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Aardvark Marketing | The Connection supports The Salvation Army Lifehouse in Birmingham

The Connection supports The Salvation Army Lifehouse in Birmingham

The Connection supports The Salvation Army Lifehouse in Birmingham

Luke Burton, the artist behind The Connection project, has a vision that the project will connect people of all ages and backgrounds, starting here in Birmingham and spreading out across the globe. The project is all about hope and supporting local charities with their vital community work.

The Salvation Army is perhaps best known for its work supporting people who are experiencing homelessness, poverty, and those suffering with addictions. Much of that work is done through their residential services, known as Lifehouses, providing over 3,000 places a night.

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Lifehouses are much more than just a place to stay. They are places of safety and support for the homeless, in the heart of their local community. People can access support with housing issues, employment, debt problems, training, spirituality, loneliness, addiction, or mental health. Many of the programs involve volunteers who provide a whole variety of activities, for example cooking, art or gardening classes. Residents build the confidence and skills to look forward to a much more positive future.

Aardvark Marketing | The Connection Worldwide is supporting the Salvation Army

 

 

 

 

 

“We are very excited to be involved with The Connection says Ross Newton, the Community and Events Fundraiser at The Salvation Army. “It is vital that we maximise our resources to help people who have nowhere else to turn to, donations made to this project really will help those in need.”

Aardvark Marketing | The Connection is supporting The Salvation Army Lifehouse

 

 

 

 

 

The public can support their Birmingham Lifehouse as they sponsor a ‘brick’, personalised with a message or name, and donate to the Salvation Army at the same time. The first installation will be at Broadway Plaza in Birmingham. To take part, visit www.theconnectionworldwide.com. To find out more about the Salvation Army Lifehouse projects please visit their website, https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/homelessness/lifehouses

Aardvark Marketing | The Connection supports The Salvation Army Lifehouse in Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s Connect!

Gill Hutchinson, Aardvark Marketing Director will be working alongside Luke on this exciting new project.  People can join us on this inspiring adventure through The Connection website www.theconnectionworldwide.com or follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter or LinkedIn.

To join us for the launch at Broadway Plaza on 14th October, please reserve your free Eventbrite ticket here

Aardvark Marketing Consultants | Dreams and Wishes charity and The Connection at the Houses of Parliament

The Connection supports Dreams and Wishes charity

The Connection supports Dreams and Wishes charity

The first piece of the largest work of art, The Connection Worldwide, is to be placed at Broadway Plaza in Birmingham. The official unveiling of the mini installation will be on Thursday, 14th October. Originally planned for launch in 2020 the project has been delayed because of Covid restrictions. Dreams and Wishes first announced their official partnership with The Connection when they were presented with an engraved stainless steel brick at the House of Commons by Sir Lindsay Hoyle and sculpture Luke Burton in January last year.

Aardvark Marketing Consultants | The Connection and Dreams Wishes charity at the Houses of Parliament

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dreams and Wishes founder Tony Curtis MBE confirmed “we are so happy to be involved in this project with Luke Burton. The Connection Worldwide will be an amazing piece of art. The public support for The Connection will help us make the lifelong dreams and wishes of more seriously ill children and their families across the UK come true.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This wonderful charity exists to provide support and build lasting memories for children and their families when they are at their most vulnerable. Often life-threatening illnesses involve many hospital stays and painful treatments which can mean a loss of their ‘childhood’, something the rest of us take for granted.  Dreams and Wishes are a dedicated and experienced team of ‘fairy godmothers’, making wishes come to life and putting #SmilesOnFaces. They fulfil these childrens’ unique dreams, which could be meeting a favourite TV star, a visit to a theme park, a flight in a helicopter or just having their own playhouse in the garden. If you know a seriously ill child who deserves their dream to come true, or you want to find out more about their work please visit their website www.dreamsandwishescharity.org

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Each brick in the Connection sculpture represents an individual, a struggle, an achievement, a connection made to others. It seems appropriate to celebrate this human resilience and support for each other through the hard times we are currently experiencing. Luke Burton, the creator of The Connection says “it is a pleasure to be involved with this terrific charity, who really understand some of the hardest challenges faced by children and their families. We want to bring a message of hope to more people through this partnership with Dreams and Wishes”.

The aim of the Connection project is to spread the message of hope that everyone, wherever they live and whatever their race, gender or nationality are part of one human race. The Connection pieces will continue to be placed in every country, connecting the world together through art.  Individuals will be able to be part of this historic artwork by purchasing unique stainless steel bricks engraved with their name and chosen message. Companies will also be invited to sponsor a brick, personalised with their company name and logo. Once the bricks are all personalised, the final, larger installation will go in its place.

People can join Luke on this inspiring adventure through The Connection website www.theconnectionworld.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Let’s Connect!

Gill Hutchinson, Aardvark Marketing Director will be working alongside Luke on this exciting new project.  People can join us on this inspiring adventure through The Connection website www.theconnectionworldwide.com or follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter or LinkedIn.

