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December 19, 2013

GREAT OFFERS, YOUNG ENTERPRISE AND THEATRE!

Not long now before the festivities can begin and you can all get that hard-earned rest you have been longing for!
 
Tweet us what you are doing over Christmas  @rsassoc with #saysomethingpositive

 

ON THE 12TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME…99p ENTRY TO BLACKBROOK ZOOLOGICAL BIRD PARK.

If you have one of those humble family members that don’t want anything much for Christmas then this could be the perfect gift.

Blackbrook Zoological Bird Park is offering admission at just 99p through January and December, quite a discount from the usual normal adult price  £6.50.

The Sentinel has the voucher offer here and it extends to February 14th

 

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES ‘YOUNG CREATIVES’

Emeka Forbes turned his passion for photography into the business through Capturate.com.

The youngster has launched his own social enterprise known as ‘Young Creatives’.

He plans on using the business to get creative people in the area collaborating on projects.

Well done Emeka!

 

ROCK NATIVITY ROCKS!

Monday saw the opening of ROCK NATIVITY at the Mitchell Arts Centre in Hanley.

The Sentinel have posted this great review of the performance if you’re still not sure.

ROCK NATIVITY runs until Sunday 22nd December so get your tickets now to avoid disappointment and enjoy the miraculous family musical.

 

Richard Swancott Associates provides bespoke PR and social media campaigns for businesses of all sizes and descriptions. Through their partners, they also offer search engine optimisation, email marketing, and telemarketing services.

All campaigns come with money-back guarantees, based on our performance. So if you don’t get a good return on your investment, you don’t pay anything!

For further information, contact Richard Swancott Associates on 01782 472035 or info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk.

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December 18, 2013

WE WISH YOU A MERRY WEDNESDAY

A great variety of positive stories in Staffordshire today, from markets to nativity films.

Well, they do say variety is the spice of life! #saysomethingpositive

A GREAT DAY FOR SHOPAHOLICS

If you like shopping, vintage items and Christmas, then you’re in for a real treat today!

The Vintage and Handmade Christmas Market takes place this evening in Newcastle Town Centre.

Sounds like a fun way to stock up on last minute presents to us!

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UNEMPLOYMENT – WE’RE TACKLING IT!

Unemployment has fallen by over 22% in North Staffordshire compared with a year ago.

We’ve been seeing lots of great job-creation stories just lately – let’s hope it continues in the New Year!

 

STOKE-ON-TRENT HAS THE ‘NATIVITY FACTOR’

A local youth group has won a top award in a national film competition.

Gateway, from Burslem entered film ‘The Jeremy Kyle Nativity’ into the youth category of The Nativity Factor.

Great work guys, we love your film!

 

We hope you have a happy Christmas and a positive New Year! #saysomethingpositive

 

Richard Swancott Associates provides bespoke PR and social media campaigns for businesses of all sizes and descriptions. Through their partners, they also offer search engine optimisation, email marketing, and telemarketing services.

All campaigns come with money-back guarantees, based on our performance. So if you don’t get a good return on your investment, you don’t pay anything!

For further information, contact Richard Swancott Associates on 01782 472035 or info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk.

December 17, 2013

PLENTY OF POSITIVITY THIS TUESDAY

Christmas is closing in, just 6 days now!

We’re excited – are you?

You can tweet us with your preparations @rsassoc with #saysomethingpositive.

 

SERVING OUR  SOLDIERS!

Wrights pies will be making lots of people’s Christmas this year.

The new production plant at Crewe will be hiring 110 new employees next summer.

The bakery will also be sending 200,000 mince pies to our troops that are currently serving in Afghanistan.

Way to go Wrights!

 

17th CENTURY TREASURE FOUND IN NEWCASTLE BRAMBLES

A rare mourning ring was discovered by Peter Amison in June 2010 when using a metal detector.

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery are bidding to bring the ring home.

The beautiful ring will be a great follow-up to the popular Staffordshire Hoard Exhibition. 

