Charity Commission Public Meeting 1st October

The Charity Commission for England and Wales is hosting its Annual Public Meeting 2020.

Our Chair, Baroness Stowell, Chief Executive, Dr Helen Stephenson and other directors invite you to our Annual Public Meeting on Thursday 1st October 2020 at 11am.

At this year's event, Baroness Stowell will speak about the role of charity in a post Covid-19 world, while Dr Helen Stephenson will provide insight into the Commission's work and how we are delivering support and services through the current pandemic, and our priorities as we look to the future.

We will also invite a live virtual audience to join us on the day to ask our Chief Executive and directors questions during an interactive Q&A session.

About this Event

Due to the impact of Covid-19 this year's meeting is a virtual event open to all members of the public and charity representatives.

We will be broadcasting live on our YouTube channel from a location near our Liverpool office.

If you wish to join us for the event, please sign up here

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