Fundraising to the power of 10

10 Dec Fundraising to the power of 10

Communications agency O PR is set to organise 10 fundraising events for its chosen charity the Evening Chronicle Sunshine Fund as it celebrates a decade of successful business in 2015.

Next year will see the agency, based in Ouseburn, Newcastle, mark its 10th anniversary in business. It will celebrate by encouraging its team to organise 10 charitable activities over the course of the year to raise money for the Sunshine Fund, special charity of The Journal’s sister paper, which helps to change the lives of children with disabilities in the region.

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Since its inception O has always had a corporate social responsibility policy, supporting many charities from local organisations such as Women’s Aid Newcastle to national campaigns such as Breast Cancer UK’s Wear it Pink Day.

Managing director Kari Owers said: “Next year is a milestone one for us so we wanted to make a bigger difference to just one charity to mark 10 years of not just being in business, but putting back into our community.

“We have chosen the Sunshine Fund to receive our fundraising efforts, which will be anything from a skydive to a cake bake, to raise as much money as possible for this very worthy cause which is close to all our hearts.

“I’m excited to see what the team come up with; as we are a creative team I’m sure this will provide a lot of fun throughout 2015 too.”

O PR also actively encourages its staff to give their time and skills to the local community and as part of its volunteering programme has seen its staff help organise events and advise charities and non-profit organisations on PR and communications such as Age UK, Childline North East and Young Enterprise.

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