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UK agency TADO have unveiled their 'nose' designs for UK charity event Comic Relief. TADO are reknowned for creating a cheerful world of cute (and sometimes quite dark) characters. They have previously worked with the likes of Kidrobot, MTV, Nike and Star Wars.
Comic Relief's mission is to "..drive positive change through the power of entertainment." The charity encourages people to gain sponsorship for acts of entertainment or to purchase and wear a red nose on the day with all profits going to the charity. This year's Red Nose Day takes place on the 15th March.
Ben Lavender, UK office
The Royal Mint has unveiled a commemorative £5 coin for Remembrance Day. The coin is designed by Royal Mint engraver Emma Noble and is engraved with the words 'The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month'.
The words feature alongside a colour printed red poppy. A donation will be made to the Royal British Legion for every coin sold. The coins are available to buy in both Silver Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated standard here.
Ben Lavender, UK studio
If you haven't heard of the website Freerice.com, you are in for a pleasant surprise. This amazing little website is managed and supported by the UN World Food Program and is aimed at fighting world hunger. The donation process is unique and free, all it requires is a little brain power.
Freerice generates donations using an online trivia quiz. For every question answered correctly 10 grains of rice are donated to people in need. Quiz subjects range from Literature, to Geography and Math. Freerice is 100% non-profit, and all donations are funded by banner ads sponsors, which load when correct answers are entered.
Freerice has fed millions of people since its launch in 2007. In 2011 Spanish, French and Chinese versions of the site were launched. Freerice was awarded the 2010 Parent's Choice Awards in Online Learning, and included in TIME Magazine's "50 Best Websites of 2011".
Users are also encouraged to become members or join as groups. Updates can be shared on Facebook and Twitter and friends can be invited to play. Scores are ranked and updated on a leader board. Teachers are able to register their class, which can then be credited with the amounts of rice they have raised.
Josh Partijo, Australia office
Big congratulations to Emily and Jo from Equator UK for donning their running shoes and taking part earlier this month in Race For Life 2011 at Nottingham Embankment, raising over £300 between them for Cancer Research. On a hot and sunny morning, Emily and Jo lined up alongside thousands of other ladies of all ages and abilities to tackle the 5km course. After a warm up led by two hunky men they were ready to go, completing the course in a great time of 32 minutes with enough energy left for a sprint finish at the end. There was a great atmosphere to the whole event with everybody wearing pink and supporting each other throughout.
Thank you to all of you who sponsored them for this excellent cause. Sponsorship donations are still welcome on either of their sponsorship pages:
Emily / Jo
Read more about Cancer Research UK's great work and Race For Life here: www.raceforlife.org
The 6th annual "Race to Wrigley" 5K Run was held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 and Duffy, Katy and Dan stepped up to the plate to represent Equator. The race started at the legendary Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, taking in the streets of the Lake View neighborhood en route, before returning to the stadium where the runners ran through Wrigley Field's ground level concourse, and finished under the famed Wrigley Field Marquee.
A typical April Spring morning in Chicago brought along pouring rains during the run, although that didn’t stop the team. Through the rain, 8,000 participants, including all three Equator members, crossed the finish line. Best team time went to Dan who was resting comfortably at home by the time Duffy and Katy crossed the finish line!
As mentioned back in January, we have been busy helping Cancer Research prepare for their 'Look Good, Feel Good' charity event in May by designing the invites and menus, which have now been completed and sent out to the lucky recipients.
Credit must go to Emily who found the time in her busy schedule not only to design the invites and menus themselves, but also to oversee the printing and construction of all the handmade items. The invites were in the form of an envelope featuring a delicate spot varnish to the outside around an oval window, which reveals a mirror when the invite is removed, and an insert with a hand-tied colour co-ordinated ribbon. The design was carried through to the menus, which were in the form of a little booklet held together with another hand-tied ribbon.
We are really pleased with the result, the perfect accompaniment to what promises to be such a sumptuous event.
A big thank you to all of you who replied so positively about our decision to support Cancer Research last Christmas.
We look forward to continually supporting them in their excellent work throughout this year and are proud to not only be supporting their 'Look Good Feel Good' event in May but also to be designing all the invitations and associated literature. More details to follow, but it promises to be an event worth attending.
And Emily and Jo will also be putting on their running shoes to take part in the Nottingham Race For Life in June.
We are proud to announce that in the true spirit of Christmas we will again be supporting Cancer Research UK, instead of buying Christmas gifts for our clients.
We hope you approve of our sentiment.
Sue Allsopp (our business owner) has been a member of The Cancer Research Committee for over 20 years. This Special Events Committee has raised funds in excess of one million pounds for Cancer Research in the UK alone.
We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.