Today is an International Day of Prayer for the Night-time Economy / CNI Network and so thought I would take this opportunity to offer our thanks, both personally and as CNI Network, to your volunteer teams, trustees, steering groups and supporters for all that you do.
As Jean and I travel to meet with different projects we are always struck by the dedication and passion of people who give up time to invest in local communities and other people. It really is a privilege to have met so many wonderful and amazing people!
As today we focus our prayers on the work we do across the Network and celebrate all that is achieved we pray for you and ask that God will bless you, your work and the communities you serve.
This was posted this on Facebook the other day and thought it worth emailing out - "This is what CNI Network is all about - sharing our stories, celebrating the work we do, praying for and supporting those we help, talking through issues a local project is facing, acting as one voice for the media and others, encouraging and resourcing community transforming social action. It is not about one town or project but a collective, a movement, a family... This is CNI Network!"
We look forward to seeing some of you at our Northern Conference in a months time (12th April in York - please do book as we need to sort catering out soon) and at our Afternoon Tea at Lambeth Palace on Monday 20th October 2014. We have also just booked the amazing Slaley Hall in Northumberland for our 2015 Conference from 23rd - 25th October 2015 - more details soon!
Thanks again - "we are the ones who make city streets like new again!"
Paul and Jean
Andy, Kym-Marie, Sara, Steve and Trevor (Trustees)