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Gaining support and boosting resilience in challenging times

Midlands networking group
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If you are a non-member, you can access these presentations by clicking ‘attend event’ above, registering your details and paying by credit card. You will automatically be sent the link to the videos and the passwords. Contact us if you have any problems accessing the videos.

Gaining support and boosting resilience in challenging times

The Coronavirus crisis has impacted each of our personal and professional lives and may continue to do so for some time.

Charities are needed now more than ever, but with fundraising activities and awareness campaigns postponed, and some staff adapting to working remotely, it can be hard to remain positive when the future looks uncertain.

In this session we’ll hear from Rachel Ollerenshaw, founder of Molly Olly’s Wishes. Rachel will tell us how her charity has adapted to the climate and continued to raise funds and awareness throughout the crisis.

We’ll also hear from Jane Galvez from Ripple HR who will give us her top tips for helping colleagues and people you manage remain resilient and positive, whilst looking after their mental wellbeing.

Presentations were filmed in June 2020 at the CharityComms Midlands Network Event, but are not necessarily region-specific.

Fundraising and awareness raising during difficult times

Rachel Ollerenshaw and her husband Tim are founders of Molly Olly’s Wishes. Their daughter Molly was just three years old when she was diagnosed with a Wilms’ tumour and, despite a long and brave 5-year fight, she died in 2011.

Rachel and Tim spent a large part of those years in and out of hospital. They soon realised that many of the patients they met did not have the emotional or financial support that they had for Molly and her siblings. Molly wanted to help these children and so Molly Olly’s Wishes was born.

Rachel is going to talk to us about how she and her team have continued to raise the profile of Molly Olly’s Wishes during these difficult times.

Rachel Ollerenshaw, founder of Molly Olly’s Wishes

Boosting Resilience

From the uncertainty employees are experiencing with their own health, mental wellbeing and concerns about their financial futures, Jane Galvez of Ripple HR will explore how you can support your team during this time. Jane will share thoughts on managing teams remotely, ideas and support to help them manage their own resilience, what to do and what to avoid, encouraging them to stay positive and help support the resilience of their colleagues during the Covid-19 outbreak. 

This will be an interactive session enabling you to ask questions and explore some of the issues you are concerned about in a supportive environment.

Jane Galvez, Ripple HR

About the Midlands networking group

The Midlands networking group is a network of comms professionals working in UK charities and not-for-profit organisations in the Midlands.

You’ll be given the opportunity to meet your peers, compare notes on workplace practices and share successes, ideas, challenges and inspiration. The group is designed to encourage networking and peer-to-peer support, sharing issues in a ‘safe’ and relaxed environment.

Each event will focus on a topic which delegates will discuss in small groups before feeding back to the group as a whole. There’ll also be plenty of time for networking.

In between events, stay in touch with your peers by joining our Facebook Midlands networking group.

If there’s a topic you’d like to discuss or if you’d be interested in speaking at a future event, please email Vanessa.

If you’d like to be one of the first to hear about these events, please email to be added to the Midlands networking group mailing list.