Talk:Volunteer Strategy Gathering/July 2015

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How long will the day be?

We are expecting to start at 10:30 and to finish by around 2:30pm. The day will round off with the charity's AGM at 3:00pm. We should be finished by 5:30pm.

Will food be provided?

Yes, there will be a sandwich lunch, tea and coffee.

Can you pay for my travel to London, or my accommodation?

Unfortunately we do not have funds to cover attendees' expenses. Sorry.

Comments and ideas for the day

How to get there?

Some tips on this would be helpful. It doesn't seem obvious. 17:53, 24 July 2015 (BST)

The staff sent out some information on travel by email a few days ago, but I agree that it would be worth putting on wiki as well.
Travel advisory note
Please note that there are planned engineering works taking place across the London public transport network this weekend.
The London Overground service is not in operation, although there are replacement buses. Shoreditch High Street is the closest station to the venue.
The District and Hammersmith & City lines on the underground are also affected with buses replacing the Tube between Bromley By Bow and Aldgate East. By this route, Aldgate East is the closest option, around a fifteen minute walk down Brick Lane will take you straight to the venue.
Aldgate (Circle Line) is another option, although please note that there is also no service on the Metropolitan Line. Liverpool Street (Central, Circle) is also an option and will leave you with about a 15-20 minute walk.
If you are travelling by bus, routes 8 and 388 both stop directly outside the venue. There will be a pop-up banner posted outside to increase visibility.
For real time travel information, visit
--MichaelMaggs (talk) 18:03, 24 July 2015 (BST)

Total cost of event

Lunch: £97.76

Setup costs: £20.00

Travel expenses and training costs: £296.00


Venue donation in kind: -£1200.00