Once again, we are pleased to be able to show off the work that we do for the schools that enter the annual Rock Challenge. This time, the images come to you courtesy of Bucksburn Academy. A big ‘Thank You’ to Barbara for supplying these to us.
I would like to thank Liz Paterson and the Rock Challenge team from Turriff Academy for supplying us with this year’s first photograph from the Rock Challenge tour. Hopefully, there will be more to follow soon from some of our other schools.
We are particularly pleased with the Turriff T-Shirts because of the last minute panic that we had to get them finished in time for the event. A big “Thank You” goes to Gary and Lorraine for working through their tea breaks to complete the job.
As the snow starts to fall, once again, on Richard Allen House and its environs, I am reminded that it is the time of year for all things Rock Challenge and Moonlight Prowl.
We have already been beavering away at various Rock Challenge designs, and we have just produced our first sample for this year’s Moonlight Prowl T-Shirts.
Make certain that you keep up to date with these events by registering with this blog. We will be giving you updates on the various school Rock Challenge entries, and details on how you can join in with this year’s moonlight prowl, raising money for breast cancer research. Also, if your school is involved in the Rock Challenge, why not drop me a line on here and let me know about it?
Cancer Research UK PETERHEAD Relay for Life 2013
Peterhead Relay for Life is a charity event organised by volunteers which raises money for Cancer Research UK. Relay for Life is an inspirational 24 hours that brings together Peterhead and the surrounding communities to remember loved ones, honour cancer survivors and most importantly celebrate life! Peterhead is the most successful annual Relay for Life event in the UK and thanks to the support of the local community has raised a staggering £650,000 for Cancer Research UK’s life saving work over the past 7 years.
How Relay Works…
From 11am on Saturday 6th July 2013 until 11am on Sunday 7th, teams will walk round Lord Catto Park in Peterhead in a relay format. Teams can all walk together, in pairs, individually, or can even run if they are feeling energetic but there must be at least one member of each team on the track at any one time. All around us as we walk is a festival of entertainment and activities to keep everyone amused during a truly remarkable 24 hours!
Hope and Inspiration
The Survivors Lap is truly inspirational and testament to the amazing work being done by Cancer Research UK using the money raised by Relay for Life. The Candle of Hope ceremony is an incredibly touching reminder of why we need Relay for Life.
Why not get Involved?
Would you like to enjoy a great weekend with friends? Up for a laugh? Want to try something different and meet some new people? You can do all this and raise cash for a worthwhile cause. Why not take the plunge and enter a team?
For full details visit http://relay.cancerresearchuk.org or talk to one of our committee members for a personal account of their Relay for Life experience. We promise you won’t regret it!
They say a picture says a thousand words so we have put together short photo slideshow which will hopefully give a taste of this truly unique and inspiring event. The slideshow can be viewed below:-
It is truly amazing what can happen when lots of people pull together for a good cause!
We keep getting asked when our 2013 catalogues will be available, so I thought it would be a good idea to make an announcement by way of a blog posting.
I am reliably informed by our suppliers that our new clothing and business gift catalogues will be out early in January. This means that, at the start of the new year, I will be updating the catalogue area on this blog, and on the company website, as and when they become available. Each time a catalogue is updated, it will be accompanied by a posting similar to this one.
On a different matter, it is good to see plenty of support, once again, for our online competition in association with Waves Radio’s AM2PM show. Interestingly enough, we have had quite a few incorrect answers so far this week, all of them the same. I suggest that, if you have already entered, you might like to take another look and make sure that your answer is amongst those that are correct. You can enter the competition as many times as you like, but only your most recent entry will be counted. This means that you are able to correct your entries of you suddenly have ‘second thoughts’.
The annual Rock Challenge event will be starting again early in the new year, and I hope to be bringing you more news from the schools as the event gets under way. We have already made a start with several schools and hope to bring you news as it happens.
On Sunday 2nd September 2012, PomPrint Designs will be celebrating its 10th Birthday. In this time, it has gone from a two person family business working out of a house in Strichen in Aberdeenshire, to its current Mintlaw location with a £1,000,000 turnover, 11 employees and being on the verge of moving into its own premises for the first time in its history. As a company director, I am pleased to reflect on this success, especially at a time when a lot of small businesses are struggling to survive thanks to a government that is encouraging everyone not to spend. It would appear that investing in brand awareness is still very much on the shopping lists of major corporations and this is having a large effect on our own company’s success.
By way of a Birthday Celebration, the other company directors and managers will be out on a ‘Jolly’ tonight, meeting Scottish professional darts player Gary Anderson at a VIP darts exhibition at the Stewarts Hall in Huntly. In honour of the occasion, they have produced a darts shirt (pictured above and below) which they are hoping to present to him after they have beaten him at a game of 501!
Hopefully, I will be able to post some suitable photos of the event on Monday, along with some interesting results from a few darts matches.
Once again, we are proud to be involved with charity work. This time, it is Billy who has taken the lead, so I will have to rely on him heavily to keep us informed of progress. My knowledge is that we are sponsoring a charity bike ride by two ex-servicemen from Aberdeen to London on behalf of Help 4 Heros. Their blog can be found here:-
I will be giving a full report once I have had time to get my facts together, unless Billy can add to this posting?