Last year over 150 of the local business community came together to enjoy great hospitality and carols at All Saints Church in the heart of Worcester.
This year, we’d like to bring people together again, just in a different format! We’ll be live streaming from All Saints on YouTube at 6pm on Tuesday, 15th December. So we warmly invite you to join us this year from the comfort of your own home or office, crack open some mulled wine or prosecco and sing along to traditional carols (the words will be on the screen!). There will be some light hearted fun with sketches provided by local businesses, a Christmas auction and the winner of the Christmas Quiz will be announced. Here’s a taster from Rev Rich Johnson:
We’ll need to provide you with a specific YouTube link a few days before the 15th so if you’d like to join us email email@example.com and we’ll make sure your place is booked!
Foodbanks across the UK have experienced a huge growth in demand. They provide essential support to families in serious need of practical help. Foodbanks support families with more than just food parcels and can signpost to a wide variety of support services including Mental Health.
Gill and Chris at Aardvark Marketing are supporting Mark Smith and the Commercial Team at Lloyds Bank, raising money for the local Worcester Foodbank. We’re asking clients and professional contacts to join in a bit of fun – a prize draw to win a fabulous signed Red Bull Formula One shirt. This shirt was kindly donated by County Building Supplies and has been signed by drivers Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly, Team Principle Christian Horner and Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey.
Whilst the prize draw is free to enter, it’s our intention to team up with our charitable trust, Lloyds Bank Foundation, who we will ask to double any donations that entrants make to the Worcester Foodbank.
To enter and to make a voluntary donation (suggested amount of at least £10), please:-
Kindly send a copy of your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org (only this receipt will enable Lloyds Bank Foundation to double your donation).
The closing date for the draw is 5pm on Friday 31st July and we’ll be asking Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of the Worcester Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to draw the winning entry. With their permission, we’ll publish the winner’s name and their company on LinkedIn by Tuesday 4th August.
You’ve got to be in it to win it!
Thanks in advance for your generous support for this essential charity.
Gill Hutchinson of Aardvark Marketing Consultants Ltd has taken on a new role providing support for Woodrush High School in developing more effective links with local businesses as their designated Enterprise Advisor. Gill is joining a successful team of 40 local business leaders in Worcestershire as the LEP are the first in the country to have every school engaged in the programme.
The Enterprise Advisors are part of local networks deigned to build stronger links between schools, colleges and local business. In Worcestershire, the scheme is being delivered by the local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Worcestershire County Council. Their aim is to bring local businesses together to support schools as they develop their whole school careers strategy and, ultimately, support the development of Worcestershire’s future workforce.
For Woodrush school, there is an existing programme of careers advice and events, where students are encouraged to find out more about the world of work and different options after leaving school. These include many new apprenticeship schemes or further education at University. By inviting closer links with businesses, the students can increase their knowledge about the many opportunities available to them and business people can get involved with activities such as career talks and offering practice or mock job interviews.
Gill Hutchinson says “This new partnership programme provides a structure and better resources for all the county schools to deliver careers education. As a former teacher, I know how much students appreciate visitors and how they can benefit from learning from people with diverse backgrounds and experience. Doing a practice interview is a very valuable experience for many students who find the process of job application daunting, and they gain confidence as a result.” Woodrush High School make the process of doing an interview easy and even provide prompt list of questions to get you started.
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