This time last year I was sat in a kennel at a rescue centre, going barking mad waiting for someone to notice me. A year on and I’m Top Dog at Michon and I’m lovin’ it! I’ve been sleeping for long periods under desks, eating leftovers, dribbling slightly, sighing, looking puppy-eyed, wagging from the waist down, going on lunchtime runs, staring into people’s souls and trumping (something I have proudly perfected). It’s a dog’s life and it’s gooooooood!
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Following the launch of our design internship recently we’d also like to announce that we’re running a similar competition for an internship in the marketing department at Michon. This time it will be open to graduates of marketing related courses in our region so we’re working with universities including The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University, to find final year students who are interested in winning a paid internship to work in our busy account marketing department over the summer this year. The students have already been given a brief to complete by mid May and from all the entries we receive we’ll be choosing finalists to visit us at our offices and present their ideas.
If you’re planning to return to Nottingham over the summer and are a marketing graduate from another university then you’re also welcome to apply. The closing date is 20th May, please email email@example.com for more details.
Earlier this year we started a food bank collection and last week Jeff and I dropped it off at the St Ann’s & Sneinton Food Store in Nottingham. We met two lovely people who run the food store called Barry and Steph. They told us about setting it up last December, how it all works and how much in demand it is now. They now need regular support and donations from the community to keep it all going. We heard stories of the people they helped and it was a real eye opener for us about how quickly people can end up in a crisis situation and be in need of their help. These are people with no food or funds at all and include families with young children, pensioners, disabled people and homeless people or those going through a period of change in their lives through no fault of their own.
Donations are urgently needed of non-perishable foods and other items such as: rice, pasta, couscous, cereals, long-life milk, tea bags, sugar, flour, salt/pepper, lentils, baked beans, tinned foods, chick peas, kidney beans, cooking oil, sauces/spices, packet soups, packet noodles, shampoo/soap, toilet rolls, female hygiene products, washing powder, fabric softener, washing up liquid. If you would like to arrange a donation to the St Anns & Sneinton Food Store please call 07827 248750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barry and Steph are also setting up facilities to start providing clothing and furniture for people in need in the area so will also be accepting donations for that in the near future too.
Unfortunately, the need for food banks throughout the whole of the UK has increased rapidly in recent months so if this one isn’t nearby you, perhaps you could arrange a collection for one that is. The Trussel Trust has a network of food banks throughout the UK or you you can find one in your area through Google. One thing is for sure, the people in need of food banks and the people running them really are relying on the kindness of strangers.
We’re very pleased to say that we were shortlisted for a total 8 RAR awards this year! This is an excellent result so we wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ to all our lovely clients for the feedback they gave about us. We were finalists for Corporate Communications, Design, Client Service, Creativity, Effectiveness, Strategic Thinking and On Time and won the award for Print Production at the ceremony last week. Thanks again to everyone who took the time to rate us, here’s a pic of Mark collecting the award in London.
Next on the list of Michon’s 30 good things..
Kate, Beth, Kim, Tony and Dave are taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge. They’ll be taking a leisurely stroll up Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon – all within 24 hours on the 28th June (blister plasters at the ready).
Their chosen charity is Maggie’s Centre, who provide support and care to people living with cancer. This is a very deserving charity, that is close to our hearts. If you would like to sponsor them, or find out more about Maggie’s Centre, you can visit their page at: http://www.justgiving.com/michonthreepeaks