Well, rather a nice lunch and coffee, but some good work done yesterday planning how we might move forward with our RP Young Professionals group.
I’m delighted that Rachael Stevens is back helping us after taking some time out, congratulations are due on the birth of Joe and both were looking fine.
RP Young Professionals (RPYP) is important to us and we are keen to create a good quality summer event and also create an opportunity for people to get involved in one of our fundraising events later in the year as well. As most of the group is London based, plans are now afoot to hold a meeting at the Head Office of the Press Association, which should be really interesting as well as being convenient and accessible. A date is to be agreed, likely to be late July, and a mailing to everyone on the RPYP mailing list will follow shortly afterwards.
Another possibility is that the group will get involved in and support our participation in The Carrots Walk in September. This is a night walk around London (and other cities) and the sponsorship we raise will be matched pound for pound by Fight For Sight in a jointly funded RP research grant.
RPYP is open to anyone who would like to get together occasionally at social or networking events and get to know other people with RP. The age range and the occupations of people taking part so far is very diverse. At the moment most activity is in London but if people are interested in organising an event in another location we would love to hear from you.