Major event will go ahead later in the year
A major charity sector event has been postponed – due to uncertainties around Covid.
The Scottish Fundraising Conference was due to be held in February at the Double Tree by Hilton in Glasgow.
However, the event – which attracts hundreds of visitors – has been postponed till later in the year, with organisers the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Scotland looking at dates in either May or June.
Last year's event was cancelled due to the Covid lockdown.
A message sent to participants reads: “With the emergence of the Omicron variant and with the latest government announcement of reintroducing new restrictions, the organising committee for the Scottish Fundraising Conference have been considering the implications for the event.
“We would dearly loved to be able to proceed with the event as planned on the 1st and 2nd February, everything is organised and early ticket sales had been going well. After reports that the country will see a ‘tsunami’ of Covid cases over the festive period and the public being asked to minimise contact with others, along with new government guidelines, it is with great regret that the committee unfortunately had no choice but to postpone the February conference with the hope to carry it out on a later date- we’ve discussed this with the venue who have offered us alternative dates in May and June.
“As you can imagine we are totally gutted that after so much work that it is not possible to bring the Scottish fundraising community together again in February.”