A competition organised by local marketing agency CJAM Group has enabled a Colchester based Tiptree Veterinary Centre to pledge its support for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) by sponsoring its Family Fun and Dog Day.
Now in its fifth year, this fun-filled day for all the family will be held this Sunday from 12 noon until 5pm at Layer Marney Tower, near Colchester.
Back in May, CJAM Group invited local businesses and charities to enter a competition for a chance to win £1000 of bespoke marketing expertise.
There were entries from all over Essex and Suffolk and after much consideration, CJAM Group decided upon two worthy winners: Colchester Hospital’s Charity and EACH.
Working with EACH, the CJAM Group set to work to find a local sponsor for its popular Family Fun and Dog Day.
It used its marketing expertise to secure Tiptree Veterinary Centre as sponsor of the event, supporting EACH so that the charity can continue to run the day year on year.
CJAM Group’s Business Development Manager Yvonne Lidgate explained: “It has been a pleasure to work with East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and to use our marketing experience to find them a sponsor for this fundraising event. I contacted around 50 local companies, talking to them about the event, and was thrilled when Tiptree Veterinary Centre agreed to become its main sponsor. The work EACH does in our local community is so important and the Family Fun and Dog Day is a way for people to have fun and raise vital funds at the same time.”
Don Bremner from Tiptree Veterinary Centre said: “When CJAM contacted us we felt that the aims of EACH are totally compatible with our own. Care of animals and children have common links and we are proud to be able to support a very worthwhile cause. We would urge all pet owners to celebrate the love they share with their animals by supporting families who face difficult times for their children and need our help.”
Abbi Robert, EACH Essex Fundraiser, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Tiptree Veterinary Centre and CJAM for everything they have done to support our Family Fun and Dog Day. Thanks to the CJAM Group, this is the first time we have had a principal sponsor for the event.”