Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Our intrepid PIX CGI artist Kyle Jagger recently
tackled a gruelling, two day, 145 mile charity cycle ride from Barnsley to
Amsterdam in aid of Prostate Cancer. When asked why he undertook the
challenge he explained: "It helped to raise money and awareness of a great
cause. My brother and his fiancée have done it for the past two years
representing Oldham Athletic FC and said it was a great challenge."
Kyle returned to the office feeling fitter and
healthier, but complained the seat was "absolute agony" as he hasn’t
ridden a bike for 15 years! The team helped to raise over £425,000.
(From left to right: Bryan Lawton, Jenny Warburton, Rick Wallis, Kyle Jagger,
Scott Jagger, Rob (teddy bear) Stockford)
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Set Visions’ very own philanthropist is at it again. Never shy to pose for charity, Graham has once again taken to the catwalk as part of what’s becoming an annual appearance for him at the “Ladies Lunch” - hosted every December by The Huddersfield Town Foundation in aid of raising money to support some great projects for local children.
On his best model behaviour… He doesn’t look a day older than last year:
About The Huddersfield Town Foundation
The brainchild of Huddersfield Town Football Club’s Chairman Dean Hoyle - the foundation’s overall aim is to help improve the quality of life for children and young people across Huddersfield and West Yorkshire.
Money raised at the Ladies Lunch will go towards initiatives such as the “Early Kick-Off” Breakfast Club which evolved to provide a complimentary healthy breakfast to supplement the wellbeing of children, many of whom it was identified, were sadly attending school daily without a breakfast to kick-start their day.
Friday, October 2, 2015
Set Visions' Founder and Director Graham Nelson recently represented the company at Tile Giant’s Annual Golf Day in aid of the charity Parkinsons UK.
Held at Lincoln Golf Club Graham seemed reluctant to detail his team’s actual positioning on the score sheet - but we haven’t spotted any new silverware!
Graham was partnered with Martin Thomas and Tony Taylor of British Ceramic Tile (BCT) (both pictured) and Heather Banks of Tile Giant.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Set Visions' Founder and Director Graham Nelson and his wife Tracy recently represented the company at a charity event for the ‘Key to Freedom’ initiative.
Key to Freedom has been set up to support the Women’s Interlink Foundation (WIF) by giving them a platform to sell their products. WIF works across West Bengal, India, helping vulnerable young women develop skills to earn an income, in this instance producing garments which are eventually sold in Top Shop.
Each garment is hand made and signed by a rescued woman. For each garment purchased, a payment is made directly to her, enabling her to make steps towards building a new life.
Most of these young women have been exposed, since early childhood, to domestic abuse and in most cases have been trafficked into the sex trade. The sale of these products to a wider customer group allows the women who sew and dye the garments to earn a living and regain control of the choices in their lives.
All profits go straight back into the WIF in order to rescue and support more young women and to build new homes.
The Key to Freedom project was initiated in 2012, after The Duke of York visited India as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. This was followed by a private visit by Sarah, Duchess of York, who attended the charity luncheon, and Princess Eugenie, who met with the girls. They helped develop their creative ideas and lift the project off the ground.
Friday, June 5, 2015
Last Sunday our Head of Creative, Jal Hilson, saw the culmination of months of training come to fruition as she took part in the Edinburgh Marathon. As one of our lead stylists, she certainly added a touch of style and glamour to the mean streets of the Scottish capital.
Although sporting pink, and topping off with blue hair… her efforts were Green – helping raise awareness and cash for the Cool Earth (http://www.coolearth.org) charity who work with indigenous people to help halt rainforest destruction.
And… the results are in!
An amazing time of 3h 47mins – PLUS over £500 raised for Cool Earth.
Donations still being accepted – https://www.justgiving.com/Jal-Hilson/
Well done Jal.
Friday, December 5, 2014
This week our Chairman Graham has been strutting his funky stuff in aid of Huddersfield Town Foundation Charity who raise money to supply children in and around Huddersfield with free school breakfasts.
The event raised over £10k! Graham swears it was down to his appearance but we're not convinced.