For Blake Envelopes, helping those in need is at the very heart of their organisation. A large volume of their charitable activity is focussed around their aim of ‘Giving Hope Through Education’, where they commit to changing the lives of as many disadvantaged children as they can through providing them with learning materials with the help of local charity School In A Bag; something which both organisations believe could be the start of a new beginning for these children.
Education has always been a matter of interest to the company, and no wonder! As market leaders in the world of envelopes, this is something closely linked to literacy and education. Providing Education to Children in Nepal
Blake’s latest project involved distributing 149 SchoolBags to the Shree Ganesh Basic School, which is located in the remote village of Paanch Pokhari, Nepal.
From beautiful prints and vibrant palettes to innovative design and undeniable originality, the S/S20 edition of the PaperAwards, sponsored by G.F Smith, has revealed the very best in greetings and stationery, as voted by the industry.
The winner in each of the four categories—Exciting Use of Colour, Emotive Design, Engaging Print and Best Stationery Design—will receive a prize worth more than £1,000. All finalists will have their work showcased in the Greetings & Stationery area at Top Drawer S/S20, running 12-14 January at Olympia London. Emotive Design
Lila Jewellery, the Hertfordshire based high-quality jewellery supplier, has managed to raise over £100,000 each for military charities Combat Stress and SSAFA-The Armed Forces Charity.
Frank Ross, Founder and Managing Director of Lila Jewellery, has been supporting Combat Stress and SSAFA for over five years now through the sales of his Poppy jewellery. With 10% of RRP shared between the military charities, Frank has officially donated £100,534 to Combat Stress, and has confirmed that he will be continuing his support:
“I would never have started selling poppy jewellery unless we could support our armed forces veterans, and to exceed the £200,000 combined target mark I set myself at the beginning of the year fills me with pride. It is so rewarding to see the skills I have painstakingly acquired over 40 years in the industry go to such a good cause.
“I suppose what motivates me is my own past; coming from a family that was formed in the Second World War and seeing first-hand that servicemen and women can be just as much affected by conflict as civilians.