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Charities

Eventageous PR supports several UK charities, not with financial contributions, but in "services" and kind, assisting with the organisation and publicity of fundraising events, or supporting other fundraisers with theirs. Some of this activity is completely subsidised by Eventageous PR or at a vastly reduced rate to cover operational costs. The charities that Eventageous work for, are those that are close to their heart.

Help for Heroes

Eventageous PR | Charities | Help for Heroes

Rebecca has been envolved with forces charity Help for Heroes since 2011 as a volunteer fundraiser. In 2012 Rebecca and her husband had the first Help for Heroes themed wedding in the country and spent their honeymoon trekking across South America on a charity challenge alongside several injured servicemen. Along with a small group of their local friends, nearly £60,000 was raised. She continues to support the charity by promoting other people's events and fundraising initiatives.

Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (NABB)

Prescott Bike Festival is an annual motorcycle event which takes place at Prescott Hill Climb in June. The event the biggest annual fundraiser for the charity Blood Bikes.

Eventageous PR | Charities | Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (NABB)

The event celebrates the best in custom builds, race bikes, factory bikes, prototypes, historic to record beating machines. Bike Fest prides itself on its diversity and unlike a static bike show gives you the unique opportunity to get up close and see, smell and hear and watch the bikes take to the historic hill climb course. The event features the popular ‘Run the Hill’ where more than 200 members of the public run the historic hill climb course on a range of magnificent machines! Plus, paddock specials, celebrity guest appearances, thrilling passenger ride experiences, Show ‘n’ Tell, great food, live hot rockin’ bands, a large exhibitor zone featuring over 100 trade exhibitors and Kids Zone.

Eventageous are delighted to have provided PR services and event support for over 8 years. Aside from promoting Prescott Bike Festival, Rebecca has been instrumental in securing motorcycle celebrities and always goes that extra mile to support the event. She said ‘The event raises vital funds to enable the Blood Bikers to carry out their life saving work. Its one of those charities that you hope you’ll never need’.

Eventageous PR | Case Study | Prescott Bike Festival

Blood Bikes provide a FREE vital out of hours medical transportation service to the NHS delivering by motorcycle blood, pathology samples, urgent medical supplies and even human breast milk to special baby care units. Since its inception, Prescott Bike Festival has raised over £200k to date!

Its local branch Severn Freewheelers deal with around 400 calls per month on emergency response BMW R1200RTs. The group of 70 volunteers serve Gloucestershire, Hereford, Worcester and North Wiltshire.

For further details about Prescott Bike Festival, or to book tickets, please visit www.prescottbikefestival.co.uk

For more details about Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes, please visit www.bloodbikes.org.uk

Round Britain Coastal Drive for Prostate Cancer

Eventageous PR | Charities | Round Britain Coastal Drive for Prostate Cancer

In 2015 our client Philip Porter was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Following a successful operation, he was keen to help raise awareness among men, as well as vital funds. It’s a shocking statistic that one in eight men will get prostate cancer and one man dies every hour in the UK, and many are just too embarrassed to visit their doctor. What Philip achieved is truly remarkable.

Since the late '70s Philip has owned two of the most famous Jaguar E-types in the world, the oldest example and another which appeared in the iconic film The Italian Job. Philip and Julie Porter founded the Jaguar E-type Club some 12 years ago. What a better way to relate to men, than through the power of cars... he came up with the novel idea of a drive for E-types round the coastal roads of Great Britain. Split into 18 daily stages and covering almost 4,000 miles, over 200 E-types took part in at least one stage, one crew coming from as far as New York. Formula 1 legend Ross Brawn drove one of his E-types on the last leg to Goodwood where the event concluded with a lap of the famous circuit. The event raised a staggering £64,000 for Prostate Cancer UK and the spectacle caused a vast amount of publicity – in turn raising awareness to men up and down the country. Philip drove the entire route, much of it with the hood down in his red Italian Job E-type. It was a wonderful team effort with a fabulous spirit of camaraderie. 'Our crews, our sponsors, our VIPs, my hard-working colleagues and the media all pulled together' stated Porter.

But it didn’t stop there... in 2017 over 100+ Jaguar XK’s embarked on an 18-day Round Coastal Drive and raised over £50,000+ for Prostate Cancer UK. In 2018 Philip hosted the XK70 Jaguar Festival to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the legendary Jaguar XK 120 and the E-Type Club once again took part in the Round Britain Coastal Drive raising a staggering £70,000 for Prostate Cancer.

What started off as a ‘one off’ event, has raised nearly £200,000 for Prostate Cancer UK, and is now in its fourth consecutive year.

Eventageous work with the Jaguar XK and E Type Clubs and Prostate Cancer UK to deliver the PR campaign. Managing both the motoring media and all the locations en route of the 18 day tour!

Anyone interested in taking part can find more information on the event website

Henry Surtees Foundation

Eventageous PR | Charities | Henry Surtees Foundation

Following a successful PR campaign with John Surtees in 2013 Eventageous PR was appointed directly (at a charitable reduced rate) to assist John Surtees with managing the PR for the Henry Surtees Foundation and its fundraising events. She continues to work for the foundation and serve the family since John’s death. Rebecca is incredibly proud to have served John Surtees, and will always fly the flag for him and the foundation. Yes, she agrees that it is a travesty that he never did received a Knighthood too! (the most common statement she hears).

