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Comms agency makes school CSR donations to provide pre-Christmas treats

Peter Mumford, senior account executive

EAST MIDLANDS-based agency Cartwright Communications has made two charitable donations to schools in Nottingham and Leicestershire as part of its CSR commitment to support local causes as the cost of living and energy crisis squeezes already tight school budgets.

Partnering with client and online florist Bunches, the agency donated an array of indoor plants to Oakfield Short Stay Primary, a social, emotional and mental health school (SEMH) in Shepshed, to enhance the wellbeing of pupils and staff alike.

Alongside school furniture ecommerce platform Classroom Direct, the Cartwright team also provided a classroom carpet to the key stage 1 children at Sneinton C of E Primary School – with specially designed seating spaces for 30 pupils to learn and play during classroom activities.

Fran Prince, account director at Cartwright Communications and head of its ESG team, said: “Part of our commitment this year is to work with our clients and connections to benefit local causes. These were two amazing CSR opportunities to share items that we had kindly received from clients and partners with two fantastic schools – making the most of products that were otherwise surplus or waste stock. It was also a positive team activity, dropping off the items and meeting the staff and pupils.

“Whether its donations such as these or making more environmentally conscious decisions about how we work and travel – we’re always looking to make contributions that can collectively make a real difference.”

Julie Doyle, assistant head at Sneinton C of E Primary School, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to the Cartwright team for donating this rug to us, which will go a long way to enhance the learning experiences of our pupils and spark imagination in the classroom.”

Lewis Pegg, head of Oakfield Short Stay, said: “With budgets currently strained by the rising cost of energy it has become ever more important for us to tap into local organisations that are doing good and helping to keep our classrooms and their surrounding environments well maintained. We can’t thank Cartwright enough for helping us to also bring joy to our hardworking staff members who are educating the next generation.”

Cartwright Communications delivers full-service marketing support to an established portfolio of organisations nationwide with offices having been recently established in Birmingham and London where it looks to extend its ESG activity in the coming year.

Rose Hayes, director at Cartwright Communications, said: “We are proud to be delivering CSR initiatives that regularly underpin the core values of our business to be actively engaged in the communities that we work in, whether that’s how we support our staff, clients or surrounding organisations. We plan to continue to make further positive actions in the coming months, particularly from our new Birmingham and London offices.”

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