A few months ago, Sarah Shaw, our Creative Services Manger, was put in touch with East Midlands charity Framework by our client, Actons Solicitors. Framework are tireless providers of housing, health, support, care and employment services to people with a range of needs in a variety of circumstances. Their work allows these people to gain financial stability, independence and social inclusion, offering real and tangible change for individuals who have previously struggled, and we’re so proud to have entered into a partnership with them, working to see how we can support their digital needs as they support others.
In October, our Director of Operations, Holly Shackleton and our Creative Director, James O’Flaherty were invited to a dinner at Nottingham Forest’s City Ground on behalf of Framework. They enjoyed speeches from Nottingham Forest’s chairman, Nicholas Randall, the Chief Executive of Framework, Andrew Redfearn, and Nick Ebbs, the Sheriff of Nottingham. It was these speeches that helped us gain a greater insight into how Framework provide such valuable services to vulnerable people in the city, which in turn led to us choosing Framework as our official charity.
The Big Sleep Out
We’re also very proud to have taken part in Framework’s Big Sleep Out this year, in which people give up the luxury of a warm bed and a roof over their heads to sleep under the stars for a night – a chance to reflect on what it is like for those who don’t have a home. Taking place at The City Ground, the event was sponsored by The Nottingham Building Society and the Nottingham Forest Community Trust. Our brave participants, Joe Rowntree, George Musson, Alasdair Purkis and Dan Farrow not only slept outside; they competed in the Box Factor – a competition to see who could build the best shelter. The aim of The Big Sleep Out was to raise money for Framework, and our four sleepers, Framework and Adtrak are very grateful for those who dug into their pockets and donated to this very worthy cause.