To join us for the launch at Broadway Plaza on 14th October, please reserve your free Eventbrite ticket here

Aardvark Marketing Consultants | Supporting Dreams and Wishes charity

Aardvark Marketing Consultants | The Charlie Ramsey Research Fund

The Connection supports the Charlie Ramsey Research Fund

The Connection supports the Charlie Ramsey Research Fund

Luke Burton, the artist behind The Connection project, aims to spread the message of hope that everyone, wherever they live and whatever their race, gender or nationality are part of one human race.

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Each year about 600 children are born in the UK who have a complex heart defect and Charlie Ramsey was one of these children. Before advanced surgery was an option, these children were simply given palliative care at home because there was no treatment. Happily, with funding for more research some of these children can now be offered surgery and the charity Charlie Ramsey Research Fund aims to support more research so that no child born with a complex congenital heart defect cannot be cured. The charity offers hope to families affected by this disease, promoting both research and organ donation.

Aardvark Marketing Consultants | Supporting The Connection and The Charlie Ramsey research Fund

 

 

 

 

 

“We at the Charlie Ramsey Research Fund are honoured to be partnered with Luke and The Connection, this inspiring project will help us in our quest to relieve sickness for the thousands of babies, children and adults living with complex heart diseases by funding vital research” says Trustee Sandra Ramsey. “Our charity advocates Organ Donation and the importance of saving lives. The support from Luke’s fundraising will enable us to continue our mission to provide life saving Defibrillators to communities and schools. We wish Luke every success in his quest to connect people through his art. “

Individuals and companies can be a part of the Connection by sponsoring a ‘brick’, personalised with their name, message, or a company logo and donate to the Charlie Ramsey charity at the same time. The first installation will be at Broadway Plaza in Birmingham. To take part, visit www.theconnectionworldwide.com. To find out more about the Charlie Ramsey charity, please visit their website, https://www.crrf.org.uk/.

Let’s Connect!

Gill Hutchinson, Aardvark Marketing Director will be working alongside Luke on this exciting new project.  People can join us on this inspiring adventure through The Connection website www.theconnectionworldwide.com or follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter or LinkedIn.

To join us for the launch at Broadway Plaza on 14th October, please reserve your free Eventbrite ticket here

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Aardvark Marketing Consultants Ltd | Luke Burton, sculpture behind The Connection Worldwide

The World’s Largest Work of Art starts at Broadway Plaza, Birmingham

The World’s Largest Work of Art starts at Broadway Plaza, Birmingham

The first piece of the largest work of art, The Connection Worldwide, is to be placed at Broadway Plaza in Birmingham. The official unveiling of the mini-installation will be on Thursday, 14th October. The art is the vision of its creator, modern sculptor Luke Burton, who wants to spread the message of hope that everyone, wherever they live and whatever their race, gender or nationality are part of one human race. The Connection pieces will continue to be placed in every country, connecting the world together through art.

Luke’s vision for this piece had stood the test of time. “With the enormous difficulties faced by individuals and by businesses recently, it feels wonderful to be going ahead after many months of covid-related delays” says Luke, “The global pandemic has brought people and communities together in new ways that we have learned to cherish. We are the building blocks of the future. Each brick represents an individual, a struggle, an achievement, a bond, a contribution, a connection. Human resilience and the fellowship celebrated through The Connection seems more relevant in 2021 than ever before!”

Natal Chapman, Centre Manager comments “Broadway Plaza are delighted to be the starting point of this fantastic project. We encourage visitors to find out more about the installation and how they can support a local charity. We are excited to be a sponsor and are looking forward to seeing the journey of this project.”

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This iconic sculpture represents the walls and struggles we face in our everyday lives and how leaning on one another as a community helps us stay strong and build each other up. Individuals will be able to be part of this historic artwork by purchasing unique stainless steel bricks engraved with their name and chosen message. Companies will also be invited to sponsor a brick, personalised with their company name and logo. Individuals and sponsors have an option to donate to a charity of their choice. For Broadway Plaza, the charity partners are Cancer Research UK, The Samaritans, Dreams and Wishes, University Hospitals Birmingham and The Charlie Ramsey Research Fund. Once the bricks are all personalised, the final, larger installation will go in its place.

Jayme Shepherd, Relationship Manager at Cancer Research UK, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Luke has decided to attempt such an inspirational challenge to not only raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK but to connect so many people through art. Luke’s fundraising initiative is going to have a significant impact on our work. We can’t thank Luke enough for his support and want to wish him the very best with his fundraising activity in aid of Cancer Research UK”.

Gill Hutchinson, Aardvark Marketing Director will be working alongside Luke on this exciting new project.  People can join us on this inspiring adventure through The Connection website www.theconnectionworldwide.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Let’s Connect!

To join us for the launch at Broadway Plaza on 14th October, please reserve your free Eventbrite ticket here
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