Kids Company’s Christmas Cracker app encourages text donations

first_img some fun ‘toys’ to play with on your phoneThe app encourages users to text a donation of £5 to the charity to help fund its Christmas Day party which it hosts for 3,500 of London’s most vulnerable children. Advertisement Kids Company, the charity that offers support to vulnerable inner-city children, has created a free Christmas Cracker app for mobile devices, offering some seasonal fun in return for a suggested text donation.The iPhone (iOS) app was created by creative agency Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, which has worked with Kids Company for seven years. It contains digital versions of Christmas cracker staples: About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis a selection of seasonal jokes voiced by comedian duo Peter Serafinowicz and Sarah Alexander a digital hat to post on photos and share “We don’t want to make people feel guilty at Christmas” says Jane Caldwell, from Kids Company. “We just want to give our most vulnerable children the chance to enjoy themselves too. When the average parent spends over £100 per child on presents, we hope that by spreading a little fun ourselves, people will be inspired to give a little something back.”  87 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 December 2012 | News Tagged with: app christmas Digital mobile Kids Company’s Christmas Cracker app encourages text donationslast_img read more

Press release: Communities Secretary hails hero high streets as visitors enjoy summer in Salisbury

first_imgTourists and residents are being urged to make the most of Salisbury as the city launches its bid to be crowned a ‘Rising Star’ in the Great British High Streets Awards.Communities Secretary, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, today (21 August 2018) visited business owners in Salisbury and Amesbury to thank them for their community spirit, and see first hand how government funding is helping the city recover following incidents earlier in the year.Salisbury has received more than £5 million in funding to further support businesses, boost tourism and meet unexpected costs.Early indications show that the cash injection is encouraging tourists to return to Salisbury.Now the city is in line for a further £10,000 if it scoops the top spot in the ‘Rising Star’ category of the Great British High Streets competition – which celebrates the most ambitious high streets taking a lead and working together to revive, adapt and diversify.Communities Secretary, Rt. Hon James Brokenshire MP, said: On the visit, the Communities Secretary also met senior police officers and council officials to hear about the recovery operation, and thank them for their work and commitment.Further informationThe Great British High Streets Awards 2018, run by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and sponsored by Visa, close on 22 August 2018.The government has announced more than £5 million in funding to further support businesses, boost tourism and meet unexpected costs as a result of the incidents in Salisbury and Amesbury.This new package is in addition to the £2.5 million that has been made available since March to support the local community. There are encouraging signs tourists are returning to Salisbury to enjoy the huge variety of attractions and activities the area has to offer. Government funding is helping to support this. Residents and business owners on the high street have shown huge community spirit and resilience in the face of unparalleled circumstances. I wish them the best of luck as they go for gold in our Great British High Streets competition. Office address and general enquiries The Great British High Streets Awards also recognise individuals playing a leading role in making our high streets special.Susi Mason, owner of gift shop Casa Fina, has been nominated as Salisbury’s High Street Hero, recognising her time, dedication and commitment to the city.Baroness Jane Scott OBE, leader of Wiltshire council, said: If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. Salisbury and the surrounding area has long been a huge draw for both domestic and international visitors. Through working in partnership with VisitEngland, Wiltshire council and the Salisbury recovery team, we are pleased that our joint activity is bringing people back to Salisbury. With several weeks of the summer holidays left, there’s no better time to enjoy the world class attractions, unique high streets, heritage sites and packed schedule of events. Chief Executive of Visit Wiltshire, David Andrews, said: Email [email protected] Contact form https://forms.communit… General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF Media enquiries It’s really good news that the city is in the running for these awards given the recent difficult months for local businesses and the community. We have been working closely with businesses throughout this time, providing financial support and rate relief, plus bespoke advice, training and coaching to ensure they have the help needed to keep going and safeguard jobs. The council introduced free parking in both Amesbury and Salisbury to help encourage visitors and shoppers and to support local businesses. We are extremely fortunate to benefit from world-class attractions in south Wiltshire; including Stonehenge, the cathedral and medieval streets, and we welcome tourist and visitors from across the globe to visit this quintessential city and enjoy all that it has to offer. Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 Social media – MHCLG Twitter – – – read more