As we step into 2020, it’s time to reflect on some of our greatest achievements to date. But why now? If entering a new decade isn’t a strong enough reason to celebrate, well, here’s another one... As we were preparing for a busy festive season, we also marked our second anniversary at Preflect! Yes, that's two years of helping very deserving causes get their voices heard in their local communities.
For us at PReflect, 2019 is off to a busy start! A few weeks ago we were proud to launch a new website for the Bournemouth & Poole Holocaust Memorial Committee. The site went live in time for the Committee's annual commemorative event, which gathered hundreds of people from across Dorset to remind them of the harrowing events of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.
This week, events are taking place all over the UK to mark Small Charities Week - an annual celebration aimed at supporting and raising the profile of small charities across the country. Yes, that's right, this week is all about charities getting their voice heard - and so we didn't want to miss out either!
Brought to us by the Foundation for Social Improvement (The FSI), Small Charity Week is a brilliant opportunity for local charities and community groups to get active online, learn new ways of working, and hold events to celebrate their own achievements.
We are pleased to announce that Preflect has been approved as a member of the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) - the national membership organisation for the third sector in Wales!
As a lot of our activity takes place in North Wales, we find it crucial to be part of Wales' nationwide network of charities, NGOs and volunteer groups. The membership will allow us to stay up to date with developments in the sector, gain valuable contacts and take advantage of the WCVA's wide range of member benefits from training courses to room hire.
With Christmas just two sleeps away, I bet most of us are already indulged in delicious mince pies and puddings. And the only thing even better than homemade sweet treats is the chance to spend time with our loved ones - and the chance to help those in need.
Christmas really is a time of giving, and all the amazing charity events across the country are there to prove this. It fills our hearts with joy to see hundreds turning up to heartwarming charity fundraisers, or dozens giving up their time to support those less fortunate than others during this period.
After weeks of work and an enormous amount of fun, we are online and are starting to take charities on board. Preflect is a platform for us. It aims to help local charities who cannot yet afford to pay for PR agencies or prefer to invest their money elsewhere.
We are enthusiastic, creative and great at what we specialise in. As we all work and study, we want to give something to the communities we live in by helping the charities around us for free. What better way of learning and developing than helping great causes?
We want to give any charity an opportunity to improve and learn. Simultaneously, this will allow us to work in a team, tame our creative hunger and make tomorrow just that little bit better by doing the bit we can do.