Matthews Helps Local Charity Raise over £13,000
Never Alone is an online support network for all carers of loved ones who have an illness, disability or just generally require support. The charity was founded by Gemma Firth following her own experiences caring for her husband who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in April 2010.
All marketing collateral was designed by Essex design agency Phelan Barker and printed by Matthews the Printers. During the start-up phase of the charity, this included all initial collateral required including letterheads, business cards and the company’s first brochure detailing its values and aims.
In 2011, after Never Alone was awarded official charity status, Gemma organised a golf day and ball to celebrate and raise money for the cause. Matthews the Printers then co-ordinated the printing of all collateral needed for the evening. This included the invitations which were posted out to guests, the programme which detailed the running order for the event and the table plans.
Gemma commented: “we were so grateful that Matthews the Printers was willing to support Never Alone. As any start up business or organisation knows, having marketing materials in place is essential and the collateral printed for the ball was also hugely valuable – the programme and table plans were integral for the smooth running of the event.”
She continues: “The golf day and ball were both a resounding success, and we raised a grand total of £13,080.72. We hope Never Alone becomes a place where our members and visitors can find comfort and support, somewhere for them to escape online without needing to leave their loved one alone. I wanted to create an environment that is safe and fun, where members can chat as well as get support and advice if they need it.”
Matthews are about to embark on a new project with Never Alone to help raise awareness of the charity and its forum for carers amongst the numerous other UK Charities. This new project will incorporate Matthews Media Bridge services, communicating with the charities through Email, web and print.
Matthews already has substantial experience within the charity sector, and is also the official corporate printing partner for UK charity Springboard – a charity helping young, unemployed and disadvantaged people to improve their prospects for economic well-being.
For more information on Never Alone, please visit www.neveralone.org.uk.