Thursday 15 October 10.00am – midday
Via the Zoom platform

​This online event will bring together our volunteer mentors and mentees (past, present & future) to discuss some of the common mentoring themes, allowing the sharing of ideas and best practice.

We are grateful to our two corporate sponsors of the event, Ashdown Hurrey, Hastings based Accountants and Youbiquity Ltd, a Creative Marketing Agency from Holmes Hill, near Lewes, who will share a few words of wisdom at the top of our meeting.

After introductions, we will move to our break-out rooms, each chaired by one of our mentors, for you to share any experiences of mentoring and the kind of issues with which you’re facing at this current, challenging time. Topics may typically include Funding & Development, Risk & Resilience Planning and Lessons learnt from lockdown. Time permitting, we will look to mix the break-out rooms up for a second round of discussions before feeding back to a plenary session, when we will hear from some our previous mentees about their experiences of being mentored by members of our team.

We hope that you’ll be able to join us on the morning of Thursday 15 October from 10.00am for a prompt start at 10.15am. Please book your FREE place using this eventbrite link. Once booked, we will email you the Zoom link for the event, at least one week before 15 October.

Like many Zoom meetings, we will have a ‘Chat’ facility available for you to share any information with other attendees. Best practice suggests that you should please mute your microphone when not speaking to minimise background noise.



Previous event

The evening was attended by close to 50 leaders within the Third Sector, alongside many of the volunteer mentors and leaders from 3VA and Action in rural Sussex (AirS) together with the Lord Lieutenant for East Sussex, Peter Field, who opened the occasion including words of thanks to the event sponsors, Reid Briggs Insurance and Rix & Kay Solicitors.

Delegates took part in ‘round’ table discussions led by the mentors and heard directly from some recent mentees, including Victoria Sparkes who runs an organisation called Muma Nurture, providing therapeutic support for fertility, pregnancy & related loss.

Victoria said, “The mentoring helped us understand the process of becoming a charity.”