This year, along with the launch of our new B2B Tech division, we relaunched our agency values.
Bold, Open, Real – and Give a Damn: our values illustrate our drive to create innovative and fresh work, in an open and supportive environment, surrounded by people who really care.
As part of our ‘Give a Damn’ value, we take the opportunity throughout the year to direct our passion towards causes we care about. Here’s a look back at what we achieved in 2023:
MIND – The importance of workplace support
In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week 2023, Nelson Bostock’s ‘Winning Minds Matter’ Group ran an array of activities designed to help join people together, get talking, and raise money for mental health charity MIND.
Our team of designers created a bespoke A0 ‘Paint by numbers’ – what better way to get people away from their desks and allow them to unwind by getting creative?
Over 35 individual tiles were completed, with both NB and our friends at TMW Business taking part. The collated final piece is a great example of team work and support.
Read more about our Winning Minds ethos.
Tour Unlimited – Making sport accessible
In May, 60 cyclists from across UNLIMITED’s agencies pedalled 160 miles through the south of England to raise money for Access Sport.
Their route took them from Winchester to Bournemouth, through Glastonbury to Bristol. Featuring over 10,000 ft of climbing hills, baby horses, beaches, beautiful villages and the – literally – breath-taking hills of Cheddar Gorge.
Access Sport believes that no-one should be excluded from community sport, helping transform the lives of millions of children across the UK.
Macmillan – More than a coffee break
Macmillan offers free, confidential support to people living with cancer and their loved ones.
We brought the office together during one of our ‘Divisional Days’ to drink coffee and eat cake – raising money for a good cause close to our team’s hearts (and getting the chance to sample some of the best brownies around).
DOGO – A football match with impact
In September, the B2B Tech division entered a team for a 5-a-side football tournament to support DOGO – a charity delivering free healthcare for those in need.
We may not have come out at the top of the tournament, but we succeeded in raising money for a good cause. Find out more about DOGO here.
Organ Donation UK – Starting the conversation
The aim of Organ Donation Week is to address the shortage of organ donors by encouraging people to confirm their decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register.
These days, the UK operates an ‘opt-out’ system, which means everyone is automatically considered to be on the register – but without having conversations with family and loved ones about your wishes, even potential donors can find the decision taken out of their hands after they’ve died.
Along with our friends and colleagues at TMW Business, we ran an open session in the office to encourage people to come along and find out more, with pink themed snacks and sign-up sheets ready to go.
Find out more about why Organ Donation Week is so important.
Movember – Why it’s about more than just facial hair
December has now arrived, and with it, you can expect to hear the sound of thousands of moustaches being shaved off across the land. Movember has come to an end.
While many of the health issues that the charity focuses on primarily affect men, it’s never just men that feel the effects. And definitely not only men that want to see an end to them.
That’s why we decided the best way to mark Movember this year was to get everybody involved. Whether you were growing a moustache, didn’t want to grow a moustache, or were physically incapable of doing so, it was all about awareness.
We gathered together in the office to talk about some of the key issues faced, raised money through various means (including some questionable fake moustaches), along with a few other things. We were happy to play a small part in what is a massive issue. You can bet we’ll be back to do it again next year too.
To learn more about Movember, visit uk.movember.com
Papyrus – Spreading comfort & joy this holiday season
PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.
It’s also our choice of charity to support over the holiday period – because we believe there’s no better gift than the ability to provide help to someone at their lowest.
If you’d like to join us in spreading some festive spirit, you can make a donation here.