The National Convention was held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole from 7-9 July.
"The speakers at the conference provoked ideas, allowed opportunities to focus on issues, and enabled me to talk to suppliers face to face."
- Victoria Smillie, Mancroft Advice project (MAP)
"Bertrand Piccard, the motivational speaker, was very inspirational. It was my first Convention and all my expectations were met. I now have many ideas for Crimestoppers."
- Emma Harvey, Crimestoppers Trust
"It was fantastic to meet so many fundraisers in one place and to be able to share ideas. But a closing plenary would have been really good."
- Marnie Wilton, Princess Royal Trust for Carers
"It was such a unique opportunity to listen to the speakers and meet other trust fundraisers because I come from a small organisation."
- Tamara Young, Birmingham Focus on Blindness
"I feel that the Convention has helped me to get a greater overview of different types of fundraising, as well as the many people working in the sector. The bursaries are also great and make the Convention especially worth it."
- Joanne Ryan. Action for ME
"The conference was a good opportunity for me to make a lot of useful contacts in a fun and enjoyable setting. It was very stimulating and the interactive sessions were attended by a wide cross-section of charities"
- Louise Ajdukiewicz, Breast Cancer Campaign.