Last Wednesday, Nic and Kasia became part of a very special celebration. For these two, going to London is always an exciting expedition, but on this occasion it was more than just a shopping spree, as they joined the charity The SMA Trust for their 10th anniversary celebration.
It is 10 years since The SMA Trust was founded, and since then they have “invested £2.4m in people, projects and places – all united by the common aim of helping to find a cure and treatments for Spinal Muscular atrophy (SMA).” All of their hard work was celebrated last week at the beautiful Spencer House. This historic building, with its unforgettable interiors, made it a perfect setting to celebrate The SMA Trust’s activity and achievements, which not just saves lives but supports families of sufferers across the country.
What difference can a pledge make? Since last year we have been promoting PROJECT:PLEDGE to inspire us and others to make good happen by giving away our time and skills.
We wanted to find a new way of telling the story of people’s pledges to different organisations, charities, and local communities, to spread these acts of kindness even further. So we decided to put the campaign to press with the PROJECT:PLEDGE newspaper.
What do you wish you could be doing on one of the hottest days of the year? How about cycling 300ish kilometres from Croyde Bay to Land’s End in a day? That’s the incredible journey Ali and his team of three undertook in temperatures reaching 28ºC and beyond to raise cash for the charity Winston’s Wish.
The Nationwide team holding a big cheque from us for £500
As promised, we put all the correct answers to our Christmas Specials competition into a Santa-sized sack and drew out a winner. And it was our Nationwide client Stephanie who knew her Muppets from her MPs, Delboys from her Dobbins.
Here is Stephanie receiving a cheque from us for £500 for her chosen charity ‘The Alzheimer’s Society’. Stephanie also walks away with a DVD box set of her favourite TV show. Don’t let that distract you from your work Stephanie!