PR Week welcomes Wilderness Foundation UK as its charity partner at PR Week Awards 2017
Last night the team from Wilderness Foundation UK were delighted to join the massed major players in the PR industry at the 30th Annual “PR Week Awards”, held at The Grosvenor Hotel in London.
The awards evening celebrates the best of PR in the past twelve months, and recognises the achievements of teams and individuals from across the country. We were thrilled to be invited to attend the ceremony as PR Week’s charity partner for 2017, and Wilderness Foundation UK CEO Jo Roberts took to the stage to give a moving presentation of the vital work of the charity in transforming the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people using the healing power of nature. A short film profiled the impact of the charity, told through the voices of young people who have spent time in the wilderness and come back brighter, healthier, stronger and more optimistic future. Jo then talked about how we all have a part to play in enabling more young people to have the best chances in their “one precious life” and how they in turn help us to care for and protect our one precious world. On three occasions the audience broke into spontaneous applause, otherwise were in hushed silence listening to Jo give her powerful and emotional presentation. Attendees were then invited to support the work of the charity through donations and pledges of support. Over £1,000 was raised on the night, with more funds to come.
On behalf of everyone involved with the work of the charity, thank you to everyone in the PR industry who supported us last night, and who has pledged further support in the future – both financial and provision of advice and guidance. Thanks also to the team at PR Week, Haymarket Media and The Giving Department who have worked with us in the build up to this fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of the work of the Wilderness Foundation UK.
If you would like to support the work of the charity through a donation you can donate online here or you can quickly and easily donate using your mobile phone by texting WFUK11 £10 (or any other value!) to 70070
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