Once again Genetic Disorders UK - Leadership Symposium was a fantastic event. Where we heard from a number of different speakers, each giving their own experience on issues which affect our charities and help us support our members.
The weekend allowed for great networking and gathering some useful advice on running a charity, and developing it in the future.
As with previous years the weekend started with a welcome dinner on Friday evening, giving members of all charities present chance to network, reconnect with people and gain contacts that could be useful in the future.
There was an excellent after dinner Keynote speech from Libby Clegg, GB Paralympic gold medalist, who gave her experience as someone who has a genetic disorder, and how this has impacted her life and becoming a Paralympic athlete.
Saturday was time for the main symposium presentations, which included: a number of different journeys of starting a charity from basics, engaging medical professionals with charities, arranging medical/scientific symposiums, PR in relation to charities, fundraising and other services/initiatives which can benefit a number of different charities, Nationwide. Some great information was gathered which LPUK can take advantage of in the future, and learning useful hints and tips was imperative.
Many thanks to Genetic Disorders UK for inviting LPUK again this year, it is very much appreciated and fantastic event to be involved with. We look forward the event next year.