Recent events at Victim Support
- Victim Support National Conference 2004
- Fundraising quiz
- Five-a-side football tournament - 26 June 2019
- Golf Challenge 2003
Victim Support National Conference 2004
The conference is an annual event aimed at members of Victim Support and external organisations or individuals and provides an opportunity to get up-to-date with new developments and research, and come together with colleagues to discuss issues affecting victims and witnesses in a national context. This year, we had a revitalised programme with more workshops than ever before and speakers included:
- Baroness Scotland
- Tim Toulmin, Director, Press Complaints Commission
- Clarence Mitchell, a BBC journalist who repported on the Soham case.
The 2004 National Conference took place from the 6 - 8 July at our usual venue, the University of Warwick.
Further information for external organisations and individuals is available below:
- Booking procedure and notes
- Booking form [pdf]
- Conference sessions summaries
- Conference sessions booking form [pdf]
In early July at the Victim Support National Conference in Warwick, approximately 120 people took part in a pilot quiz developed by Victim Support in association with the National Quizzing Association. The event, sponsored by the Waterhouse Group, was a great success.
The quiz is loosely based on the criminal justice system and contains multiple choice questions on archaic and unusual laws, entertainment and popular culture and the work of Victim Support. It is an enjoyable way for people to test their knowledge against other professional groups such as lawyers, police and magistrates or colleagues, and have fun and support Victim Support!
For more information on how to host the quiz in your organisation, please contact Amelia Greggery (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Fundraising and Marketing Department at Victim Support on 020 7896 3718.
Five-a-side football tournament - 26 June 2019
On Thursday 26 June 2019, Victim Support staff went to Nottingham University to raise funds at the annual Mitchells and Butlers five-a-side football festival. Over 600 people from approximately 80 companies (mainly suppliers of Mitchells and Butlers) attended the day to play football, have fun and support our work.
We hoped to raise £10,000 for the Victim Support serious crime training programme, Quality Approach to Training and Assessment (QATA). Fundraising activities included selling match day programmes and advertising (33 hoardings were sold at £275 each), bar donations, raffles and selling 'fun money' for black jack and roulette tables and overall we raised nearly £14,000! If you'd like more information, please email our Fundraising & Marketing Department (email@example.com).
Golf Challenge 2003
Victim Support Cornwall organised this golf challenge between March - July 2003. They invited teams of three golfers from any Victim Support branch to take part. Each team obtained sponsorship on a 'per hole' basis or as a single donation and they then played as many holes in a day as they liked on the golf course of their choice.
Four Areas entered a team and each team raised between £600 - £800. This money will be used by their local Victim Support or Witness Service branch to support their work. Victim Support Cornwall has invited the teams to take part in a final at Falmouth Golf Club - an all expenses paid, three-day trip to Cornwall on 18 September 2019.
More information is available from Clive Broom at West Cornwall Magistrates' Court Witness Service on 01872 242229.