A Gloucester marketing agency came to the rescue of a local charity after a chance meeting at an Irish dancing class.
Moose Marketing and PR took over the creation and design of a publicity leaflet for the Family Haven Centre in Spa Road after a conversation between Moose Marketing and PR's MD Mark Owen and Family Haven fundraiser Claire McGrath, at his wife’s Irish dancing class.
The Family Haven was established in 1988 to help disadvantaged and vulnerable families in Gloucestershire to a brighter future. It helps parents and their pre-school children by providing a warm, caring and supportive day centre where assistance and encouragement is available to help them to improve the quality of their lives. When Mark heard that Claire and her colleagues at the centre were having difficulty finalising the text and design of their latest publicity brochure, he promptly offered to set the Moose Marketing and PR design and writing team onto the job for nothing.
“I went to a ceileidh at an Irish club with my wife Emma one evening and got chatting with Claire. She asked me for some advice on the design of the leaflet and when I saw other fantastic work they were doing end I decided to take the whole project on board without charging a fee,” said Mark. “It is a very worthwhile charity and needs to raise revenues to keep going. I’m a strong believer in putting something back into the community.”
Claire said: “It was so good of Mark to take over the job for us and I must say he and his team have done a superb job. The finished leaflet looks terrific and will be a key tool in our fund raising activities in the foreseeable future.
“I would also like to thank our main sponsors Cheltenham and Gloucester who are printing the leaflet for nothing at their print works.”
For more information on the Family Haven, contact Claire McGrath on 01452 528692.