Our part in the community
We like to contribute to the vibrancy and success of this area by playing our part in the community.
Through ‘Community Spirit’ we set aside a budget each year to provide free advice and support for charities and community organisations.
Deki is a Bristol-based charity which works to reduce poverty in the developing world by helping individuals in the UK lend money directly to people who need it, via the internet. It’s the UK’s first person-to-person micro loans website. After meeting CEO Vashti Richards, we couldn’t resist her passion and enthusiasm. We’ve been providing consultancy advice and support to help kick-start their PR.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Teenage Cancer Trust came to us at short notice when their PR consultant had decided on a career change, asking for support to launch their South West appeal. We decided we had to help and with only a couple of weeks to plan, we secured coverage on local TV, radio, and all regional newspapers and magazines, getting their fundraising off to a flying start.
The Park in Knowle West
The Park provides a community focus for one of the most disadvantaged areas of Bristol and provides support and training for young people. We were approached to publicise the work of their construction skills training programme, which provides real career opportunities but needed better funding. Working sensitively with the Centre and trainees, we placed features in the Bristol Evening Post and BBC Points West as part of a drive to get the local property and building industry to support the scheme.
When Bristol charity Tree Aid approached us to help promote their ‘Christmas Cake Bake’ fundraising initiative, it was clear their limited budget would not be enough to drive the campaign, so we added a few ingredients of our own. The campaign generated coverage in national and local food press and we secured the services of celebrity chefs like Raymond Blanc to back the campaign.