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HADCA AGM and Celebration Event 2020

HADCA AGM and Celebration Event 2020

We hope colleagues from charities; community groups and partner organisations from across the district will be able to join us on Thursday 15 October, 11:00am to 12:00pm via Zoom as we share how we connect people in our communities and celebrate community action. 

At our AGM you’ll  be able to hear our plans for a positive future  working towards our vision ‘People in the Harrogate District benefit from leading fulfilling and active lives and make a positive contribution to local community life’ by connecting and collaborating, supporting community action, strengthening volunteering, growing local giving and helping people stay safe and well at home supported by volunteers.

It is so important for us to work together to make sure our small but vital charities are still here to help our communities in the future.

Sadly the Harrogate & District Volunteering Oscars 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. However Oscars organiser John Fox would like you to please make a note in your diary to look forward to next year: the date is Friday 29 October 2021.

This year our volunteers have never been more needed and so we invite you to join us to say ‘thank you’ and to celebrate the achievements of all our volunteers across the Harrogate District.

At our AGM we will share a presentation featuring some of the many volunteers across our district who have made a real difference this year. As well as people giving time as part of the local community emergency response to Covid19, we would also like to acknowledge volunteers of other organisations who were very active up to March, but have had to take a pause from volunteering these last few months, or who have been supporting charities in many different ways.

You are invited to join us to say thank you to your volunteers:

•    Please email one or two photos of your volunteers (with permission to share as below), your charity logo and a few words to by 7th October. (extended deadline) (Photos at least 1MB file size if possible please.) 
•    The photos will be used by HADCA to celebrate volunteering and may also be published by local media partner of the Harrogate District Volunteering Oscars, the Harrogate Advertiser series.

There are no categories or ‘winners’ – everyone giving time this year is a winner!

Celebrating a special anniversary this year? 
If your local charity or community group is celebrating a Special Anniversary this year, please email one or two photos and your logo (as per the instructions above) and as well as being part of the event on 15th October you will also be invited to next year’s Oscars Awards Ceremony to celebrate again with us!

Papers for our HADCA AGM 


Please read our Impact Report (PDF) which gives some examples of how we have helped and connected communities, charities and volunteers over the last year. You can also view our Report as a flipbook

Staff and volunteers from charities, community groups and partner organisations working in Harrogate District are very welcome to join us. Please book your place here and you will be sent a link to join the Zoom online meeting nearer the time.