Fishtank Team up with Forget Me Not
Each year at Fishtank we donate to a different charity to support their mission. We always try to support local and choose an organisation close to our hearts. In previous years, we have combined our fundraising efforts in many ways, we even dug out our running trainers for ASDA Foundations 10k in aid of Leeds Hospitals Charity. As 2020 came to an end, charities more than ever needed the support of donations to see them through to 2021. Fundraising during a global pandemic proved nearly impossible and with Forget Me Not Children's Hospice approaching its 10th year anniversary, what better way to show our support than donate to their cause.
Forget Me Not’s vision is to deliver pioneering care through pregnancy, childhood and loss, whenever families need them, whatever their future holds. They make this a reality by offering high quality, bespoke, specialist services for mums and dads to be, babies, children, and their families, coping with life-limiting conditions and living with loss. The promise to be accessible and available 24/7 whether that is in their hospice, at home, in the hospital or the local community. Most importantly they ensure every penny raised and every minute gifted is focused on the needs of the families they support.
It goes without saying, we were honoured to be approached by Lou, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser at Forget Me Not, following our donation. We soon organised a Zoom meeting with Lou to find out more about the charity's amazing work and their plans to celebrate this year's 10th anniversary. We were instantly inspired and wanted to do more to help this wonderful cause.
After further discussion and Lou explaining the pressure their current Marketing Team is under, we began making plans to support them by creating a video to promote their current ‘99er Business Club’ offer which welcomes businesses for just £10 a month throughout 2021.
Those of you who haven’t heard of the ‘99er Business Club’, it's about bringing like-minded organisations together to make valuable connections, share ideas and help each other. Members have something else in common too – they’re making a tangible difference to the children with life-shortening conditions and their families that Forget Me Not supports.
Liam, the Graphic Designer and Animator who designed and developed the promotional video did a fantastic job and was praised by the team at Forget Me Not. We were also particularly impressed with Liam’s final result as this was his first attempt at creating a video since joining our team last November.
“Working on the Forget Me Not promotional video gave me the opportunity to use design and animation to create something which would truly help make a positive impact on people’s lives. Working with nonprofits to promote their cause and create purpose-driven graphics has always been the most fulfilling type of work for me.”
Liam Rainford, Graphic Designer & Animator at Fishtank
The feedback we received from Forget Me Not was heartwarming and we not only felt a sense of achievement but also very grateful for the opportunity to support their efforts. We are now proud members of their 99er Business Club and look forward to being a part of their 10-year celebrations.
“We are honoured to be supported by Fishtank Agency during such a difficult year – the wonderful 99er Business Club publicity video Fishtank created for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice has helped us promote our business club across West Yorkshire and we have attracted 9 new members since. Our Business Club members are an integral part of the Forget Me Not family, raising nearly £900k since starting in 2011 and we are so grateful to Fishtank for helping us to raise its profile”
Lou Addison, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice