January - #OurTown
Starting the conversation - In January No Child Left Behind called together experts, organisational leads, voluntary services, residents and anyone else who wanted to know more. around 100 people atended and pledged their support to the project, offering everything from free venues, training, big ideas and their own activities and events.
Presentations from Judith Kavanaugh - End Child Poverty, Sarah Scott - Director of Public Health, and Kathryn Martin - Inform Gloucestershire, helped us to get a better understanding of the impacts of child poverty, and how it impacts families in Cheltenham in every area of their lives. See the presentations below:
We also welcomed esteemed speakers Dame Janet Trotter, Kat Aukett (Prospects) and Andy Dempsey (GCC) who brought us though-provoking anecdotes and inspiring messages.
On the day we also collected donations from attendees for Cheltenham Food Bank and Cheltenham's period poverty project, Unstoppable. Thank you to all who donated.