Two ‘ambitious’ charities have been selected to receive specialist story marketing support from STORY22 throughout 2021 after the Kent-based marketing agency ran a competition throughout December.
RSPCA Canterbury and District, which responds to animals in need, and the Jigsaw Trust, which raises awareness and supports people affected by autism, were selected from entries received from charities across London and the south east to receive tailored marketing to support their charity objectives throughout the year.
STORY22 co-owner Sonya Whittam said: “We are really excited to be working with our chosen charities in 2021. We were lucky to have received so many interesting applications and to have met with some wonderful charities through the process.
“It was a tough decision but in the end the Jigsaw Trust and RSPCA Canterbury really impressed us with how they enthusiastically articulated a clear vision for their organisations. They had both taken time to think through how they might be able to utilise our support to further the work of their organisations to maximum benefit. We are looking forward to supporting them throughout the year.”
Keith Aldis, RSPCA Canterbury & District Chair said: “We are extremely thrilled and grateful to be selected to receive support from STORY22. COVID-19 has hit our charity hard, closing some of our shops, reducing income and stopping us being able to reach out to many of our supporters. Thinking differently about how we can connect to our communities and raise the profile of our charity is essential if we are to continue to survive to support animals that are so in need in our patch. We can’t wait to get started!”
Kate Grant, CEO of Jigsaw Trust said: “We are absolutely delighted to have this fantastic opportunity to work with STORY22. Their skills and expertise will bring a huge amount of value in taking our marketing plans forward and setting us up for future success. We are incredibly grateful to the whole team at STORY22 for choosing to support Jigsaw Trust and we are looking forward to the year ahead, working with STORY22 on some exciting projects that will enable us to further our impact and helping more children and adults with autism reach their potential.”
STORY22 co-owner Julie Firth said they had decided to run the competition to try and help support charities hard-hit by the pandemic. Julie said: “Sonya and I are always really invested in the success of the organisations we work with and are passionate about helping people. When we set up the business, we both knew we wanted STORY22 to count for something and make a real difference and this competition seemed like the perfect opportunity to use our skills and knowledge in a way that will have a significant positive impact on the beneficiaries they work so hard to support.”
STORY22 is offering all charities that entered the competition the chance to access marketing, PR and video support by offering two dedicated webinars in January and February. They will be supported by Christina Bowden of Bowden PR and Chris Newberry of Wildwood Media, who specialise in PR and film-making for charities. All will be sharing their expertise and offering a bank of resources for charities to access.
To find out more about STORY22 visit www.story22.co.uk