We’re extremely proud to announce that this is our first year working with The Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Children Appeal. The registered charity works tirelessly to make sure the less fortunate children of Bristol receive donations and help each Christmas.
The appeal is in its 100th year – it first started in the 1920s when it was known as ‘The Lord Mayor’s Fund’ and it collected donations to provide Christmas meals and boots to the city’s underprivileged kids.
Today, The Lord Mayor of Bristol is now the Patron of the Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Children Appeal, which aims to raise £66,000 each year to provide a better Christmas for 1,650 young people.
Each youngster receives a £20 gift or clothing voucher, as well as a £20 meal coupon. These are the city’s most vulnerable children and the vouchers make a significant difference to their Christmas.
For many young people, Christmas is a time of hardship and difficulty. Bristol is one of the wealthiest cities in the UK yet it has the greatest number of young people living in poverty in the South West. Lawrence Hill is one of the poorest places in the UK, with 60% of children living in poverty.
Working with such an incredible charity is a great way for Duchess Media to give something back to the city and by assisting with their digital marketing, we’re able to help spread the message of what the charity stands for and how people can get involved to help.
We’ve been managing their social channels to promote this year’s Gala Dinner at Ashton Gate by creating various graphics with some interesting facts about the Lord Mayors’ charity over the years. We’ve also revamped and re-energised their social channels and created content and articles to be featured on the website about the newly appointed Lord Mayor.
We’ve found it really rewarding to work on such an important appeal and we’re excited to continue to work with them throughout the rest of the year as their pro-bono marketing partner to help them reach their target to raise £66,000 for the children of Bristol.
You can support the charity by donating online or by attending some of their fundraising events such as the Gala Dinner in November this year. The charity also welcomes volunteers to help them with fundraising events, public relations and administration. Head over to their website to find out more visit: The Lord Mayor of Bristol Children’s Appeal.