Archive for November, 2010

Sense of humour goes a long way

There was a book reviewed in Charity Times recently called The Art of Raising Money by Ian Bruce which caught my eye, as I had spent the week at events which were all about raising money. The glitziest was a silent auction held by Kids Company, a charity set up by the colourful Camilla Batmanghelidgh.  It […]

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Let’s stave off a tsunami of social disaster

Our 4th Annual Margaret Horn Lecture last Thursday evening went off with a bang. We were oversubscribed which raised the thorny question of health and safety and how many people can be fitted in a room.  Fortunately, the LEYF staff were all willing to stand in the aisles – capacity for which was also limited! […]

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Colleagues, be careful what you wish for…

The Daycare Trust Conference yesterday was the site of another announcement by our new Minister Sarah Teather MP. With growing confidence and assurance, she wrapped her message in cashmere and presented it to the audience in a way that was relatively soft and attractive.  The message was that the Sure Start grant would be an […]

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