Nexus member, Elaine Pitman of Sawyers Church, addressed her network group yesterday as part of our weekly Speaker Series. The organisation to which she belongs organises regular activities, events and support for the local community. When asked to summarise Sawyers Church – one of Nexus’ chosen charities – Elaine said, “Working together, building community, making a difference.”

For her Speaker Series presentation Elaine spoke to members about the charity and explained the practical ways in which they can easily help raise funds for their current project, the Sawyers Church New Building Fund. The campaign aims to raise money to put towards a new community centre, out of which the charity can operate and engage with the community.

She explained how members can actually donate, at no cost to themselves, through their internet shopping. By registering with EasyFundraising and customising your account so that donations go to Sawyers Church New Building Fund, you can donate every time you shop online. You can even download a reminder, which notifies you each time it recognises a donor site. It’s free for you, but a great donation for Sawyers, to help them to continue the great work they’re doing for the community.

If you’d like to experience the Nexus Speaker Series for yourself, come along to your first meeting for just £10. Book your place today by contacting Paul Lomas on, or call 07807 494530.