 

STUDENTS INSPIRED BY LOCAL HERITAGE

Art students from Newcastle-Under-Lyme College have created the ‘Contemporary Art Practice Collective Exhibition’ after working with Wedgwood to create a range of plates.

They started the project in September after a curriculum leader at the college was  inspired after a trip to the Wedgwood museum with her family.

The exhibition will be on show until January 15, 2014. It looks great guys!

 

Are you working on an exhibition?  Tell us more about it at info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk and help us #saysomethingpositive.

 

Richard Swancott Associates provides bespoke PR and social media campaigns for businesses of all sizes and descriptions. Through their partners, they also offer search engine optimisation, email marketing, and telemarketing services.

All campaigns come with money-back guarantees, based on our performance. So if you don’t get a good return on your investment, you don’t pay anything!

For further information, contact Richard Swancott Associates on 01782 472035 or info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk.

 

December 16, 2013

FESTIVE FUNDRAISING IN NORTH STAFFS

Today we woke up to lots of great Christmassy fundraising and awareness-raising events. We’re feeling very proud of the people of Staffordshire and their unique ideas!

 

COMMUNITY CONCERT ‘LIGHTS UP’ BRITANNIA STADIUM

A memorial concert held by the Douglas Macmillan Hospice attracted thousands this weekend.

Light Up A Life, held at Britannia Stadium, was organised to help people remember their loved ones.

 

“FASCINATING”

Young church-goers have recreated Star Trek – The Beginning in their own film.

The 15-minute film was shown at St Paul’s church in Longton during their alternative Christmas service.

We admire their creativity!

 

CHRISTMAS WITH A TWIST

Who says monkeys, armadillos, meerkats and snakes aren’t Christmassy?

Certainly not the Staffordshire Exotics Society! They held the unique Christmas event at the Stoke Gardeners Retreat pub this weekend.

Can we get an invite next time?!

 

Do you have any unique Christmas event coming up? Tweet us @rsassoc using the hashtag #saysomethingpositive!

Richard Swancott Associates provides bespoke PR and social media campaigns for businesses of all sizes and descriptions. Through their partners, they also offer search engine optimisation, email marketing, and telemarketing services.

All campaigns come with money-back guarantees, based on our performance. So if you don’t get a good return on your investment, you don’t pay anything!

For further information, contact Richard Swancott Associates on 01782 472035 or info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk.

December 12, 2013

SAYSOMETHINGPOSITIVE #27

Well it’s getting near the end of the week now but there’s still plenty of good things happening around Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire.

You can tweet us with your goings-on with #saysomethingpositive


OLLIE OLLIE OLLIE! OI! OI! OI!

Remember the talented Ollie Marland that performed at the Young Enterprise County Finals last year?

Well, now he’s making a name for himself on a global scale as he is soon to be touring with pop sensations Union J.

Could Ollie be the new Robbie?

 

STOKE CITY CELEBRATES BY BURYING TIME CAPSULE

Peter Coates showed off various pieces of Stoke City memorabilia this morning.

They are burying the time capsule as part of their 150th Anniversary Celebrations.

Let’s hope it’s a footy fan that digs it up in the future!

 

WEDDING SHOP RAISE MONEY FOR BREAST CANCER CAMPAIGN

Last year, The Bridal Lounge participated in the ‘Paint the Town Pink’ activities that were held in Newcastle-Under-Lyme.

The shop successfully raised £550 for the cause and had the pleasure of handing over the cheque today.

Well done folks!

Have you done some fundraising recently – or are you thinking about burying your own time capsule? Let us know at info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk! We can help you #saysomethingpositive.

Richard Swancott Associates provides bespoke PR and social media campaigns for businesses of all sizes and descriptions. Through their partners, they also offer search engine optimisation, email marketing, and telemarketing services.

All campaigns come with money-back guarantees, based on our performance. So if you don’t get a good return on your investment, you don’t pay anything!

For further information, contact Richard Swancott Associates on 01782 472035 or info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk.

