Case study: British Red Cross, Area Staff Conference

Case study: British Red Cross, Area Staff Conference

The British Red Cross held their Annual Area Staff Conference at Partnership for Learning Charity Training Conference Centre on 1st November 2011.

The organisation offers volunteer-led humanitarian support to help people in crisis all over the world.

The event took place over a full day in the Theatre of Partnership for Learning Charity with lunch and refreshments served on the adjacent Mezzanine and break out rooms.

Staff were invited to the event from Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside to learn about the organisation’s latest developments and share experiences about delivering services that are crucial to vulnerable people and communities in the region and further afield.

Client Testimonial:

‘We have used Partnership for Learning Charity for our Area Conference for the past several years.  The venue is ideal with a large theatre, break-out rooms and separate areas for refreshments and lunch.  The staff are always very helpful and accommodating leading up to the event and nothing is ever too much trouble.  The event runs perfectly every year with people on hand from Partnership for Learning Charity to assist us with every need.  The food is faultless and plentiful.

Thank you to all the staff who assisted on our event this year and we look forward to returning next year.’

Kerrie Ashcroft, PA to Operations Director, British Red Cross

Summary of event and Liverpool conference facilities:

Room(s) booked: Theatre and Mezzanine plus 2 Break Out Rooms

Number of people in attendance: 78 (75 plus 3 facilitators)

Date / time span: 1st November 2011 – 8.30am to 4.30pm

Services provided for this event included:

  • Catering (finger buffet) and refreshments – including special dietary requirements
  • Audio visual and presentation equipment
  • Wi-fi provision throughout
  • Reception service
  • Disabled access
  • Free car parking
For details of Partnership for Learning Charity’s training and Liverpool meeting facilities please contact 0151 288 2100
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Elvis takes centre stage at community Christmas event!

Elvis took centre stage at Partnership for Learning Charity ‘s community Christmas event on Wednesday 14th December to make sure the older members of our community don’t have a ‘blue Christmas’!

This year, we’ve put our Liverpool conference facilities to good use.  The festivities took place within the restaurant at Partnership for Learning Charity’s building, and included a Christmas lunch with all
the trimmings, entertainment and a selection of specially donated gifts from staff and clients to be handed out.

The highlight of the day was a special appearance from the King of Rock and Roll himself ‘Elvis Presley’ who took time out to give a performance of ‘Blue Christmas’ and share some of his dance moves with the guests!

The charity chose to invite older members of the community to help prevent social isolation in later life which often happens due to issues with mobility, financial constraints, illness or simply losing touch with family and friends.

Alby Flynn from Age UK Knowsley who brought some of the guests along for the day commented, ‘We work hard all year round to make sure the people we work with enjoy a happy and healthy later life. The Christmas event at Partnership for Learning was such a great success, that some of the guests didn’t want to leave!’

All surplus funds from the hire of training and Liverpool conference facilities at Partnership for Learning Charity, go towards supporting the local community of South Liverpool and Knowsley.