It’s always exciting when someone comes to me with an idea and asks me to put that idea into a social media photo, going through to newsletters and/or blogs. Talking it through, understanding the message they want to get across to their customers and then coming up with a visual is a challenge I enjoy.
Local business woman Ann Brebner of Time for You (Northants) recently came to me needing a set of simple photographs for her business and new challenge. Ann is doing a number of things throughout the year to celebrate her 50th birthday and one of them is her #50Challenge.
Feeling that she has been given a good hand in life, Ann has decided she wants to ‘pay it forward’. So, through the year, the Northampton Cleaning Fairy is giving 50 of her own hours, to clean in 50 homes, for her 50th year, at the same time raising money for the local Northampton charity The Lighthouse Centre. Why a fairy? Because Ann likes the idea of bringing some sparkle into the lives and homes of people that are elderly, poorly or busy caring for friends or family.
We decided that what Ann needed was a set of my ‘Message Boards’, as they would be perfect for her to talk about her #50Challenge. Ann is a bubbly, happy person so the photos had to be fun and colourful with space to add messages about the challenge. The words we decided to work with included ‘pink – fairy – fairy dust – wands -sparkle – 50 – fundraising – charity’. I kept it pretty obvious and had a few core props; a tutu I borrowed off a friend’s daughter, a ‘magic’ wand and some glitter, I then added to them depending on what I wanted the ‘Message Board’ to be used for.
I had not heard of The Lighthouse Centre before I spoke to Ann and have since found out that it is a lovely local charity offering holistic therapy to people suffering with long term illnesses, it provides a level of support to patients such as massage, Indian head massage and Reiki. If you would like to help The Lighthouse Centre, and the people that it helps, please get involved in this fun and inspiring fundraiser.
You can either donate money or nominate someone who needs some sparkle through:
Message Boards are a lovely way to show off aspects of your business while talking to your customers. If you want to chat a little more about it then just drop me a message or give me a call on 07887 535112.