December 11, 2013

#SAYSOMETHINGPOSITIVE #26

Today we’re feeling all full of Christmas joy and pride in our local community. Do you have something we can all be proud of? Let us know!

 

LOCAL GIRL GIVES UP HER CHRISTMAS TO HELP AFRICAN CHILDREN

Generous Lexi Reynolds is sacrificing her Christmas to travel to Africa.

The schoolgirl has asked for flights to The Gambia instead of presents so that she can give presents to poor children.

What a heartwarming Christmas tale!

 

 

NEW JOBS IN THE NEW YEAR

Supermarket chain Aldi will create 30 new jobs in Newcastle-under-Lyme after its store plans were approved.

The store will be built on derelict land in Newcastle.

 

 

30 YEARS AND COUNTING!

A local accountancy firm has celebrated 30 years of business.

Thompson Wright have also vowed to invest in its workforce over the coming years.

 

 

We have so many great businesses here in Staffordshire to be proud of!

If you know of one, or even have one, why not tweet us with your story @rsassoc? And don’t forget to use the hashtag #saysomethingpositive!

 

Richard Swancott Associates provides bespoke PR and social media campaigns for businesses of all sizes and descriptions. Through their partners, they also offer search engine optimisation, email marketing, and telemarketing services.

All campaigns come with money-back guarantees, based on our performance. So if you don’t get a good return on your investment, you don’t pay anything!

For further information, contact Richard Swancott Associates on 01782 472035 or info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk.

December 10, 2013

#SAYSOMETHINGPOSITIVE: NORTH STAFFS PREPARES FOR SANTA!

We’re on the run-down to Christmas now – just 15 days left!

Did you know that there is FREE PARKING on all council car parks every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday after 2pm in Newcastle-Under-Lyme? A great opportunity for you to pick up those last few bits!

HOW ABOUT A GOOD READ THIS CHRISTMAS?

Nothing sounds cosier than being wrapped up warm in front of a blazing fire with a book.

Author Mel Sherratt will be opening a book sale to help raise money for Douglas Macmillan next Tuesday (17th December) between 1pm – 8pm.

The sale will be held in the Hospice’s reception and will include some of Mel’s own work that she has generously donated.

Good luck guys!

 

LOCAL MAN GETS IN TOUCH WITH HIS FEMININE SIDE

Jason Christer has undertaken the challenge to live in the shoes of a woman for one week to raise funds for his disabled son.

The money will go towards making adaptations to his home so that his 9-year-old boy is able to have more independence.

The fundraiser will run from 20th January to 25th January 2014.

Good luck Jason!

 

MAN TURNS HOUSE INTO GROTTO FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

Karl Smith isn’t a novice when it comes to spectacular Christmas decorations – he’s kept up the tradition for 9 years so far.

Check out this year’s offering!

For the first time this year he is raising money for Douglas Macmillan Hospice, in memory of friends and family that he has lost to cancer.

 

Are you fundraising this Christmas? Let us know at info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk and help us #saysomethingpositive.

Richard Swancott Associates provides bespoke PR and social media campaigns for businesses of all sizes and descriptions. Through their partners, they also offer search engine optimisation, email marketing, and telemarketing services.

All campaigns come with money-back guarantees, based on our performance. So if you don’t get a good return on your investment, you don’t pay anything!

For further information, contact Richard Swancott Associates on 01782 472035 or info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk.

December 9, 2013

#SAYSOMETHINGPOSITIVE: A TRIBUTE TO NORTH STAFFS CHARITY CHAMPIONS

We’ve been extremely impressed by the amount of people raising money in Staffordshire, so much so that today’s blog is dedicated to them.

 

FUNDRAISING FOR THE PHILLIPINES

Stoke-on-Trent’s Filipino community have been fundraising hard, and have managed to provide £150 each for ten families affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

The community has generated £9000 altogether since they started fundraising on 1st December.

