Revised date for Jo Ash’s retirement gathering

Jo Ash, CBE

Retirement Gathering (Revised Date)

Hogland’s Park Friday 23rd July, 12pm-2pm

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Jo Ash will be retiring from SVS on Friday 2nd July. To celebrate Jo’s contribution to, and championing of, the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, and Southampton, SVS would like to extend an invitation to meet in person in Hogland’s Park from 12pm on Friday  23rd July (due to the recent extensions of restrictions).


SVS will provide some light refreshments and it will be an opportunities to share some stories and say our goodbyes.


Jo has been involved in SVS since the late 70s and has led as CEO since the early 90s. During that time Jo has been involved in the major issues effecting the city with colleagues across sectors, as well as contributing to the national agenda through her tenure as Vice- Chair of NCVO, for which she was recognised in the 2016 New Year Honours.


SVS Staff will be delighted to welcome you on the 23rd. Should the English summer weather (or Covid) conspire against us, alternative arrangements to meet online will be circulated a couple of days before.


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