In March, Brighter Berkshire (represented by Anne-Marie Gawen) attended the International Women’s Day Conference in Reading, organised by ACRE (Alliance for Cohesion and Racial Equality) and Utulivu Women’s Group.
The conference was a positive bringing together of a lot of knowledge and expertise in many different areas – many of which involve issues unique to women as well as ones which involve both men and women.
A planning event for Brighter Berkshire was held in Newbury Rugby Club on 16th December to understand more what might be possible over the Year of Mental Health and what is the level of ambition for the year. Almost 70 people turned up for the event from across Berkshire with every Council area represented. There are already groups of people coming together in Art, Music, Sport, Education, Literature, and Business putting in place activities and events for the year.