Our part in the community
We are passionate about contributing to the vibrancy and success of this area by playing our part in the community.
Through ‘Community Spirit’ we set aside a budget each year to provide free advice and support for charities and community organisations.
East Street Mews
We are working with a group of Bristol-based businesses to help create vital affordable housing for young homeless people in the city.
The project has been set up by a team of local businesses led by property-developer Cubex, charities and property experts to provide a solid foundation on which young people can build towards the next stage in their lives.
A derelict building in Bedminster is being renovated and refurbished into flats and Spirit is helping with PR advice and media relations support.
Deki is a local charity which works to reduce poverty in the developing world by helping individuals in the UK lend money directly to people who need it, via the internet. It’s the UK’s first person-to-person micro loans website. We couldn’t resist their passion and enthusiasm and provided consultancy advice and support to help drive their PR.
Teenage Cancer Trust came to us at short notice when their PR consultant had decided on a career change, asking for support to launch their South West appeal. We decided we had to help and with only a couple of weeks to plan, we secured coverage on local TV, radio, and all regional newspapers and magazines, getting their fundraising off to a flying start.
The Park in Knowle West provides a community focus for one of the most disadvantaged areas of Bristol and provides support and training for young people. We were approached to publicise the work of their construction skills training programme, which provides real career opportunities but needed better funding. Working sensitively with the Centre and trainees, we placed features in the local print and broadcast media to encourage local businesses to support the scheme.
Tree Aid approached us to help promote their ‘Christmas Cake Bake’ fundraising initiative, it was clear their limited budget would not be enough to drive the campaign, so we added a few ingredients of our own. The campaign generated coverage in national and local food press and we secured the services of celebrity chefs like Raymond Blanc to back the campaign.