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Clothing Appeal Advert and Launch - May 2011

Thanks to a team of generous companies and individuals who all gave their services and expertise free of charge, we were able to launch our clothing appeal with a highly visible 20 second Advert. Forrest Media astoundingly offered us 3 weeks of free advertising space on their state of the art City Screen in Manchester's Piccadilly. We then met with the team who created our TV Ad and they also agreed to gift us with a new advert. Their creative idea was simple, memorable, engaging and communicated a clear message 'Donate your unwanted clothes to Barnabus'.

Our 20 second advert was shown every 4 minutes, 24 hours a day for 3 weeks from 15th May ending 3rd June. Created by award winning creative agency The Kings Arms and shot by BAFTA nominated Director David Barnes, of production company Two Sugars, it features former Miss Cheshire, Holly Ikin.

The ad was shot courtesy of Photolink Studios. Flyers and posters were also printed, we distributed these to supporting stores and businesses in Manchester and given out to people visiting the city. However, none of this would have even been possible without the financial generosity and backing of our friends at Ready Steady Store, who paid for the leaflets, posters, banners and necessary in costs incurred when an Ad goes into film production.

Unfortunately from March 2012 Ready Steady Store can no longer offer us free storage to take in donations due to an expansion of their own business, we are incredibly thankful for all their help and support over the last year throughout this appeal and thank them as they continue to help us in other ways.

Perhaps you or your business could help us either short or long term with somewhere to store items. Please contact Carol on 0161 237 3223 we would be most grateful of any support you can offer.

Even though we have very little room to store donations please continue to pass on any of the following essential items, we are visited approx 600 times a week and offer a life line to those in need; New boxer shorts and new socks, sleeping bags, Men's jeans, jackets, trainers, boots, and also items to sell in our charity shop to raise funds. In addition we always appreciate donations of biscuits, cakes, chocolate, tea, sugar, long life milk and coffee.

Published on Friday 1st July 2011


Barnabus, Donations, unwanted clothes, City Screen, Two Sugars, Kings Arms Creative, Holly Ikin, Ready Steady Store

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