April 26, 8:30am - 10:00am BST. Hosted at Google Garage
part of a series on Inclusive
About the speaker
Why Inclusion is How I Live
CCLASP was set up by Valerie and Bill Simpson after their own son, Robert, was diagnosed with AML adult leukaemia at six years old. Being told their youngest child had a 30% chance of survival was devastating and changed their lives completely.
Once he made a full recovery, after years of gruelling treatment, Valerie and Bill vowed to dedicate the rest of their lives helping others through their own experience and decided to set up the charity. Based in Edinburgh, CCLASP was born in 1994 and has gone on to supports hundreds of families across Scotland providing countless holidays, transport, events, and support to families whose child or relative is going through treatment for cancer or leukaemia. This was the vision for CCLASP and still remains so today with the help of a great team who work tirelessly to make the charity a success.
Valerie was chosen for the theme ‘inclusive’ as every day in CCLASP she includes the entire family in everything she does - She goes beyond helping the sick child. Valerie strives to make CCLASP’s services available to everybody that needs it and builds strong relationships with the families she meets.
FreeAgent is award-winning online accounting software that’s designed for the way small businesses work. More than 60,000 freelancers and small business owners use FreeAgent every day to track time against projects, raise invoices, file tax returns and just get on with the work they love - not the paperwork.
BRINGING BROSS BAGELS TO EDINBURGH. Instead of complaining about the lack of bagels this country has to offer – founder Larah Bross decided to do something about it. Working closely with local initiative Breadshare, Bross Bagels aims to bring authentic bagels to Edinburgh and beyond. Our rustic bagels are available to buy by the dozen or filled with some NY deli inspired fillings from our shop in Portobello and Leith.
Google Digital Garage is a Google initiative offering free digital skills training and confidence building for finding a new job, starting a new business and building your online presence. We will be running the Build a Personal Brand Online session to share top tips for building a brand and connecting with your audience online.
The Milkman provides Edinburgh with a progressive speciality coffee experience, blending its architectural heritage and background with contemporary coffee culture. Enjoy the house roast from Edinburgh’s Obadiah Collective or sample the ever changing rotation of filters on offer, most recently from Bonanza, Girls Who Grind and Brew Project.
The event is in collaboration with the Google Digital Garage. Following the event, join a 1 hour free masterclass entitled Build a Personal Brand Learn how to identify your brand, build and protect your online presence, and best practice for sharing content to your network.
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