This blog promises to reveal the inside track of a third sector leader influencing in Whitehall, championing professionalism and causing a stir.
Sir Stephen Bubb is director of Charity Futures, which promotes better charity governance and leadership. He was formerly Chief Executive of ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations) until 2016.
His blog is part of the British Library’s national blog archive.
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Well, that was a really rather pleasant Bank Holiday. And
it marked the Open Garden day in Charlbury. The National Gardens Scheme is a
rather splendid charity that organises people with great gardens to open them up
to the public for a day a year. Founded in 1927 it raises funds for a range of
charities like ACEVO members Marie Curie, Macmillan, Help the Hospices, the NT
and Alzheimer’s. Over the last 10 years £22m has been raised. This year over 3,800
gardens will open. So a good cause indeed. And the 2 Charlbury gardens are a
marvel. My friends Andrew and Briony Lawson own Gothic House and have a real
plantsman's garden and the Priory have a great 7 acres laid to formal gardens
and trees and scrubland that run down to the River Evenlode.