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Arco to Sponsor East Riding Village Halls Network's Conference on Safety

25 April 2022

Arco, the UK's leading safety company, has been confirmed as a sponsor for this year's conference of the East Riding Village Halls Network (E.R.V.H.N) on Friday 13th May at Holme-on-Spalding-Moor Village Hall.

The event is the first in-person conference for E.R.V.H.N since the Covid-19 pandemic and will provide attendees with a variety of information on key topics around the theme of 'keeping safe', including food hygiene, working at height, play areas and safety essentials, combatting social isolation and resuscitation.

The network provides support for 95 members across the East Riding, who in turn are assisted by more than 800 trustees and volunteers.

The conference is anticipated to attract more than 100 delegates and will see keynote speeches from The Rt Hon David Davis MP as well as from representatives from local government, the East Riding Voluntary Action Service (ERVAS) and Action for Communities in Rural England.

Sponsorship of the event came about because of an application from the E.R.V.H.N to the Arco Community Fund.

Anna Harvatt, Community Engagement Manager, at Arco, said:

"Village halls have and continue to play an important role in their local communities, with perhaps the best example of this being how many operated as hubs for distributing PPE and other important supplies, like food and medicine, to assist those delivering vitally important services to the most vulnerable in society.

"At Arco, we are committed to supporting charitable organisations and community groups in the areas we operate in.

"As experts in safety, we are proud to be sponsoring this year's E.R.V.H.N conference, which will focus on the theme of 'keeping safe'."

Geoff Catterick, Chairman of the E.R.V.H.N, said:

"The East Riding Village Halls Network is very grateful to Arco for its kind and generous support for this year's conference.

"It is vital to communities that village and community halls are supported in as many ways as possible, as these buildings are an integral part of community life.

"Without the wholehearted support of Arco, the E.R.V.H.N would not be in a position to fulfil its ambition to keep communities informed.

"Working with Arco enables the E.R.V.H.N to provide members with essential information at this conference around the theme of 'keeping safe', which is even more important during the current crisis.

"Our thanks to Arco and its community fund for the support. Together we aim to provide a first-class conference."

For further information about the conference, visit the E.R.V.H.N website at: www.ervhn.org.uk

If you are a charitable organisation or community group and would like to find out more about Arco's Community Fund, email community@arco.co.uk