The Henry Surtees Foundation was inspired by motor sport legend John Surtees CBE, following the tragic death of his son Henry, killed aged just 18 years old whilst competing in Formula 2 race at Brands Hatch in 2009. The foundation works actively with Air Ambulance and Blood Bike groups across the country, to fund and implement the ‘Blood on Board’ scheme which enables them to carry out blood transfusions at the scene of life-threatening incidents providing patients the best possible chance of survival.

The Henry Surtees Foundation seeks to help people return to community living, provides support equipment and facilities and promotes safety in driving and motorsports. The worthwhile causes supported by the Henry Surtees Foundation include the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust, the Great North Air Ambulance, and its regional Blood Bike groups, plus the Midlands Air Ambulances, West Midlands Ambulance, Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, London Air Ambulance, Great Western Air Ambulances, Yorkshire Air Ambulance North West Air Ambulance Charity and Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

Eventageous PR | Case Study |  Henry Surtees Foundation
Eventageous PR | Case Study |  Henry Surtees Foundation
Eventageous PR | Case Study |  Henry Surtees Foundation
Eventageous PR | Case Study |  Henry Surtees Foundation
Eventageous PR | Case Study |  Henry Surtees Foundation
Eventageous PR | Case Study |  Henry Surtees Foundation


The Rotary Club of Tewkesbury

Eventageous PR | Charities | The Rotary Club of Tewkesbury

Rotary Club of Tewkesbury stage their popular Classic Vehicle Festival at Tewkesbury School Playing Fields in August. Now in its 9th year Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival is the Rotary Clubs’ biggest charity annual fundraiser which actively raises thousands of pounds for both national and regional charities. Over £125,000 has been donated since its inception.

Eventageous PR | Case Study | The Rotary Club of Tewkesbury

The event features a spectacular display of over 1000 classic vehicles, from the dawn of the motoring era, to pre-war, post-war, American classics, custom cars, hot rods, supercars, motorbikes, those of historic and engineering significance to mass produced retro run-abouts.

Thanks to the tremendous success of the event in August 2018, the Rotary Club of Tewkesbury were able to make a number of donations, including £6000 to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and £3000 to Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

Eventageous PR provide event management services, as well as PR.

By displaying your car, or by visiting the show or outdoor cinema night, you are making a valuable contribution to the stellar work of various charities selected by the Rotary.

For further event details, please visit: www.tewkesburycvf.org

Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza

Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza takes place annually at South Cerney Airfield, Cirencester on the first weekend of August. The show is regarded as one of the biggest and best Steam, vintage and countryside events in the UK ran solely by volunteers.

Set on an ex wartime airfield, the sprawling show site covers around 200 acres and features 1000 classic cars from pre and post war, including over 70 Classic American cars, 30 visiting car clubs, 335 motorcycles and scooters, 80 bicycles from 1903 - 1980, 30 miniature steam engines, 90 stationary engines, 70 full size steam engines, model engineering, 200 Tractors, over 70 Buses and Coaches, 130 military vehicles, 315 emergency and commercial vehicles, 70 industrial trucks, 50 vintage caravans and over 50 model aircraft taking to the sky above.

The show is organised by the Stroud Vintage Transport and Engine Club (S.V.T.E.C), a non-profit organisation that raises money for national and local charities, over 30 of which are on-site for the event, fundraising and raising awareness for their respective causes. The Club has donated over £200,000 for charity in recent years.

Whilst the show has evolved over the years, the mission remains the same - to inform, educate, celebrate and preserve our unique transport heritage.

Eventageous have provided PR, marketing and advertising services for over a decade and are proud to be involved with the show. When not working and managing the media, Rebecca and her dance friends are performing at the Vintage Tea Rooms on site.

Eventageous PR | Case Study |  Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza
Eventageous PR | Case Study |  Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza
Eventageous PR | Case Study |  Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza

For further event information, please visit: www.glosvintageextravaganza

Testimonials

"From work she has done with projects with which I have been associated, I cannot fault her ability to go above and beyond her clients' expectations."

Simon Taylor
former BBC Radio's Formula 1 correspondent and Managing Director of Haymarket Magazines

Contact Us

Rebecca Leppard - Publicity Director
email: rebecca@eventspr.co.uk
tel: 01452 260 063
mobile: 07749 852481

Photo Credits

Thank you to the following event photographers for the kind use of their images:

Martyn Goddard - www.martyngoddard.com
Allan Rhodes - www.allanrhodes.co.uk
James Mann - www.jamesmann.com
Jeff Bloxham - www.jeffbloxham.com
Tom Dymond - www.tomdymond.co.uk
Lee Mortlock - www.lgmphotographic.co.uk
Sussex Photography - www.sussexsportphotography.com
Don Wales Photography - www.donwalesphotography.co.uk
Mark Lewis - www.marklewisphotography.co.uk
Gary Harman and Dennis Wood