CVS Inverclyde CEO, Charlene Elliott, and long-standing trustee of Inverclyde Community Fund, Susan Robinson, were invited to attend a Garden Party at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, to celebrate the King’s Coronation.
The two local third sector leaders were invited in recognition of their contribution and dedication to Inverclyde’s communities through the organisations they have served over their lives.
Charlene Elliott said: “the Garden Party was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and it was incredible to attend the event alongside hundreds of people who have contributed to their communities in the most amazing ways.
“Susan and I were honoured to represent Inverclyde’s charities and community groups – their staff, volunteers, donors, service users – who work so hard to support vulnerable people and make Inverclyde a better place to live.”
Susan said “Despite torrential rain, it was impossible to keep the smiles off our faces as we joined with such an honourable group of invited guests. Listening to the stories of people’s efforts and the difference that they had made was inspiring. It was a real honour.”
Charlene Elliott leads CVS Inverclyde, the Third Sector Interface (TSI) for Inverclyde, which helps to support and strengthen local charities and voluntary groups and represent their views and needs to policy makers. Charlene is also a trustee for Inverclyde Community Fund.
Susan Robinson helped to develop Inverclyde Community Fund, she is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, and in her previous role she has helped raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for good causes in Inverclyde.. Susan is also a former CVS Inverclyde employee.