Shimon Cohen and the whole team The PR Office deeply mourns the passing of Madiba, Nelson Mandela. For some six years The PR Office enjoyed the immense privilege of working closely with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and directly to Madiba on the magnificent 46664 campaign. Since the launch of 46664 in 2003 we worked on programmes and events in Cape Town, George, Johannesburg, Tromso, Madrid, London and New York and had the honour and privilege to greet Madiba many times. The highlight of all must be our work on the most incredibly successful 90th birthday celebrations held in London's Hyde Park, photos of which adorn our office walls, with pride of place going to the letter from Madiba thanking us for our efforts.
To have worked with Nelson Mandela has been a lifetime highlight. Madiba showed the world leadership, courage, humility and warmth. For those of us privileged to have met him, he showed a strength of character through a huge heart that will never be forgotten.
Celebrating its second anniversary, the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), established to help ex-Service men and women make a successful transition back to civilian life, has signed up to the Corporate Covenant.
FiMT has already awarded project and research grants of over £2 million and, by signing the Covenant, is demonstrating its concrete support for the Armed Forces community.
During its first two years, FiMT has commissioned seminal research reports such as the Transition Mapping Study (TMS), which reviewed how the entire transition process from military to civilian life currently works and how it is viewed by stakeholders and recent Service leavers. The economic model developed for the report calculated the total cost of poor transition to the UK as a whole to be £113 million in 2012, whilst the report itself has been discussed across Whitehall and debated in Parliament.
The concept of the Forces in Mind Trust arose…
World Jewish Relief (WJR) is appealing to the Jewish community for urgent help to support those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on Friday 8 November causing catastrophic damage to a country already suffering from the effects of an earthquake in mid-October.
The 300 mile wide typhoon is estimated to have killed up to 10,000 people, destroying 70 to 80 percent of the area in its path. Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced without shelter, food, water and electricity. Many children have been found lost – unable to find their families. Others are at serious risk of infections and dehydration.
WJR’s emergency appeal is raising money to support those worst affected by providing emergency food and water, temporary shelter and medical support.
Paul Anticoni, the Chief Executive of World Jewish Relief, said:
“This is the worst natural disaster the world has seen for years. The force…
On Remembrance Sunday Alice, from The PR Offices’ Community and Not-for-Profit team, and three members of her family took part in the marchpast the Cenotaph on Whitehall in Central London.
Alice marched in memory of her Great Great Aunt (who was a factory inspector) Great Uncle (Lieutenant Commander David Palmer Royal Navy) and her brother marched in memory of their Grandfather (Captain John Farrow OBE DL Royal Navy) with the Royal Navy Association. Both David and John were Engineering Officers during WW2.
Alice’s Father, Captain Malcolm Farrow OBE RN, marched with the South Atlantic Medal Association as he is a Falklands War Veteran.
The Medals (Left to right) Great Great Aunt’s medals: The War Medal, Women’s Voluntary Service medal. Great Uncle’s medals: Naval General Service Medal, 1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star (with bar for North Africa), Burma Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal (with Mention in Dispatches)…
The PR Office has just appointed Annie Goss as Account Director and Katie McKelliget as Account Manager of its growing community and not-for-profit team.
The appointments have been made to meet the growing client base of the team – a mix of not-for-profit clients including charities, schools, faith organisations, associations and trade bodies.
Goss joins The PR Office with over ten years PR and communications experience working across the not-for-profit, public and entertainment/leisure sectors. Her last role was freelancing for alcohol and drug charity Foundation66. She also bring international experience having worked with NGOs and the agency One World PR in Kenya, as well as the NSPCC, Action on Hearing Loss and the Social Care Institute here in the UK. She is also a trustee of African children’s charity Thamani.
The PR Office has also recently appointed Katie McKelliget from Grayling and is looking for another member to join over…