EVENTS

EVENTS

The giving tree

Our Christmas campaign

Through The Giving Tree, our annual Christmas Campaign, our members and the general public help charities to give gifts to those they support.

Our 2021 campaign is live! This year the campaign is helping 20 local charities to make Christmas special for those they support.  Click here for more info.

Head to The Oracle Shopping Centre or to our Giving Page below to get involved! 

Each year we work with our partners who ask the children they support what they’d really like for Christmas. You then have the opportunity to give a gift you know the recipient actually  will really love!

As a charity member you can request gifts for the children and young people you work with. As a business member you can host a tree so your employees and visitors can take part. We also host two public trees in the Broad Street Mall (coming back next year!) and Oracle Shopping Centre and a donations page online so that the whole Reading community can join in!

For more info email: givingtree@connectreading.co.uk

Reading rescue

Environmental Clean-up

An opportunity to get out of the office and clean up our local environment together! Our Reading Rescue events happen twice a year and are sponsored by Thames Water.

Clean up teams are provided with litter pickers, gloves, bags and (crucially!) a scheduled rubbish collection to take-away what’s been found. You can read a previous RESCUE event here.

Our most recent event was 3rd – 9th May 2021. Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page for more info about future events.

If you’d like to start litter picking in your local area then check out Reading Adopt Your Street (RAYS). 

WHY TAKE PART?

The Community Investment Co-ordinator at Thames Water says, ‘we’re always proud to sponsor and take part in Reading Rescue. It’s a great community event which really makes a difference to the town….ultimately making Reading a better place to live and work.’

Easter egg Appeal

Think tinder meets kinder surprise

An opportunity for our business members to gift Easter eggs to disadvantaged children, young people and people in need in Reading. A bit like a match-making service, our members let us know if they’d like to receive or donate Easter eggs or and we connect them with one another! 

Through our 2021 Easter Egg Appeal we were able to help  15 local businesses donate over 1,200 eggs to 18 charities!

What a great opportunity four our members to provide practical, fun support for a charity within our local community!

EVENTS FOR MEMBERS

Networking opportunities

Our events provide a fantastic networking opportunity for members to connect with one another and showcase their work. The meetings are hosted online or in venues around Reading. 

Dates for our monthly member networking for 2021 are:

  • Fri 26 Nov 2021 | 8.30 – 9.30am (online)
  • Fri 17 Dec 2021 | 8.30 – 9.30am @ Reading College with a tour of the Institute of Technology

Dates for 2022

Member Networking in 2022 will be on the 3rd Thursday of every month (excluding some school holidays):

  • Thu 20 Jan 2022 | 12.30 – 1.30pm (online)
  • Thu 17 Feb 2022 | 12.30 – 1.30pm (in-person)
  • Thu 17 Mar 2022 | 12.30 – 1.30pm (online)
  • Thu 28 Apr 2022 | 12.30 – 1.30pm (in-person)
  • Thu 19 May 2022 | 12.30 – 1.30pm (online)
  • Thu 16 Jun 2022 | 12.30 – 1.30pm (in-person)
  • Thu 21 Jul 2022 | 12.30 – 1.30pm (online)
  • Thu 18 Aug 2022 | 12.30 – 1.30pm (in-person)
  • Thu 15 Sep 2022 | 12.30 – 1.30pm (online)
  • Thu 20 Oct 2022 | 12.30 – 1.30pm (in-person)
  • Thu 17 Nov 2022 | 12.30 – 1.30pm (online)
  • Thu 15 Dec 2022 | 12.30 – 1.30pm (in-person)

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