07 Mar 2003
MENTAL ILLNESS: Jockey Pat O'Connor, who suffers from manic depressive illness, is sponsoring a horserace in the name of mental health charity Rethink, the rebranded National Schizophrenia Fellowship. The event is the centrepiece of the charity's spring PR offensive, and will be overseen by Rethink...
10 May 2002
FUNDRAISING: Organisers of a charity auction of chairs donated by
celebrities are on the hunt for a corporate sponsor. The event, called
Chairish the Child, aims to raise funds for children's charities such as
the NSPCC. Celebrities taking part include Brad Pitt, Robert Redford and
05 Apr 2002
WWF: The World Wildlife Fund is launching a PR campaign to find a
corporate sponsor for a fundraising link-up next year with amateur
dramatics groups. The fundraising initiative, titled Global Applause,
involves the production of specially-written plays for WWF across
22 Mar 2002
CHARITY: Guide Dogs for the Blind is launching a PR push for a
forthcoming sponsored event called Escape and Evasion, where
participants attempt to complete an SAS training session. The event
takes place in the summer and was conceived following one of the
charity's event managers involvement in a recent...
19 Jan 2001
The Royal Parks Agency - which maintains and polices London s royal parklands, including Regents and Hyde Parks, with an annual budget of pounds 26m - has created a new public affairs post. The role involves handling press and PR, marketing and fundraising, sponsorship and events. With a brief to create...
18 Aug 2000
| by JENNIFER WHITEHEAD
Threshold Tennant Trust has filled its newly-created post of press
and PR manager with the appointment of Andrew Nye, following a review of
the body s PR activities. Nye has 18 months experience as publications
manager at the National Autistic Society. His immediate focus will be
next month s DETR-sponsored...
07 Jul 2000
| by HOLLY WILLIAMS
The Birmingham Millennium Point - a major pounds 50 million
national project - has assembled a PR team to oversee its launch in
September next year.
30 Jun 2000
| by ED SHELTON
The Central Office of Information has appointed Oxygen Marketing to
handle sponsorship and promotion for the DTI s 2000 National Fireworks
Safety Campaign. The campaign will seek to educate young people about
the dangers of fireworks as half of those injured each year are
children. Oxygen will be seeking...
03 Mar 2000
| by ALLISON GILES
The Red Consultancy has been appointed by drinks company Bulmers to
provide PR support for Strongbow s sponsorship of Leeds United FC.
03 Mar 2000
| by RICHARD EDWARDS
International child development agency Compassion has retained
London-based agency Oasis Media to handle its press and PR activity in
the UK. The move comes as part of Compassion s aim to grow and
consolidate its UK presence after setting up its first UK office in
1999. Oasis brief will be to raise...