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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.

Eventageous PR actively supports the 'Archie's Chance to Dance' campaign

Eventageous PR | Charities | Archie's Chance to Dance

Eventageous PR were delighted to support a heart-warming local cause, 'Archie's Chance to Dance'. 4 Year old Archie Crowther from Gloucestershire suffered with cerebral palsy, and whilst he was a happy and mischievous boy, he could not walk well and was often in pain. However this determined young man wouldn't let his condition get him down. Archie's dream was to dance.

The spritely boy needed Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy surgery so that he could walk unaided. Archie was suffering allot lot of pain which kept him awake at night, his heels were no longer touching the floor, as the tendons were too short causing his feet to twist outwards. Archie didn't meet the criteria to have the operation in the UK. Specialist surgery which was available in the USA would enable Archie to walk, play football and dance just like his friends. The family needed to raise a staggering £85,000 to pay for the life changing operation, rehabilitation and aftercare required.

In June Archie successfully underwent the surgery in St Louis Children's Hospital, Missouri, however the family are still short of the fundraising target to help cover the rehabilitation and aftercare required.

Eventageous PR help support the 'Archie's Chance to Dance' campaign with PR support and fundraising assistance.

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)

NABB is an umbrella organisation representing 24 regional blood bike charities, providing a motorcycle based, free delivery service to the NHS; moving vital medical supplies, blood and pathology samples from medical centres and hospitals throughout the UK. NABB member groups also transport frozen human milk from the donor to milk processing banks, which is a real lifesaver to premature babies. Run entirely by volunteers, the groups has over 1500 active members with a fleet of 120+ emergency response vehicles.

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

Severn Freewheelers is the regional Blood Bike group serving Gloucestershire, Hereford, Worcester and North Wiltshire, the group has 70 volunteers which handle over 3,500 callouts per year, covering 140,000 miles.

Each year Severn Freewheelers organise the charities biggest annual fundraising event - Prescott Bike Festival. The event takes place in April at Prescott Hill Climb raises vital funds to enable the Blood Bikers to carry out their life saving work.

Eventageous PR | Case Study | Prescott Bike Festival

The seventh annual Bike Festival will take place on Sunday 9 April 2017 and promises to be larger than ever before, with even more bike manufacturers and clubs confirmed, plus a large display of historic, modern and race bikes on display in the paddock, demo areas, passenger rides, stunt show, trade stalls, live music, good food and a host of entertainment both on and off the track to keep the whole family amused.

Eventageous PR has provided PR services and event support for over 6 years to the event. Aside from promoting Prescott Bike Festival, Rebecca has been instrumental in securing racing personalities and supporting the charity at national level.

All proceeds from the events goes directly to the charity. For more details please visit www.prescottbikefestival.co.uk or @bike_fest.

For more details 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 idea of a drive for E-types round the coastal roads of Great Britain. It appears this has never been done before. 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 £62,000 (so far) 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' states Porter.

But it doesn’t stop there... following the great success of the first ever Round Britain Coastal Drive, this unique event once again in 2017 (18-day event, June 12 – 29 2017) for classic Jaguar XKs! With the target of raising over £50,000+ for Prostate Cancer UK and the quest to raise awareness of this killer cancer.

For further details, please contact: The International Jaguar XK Club, Tel: +44 (0) 1584 781588, Email: info@xkclub.com

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 the PR for the Henry Surtees Foundation and events.

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 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, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulances and Great Western Air Ambulances. The Henry Surtees Foundation has had a special relationship with Vauxhall over the past few years and work in partnership to provide special lease terms to the various Air Ambulance and Blood Bike groups that the foundation supports. Each year the foundation hosts two key fundraising events:

The 'Henry Surtees Foundation Team Karting Challenge'

The Henry Surtees Foundation Team Karting Challenge is an annual event which takes place in July at the Mercedes-Benz World Circuit, Brooklands. The event always receives tremendous support from the world of motorsport, business and the entertainment industry. Last year the event rose over £60,000 for the foundation and Brooklands Museum Trust.

The prestigious event see's approximately 35 teams consisting of 130 competitors from the world of motorsport; business and entertainment battle it out in a 2hr endurance race in Daytona's high-performance, two-stroke Dmax karts in the hope of securing the coveted 'H' trophy.

Eventageous PR | Case Study | Royal Automobile Club Motoring Book of the Year Award
Eventageous PR | Case Study | Royal Automobile Club Motoring Book of the Year Award
Eventageous PR | Case Study | Royal Automobile Club Motoring Book of the Year Award

Aside from the karting action the event features celebrity driver parades and demonstrations. The event is FREE for members of public to spectate and provides a great opportunity to explore the impressive Mercedes-Benz World visitor attraction featuring interactive displays, racing simulators and motorsport exhibits.

The event culminates with a champagne reception, prize giving, interviews with racers and celebrity guest participants plus a fabulous fundraising auction hosted by Malcolm Barber of Bonhams which features exclusive artwork, memorabilia and experiences.

Henry Surtees Challenge 'All-comers' event

Each October the HSF All-comers annual karting event takes place at the newly upgraded Buckmore Park in Chatham, Kent and is open to the best of young British Car and Karting talent.

The Challenge, which has rapidly become an essential fixture on the racing calendar for motorsport talent, provides a unique opportunity to win a spectacular range of career enhancing prizes – considered to be the best prizes ever offered at a karting event.

Eventageous PR | Case Study | Royal Automobile Club Motoring Book of the Year Award
Eventageous PR | Case Study | Royal Automobile Club Motoring Book of the Year Award

The highly competitive event will see the drivers, some from Karting and others who have made the transition to cars, returning to battle it out using the superb Club 100 Birel Karts. Drivers such as Alexander Sims, Scott Malvern, Ben Barnicoat, Oliver Rowland, Piers Prior, David Pittard and Jack Aiken (to name a few) have all benefited from the event and its prizes.

The top three drivers will be awarded the prestigious Henry 'H' trophy title. The drivers then, according to finishing order, get the choice of exclusive prizes that will greatly assist their racing preparation for the 2017 season. Prizes will also be awarded for fastest lap, the most unlucky driver and a heavyweight prize for 80kg or above.

Testimonials

"Rebecca Leppard has worked for Bristol Rovers Football Club over the past two years. In this time she has proved to be a very valuable member of the team and having no previous experience or knowledge of the football industry, she managed to secure in excess of £150k. She takes real pride in her work, invests her time and effort into each project which she sees through to completion."

Ian Holtby
Stadium General Manager, Bristol Rovers FC

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