Around 70 people enjoyed the first of a series of conference events aimed to bring together CNI Network projects within different regions. The day, held at Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough, was an opportunity for eating together, networking, celebrating the impact of local projects, hearing about the direction of CNI Network and #FaithAndPoliceTogether and up-skilling volunteers through a variety of workshops. The event was opened by Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger. The workshops on offer included First Aid from British Red Cross, Social Media, Domestic Violence, Licensing and Terrorism Awareness and Appropriate Adult Service from MIND. A variety of exhibition stands helped local projects gather information which will help volunteers better serve local communities. The event also included give-away's, the #JesusLovesFestivals selfie board, prayer and songs from local man Peter Howe.