THE work of Wee County charities and volunteers during the pandemic is to be celebrated at a rescheduled conference next year.

The Forth Valley Third Sector Conference, which had to be postponed due to coronavirus, is planned to be held on February 9 in 2021.

It will be a celebration of the volunteer work carried out during the pandemic and an opportunity to plan for the future.

Anthea Coulter, chief officer at Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface which helped co-ordinate the effort in the Wee County, said: “The conference is our way of bringing together the wonderful people behind the work and innovation, partnerships and community action that has been a feature of 2020 through the toughest of times.

“We want them to come together and be thanked for that work, but also discuss how best to move forward, learn from others and share in the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead."

The theme of the virtual conference will be People, Place and Participation with communities secretary Aileen Campbell set to pay tribute.

A range of online workshops will be held on the day and the conference will also feature a plenary by Jim McCormick, the recently appointed chief executive of the Robertson Trust.

The event is being organised by three third sector interfaces from across the Forth Valley with hopes that a stimulating programme on the day will lead to the formation of partnerships and networking opportunities.

Charity representatives can visit to book a place.