 

FUNDRAISING FOR PHOEBE

Friends and family of five year-old Phoebe Moon, who is fighting leukemia, have been raising money to transform her home into a winter wonderland.

A fun day was held Meaford Field Nursery in Stone on Saturday.

 

FUNDRAISING FOR DESTINATION DREAMS

Staffordshire mother of two Amanda Williams has raised almost £30,000 for charity Caudwell Children.

The money will go towards their ‘Destination Dreams’ trip, where families go on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to America.

 

Feeling very proud of our kind, charitable people in Staffordshire!

If you know of a great fundraising story, why not tweet it using the hashtag #saysomethingpositive?

Richard Swancott Associates provides bespoke PR and social media campaigns for businesses of all sizes and descriptions. Through their partners, they also offer search engine optimisation, email marketing, and telemarketing services.

All campaigns come with money-back guarantees, based on our performance. So if you don’t get a good return on your investment, you don’t pay anything!

For further information, contact Richard Swancott Associates on 01782 472035 or info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk.

December 4, 2013

HAPPY HUMP DAY!

Lots of varied stories from around Staffordshire today – keep them coming guys!

NAKED AMBITION

Everyone loves someone who is passionate about his or her work – and local student Georgina is certainly that!

She’s creating an, um, interesting new project for her photography course.

We admire your dedication Georgina!

A WINNING COMBO!

 Port Vale football players and local schoolchildren have joined forces to spread Christmas cheer to hospital patients.

The football players also signed autographs and posed for pictures.

What a lovely, heart-warming Christmas story!

LOCAL BUSINESSES GET NATIONAL PRAISE

Fenton-based businesses have been given national recognition for its work.

Lister Trade Frames and Solidor were bot winners at the G-Awards.

We’re feeling proud!

Are you doing something positive in the run-up to Christmas? Tweet us @rsassoc using the hashtag #saysomethingpositive and let us know!

Richard Swancott Associates provides bespoke PR and social media campaigns for businesses of all sizes and descriptions. Through their partners, they also offer search engine optimisation, email marketing, and telemarketing services.

All campaigns come with money-back guarantees, based on our performance. So if you don’t get a good return on your investment, you don’t pay anything!

For further information, contact Richard Swancott Associates on 01782 472035 or info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk.

December 3, 2013

CHARITY, DOGGY-BAGS AND FREE TICKETS!

There are so many positive stories to share today, why not tweet us with yours? #saysomethingpositive

We’re still looking for locals to tell us what they love about Stoke & North Staffs in this teeny weeny questionnaire.

WHODUNNIT? ALICE CHARITY DID!

A local charity which aids families in poverty, hosted a successful murder-mystery night at the Emma Bridgewater factory last week.

Approximately 50 sleuths showed up for the 1940’s inspired crime event – meaning a fantastic sum of money was raised for the non-profit organisation.

Congratulations guys and dolls!


SIGNAL 2 DOGGIE BAG APPEAL

Signal 2 are working closely with City Dogs Home to help give these unwanted pets some much needed affection this Christmas.

They are looking to build doggy-bags with items such as blankets, canned dog food, dried food and bedding.

You can drop your items off at either the Signal Reception or City Dogs Home.


WIN 2 TICKETS TO THE MIRACULOUS “ROCK NATIVITY’

With just under 2 weeks until Rock Nativity makes its debut at the Mitchell Arts Centre, the theatre is giving you the opportunity to win a pair of tickets for the show.

The Centre just wants to hear about the worst present you have ever received for Christmas.

You can either participate on Facebook and comment below the image here or tweet @Mitchell_Arts with your answer!

Good Luck!

#saysomethingpositive

Richard Swancott Associates provides bespoke PR and social media campaigns for businesses of all sizes and descriptions. Through their partners, they also offer search engine optimisation, email marketing, and telemarketing services.

All campaigns come with money-back guarantees, based on our performance. So if you don’t get a good return on your investment, you don’t pay anything!

For further information, contact Richard Swancott Associates on 01782 472035 or info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk.

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