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Support the return of Nottingham Communications Group

5th Sep 2023 | Posted in : Nottinghamshire, Self Help Groups, Self Help UK News, East Midlands News

Do you work in a communications and marketing role?

Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS) is looking to revive the Nottingham Communications Group, with the support of Nic, Engagement and Marketing Coordinator at Self Help UK. Nic contacted NCVS as she had benefited from the group in a previous communications role.

Nottingham Communications Group (NCG) first formed in 2017 as a network for people working in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Nottingham who have the responsibility for communications in their organisation. Aimi McCaffery (then working at Nottingham Central Women's Aid) was instrumental in founding and leading the group until 2019, supported by Nicki Hastie within NCVS.

NCVS always hoped to continue the group, as resources and interest allowed. We were incredibly saddened when Aimi died in tragic circumstances in 2022. Aimi was passionate about communications and the VCSE sector, and we can hopefully build on her legacy by re-introducing the group.

The objectives of NCG were to share learning, gain new skills, network and provide peer to peer support. Some meetings had themes, with invited communications and marketing professionals kindly sharing their expertise. We also had 'round-table' introductions and a 'latest news' section so members were able to promote initiatives and events and gain support from others.

Could you benefit? Would you like to get involved?

NCVS is hosting an online relaunch meeting on Tuesday 10 October 2023, from 2pm to 3pm, where Nic from Self Help UK has agreed to facilitate our first meeting agenda to discuss what we'd like from the group.

What do you want from a relaunched group?

You don't need to have communications in your job title (or volunteer role) in order to participate. If communications forms a significant part of your workload or role description, you are welcome to get involved.

Register to attend the relaunch meeting here, and you'll automatically be added to the new Nottingham Communications Group mailing list.

If you can't make this meeting, and would like to be kept informed of future activities, email to be added to the mailing list.

[Credit: Nottingham CVS]