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We enjoy helping others and every year we adopt a local charity and support them with free PR and marketing for 12 months. We also encourage and support our staff in their charitable or fund-raising activities.

Can You Help Us #FuelUp for Charity?

Owing to Coronavirus we’re sadly unable to host our usual Quiz, Chips & Mushy Peas night to raise funds for our 13th Charity of the Year the Bearded Fishermen. 

Instead we are launching a Shooting Star #FuelUp campaign to help them reach their goal of purchasing a second food delivery van!  

As part of the campaign we’ll be asking people to donate the cost of their usual commute, daily coffee fix or lunch to the charity via our JustGiving page. We’ll also be inviting our friends and business colleagues to sponsor us to do a series of individual challenges! 

It goes without saying that any financial support you can give will be very gratefully received and will make a big difference to some of the most vulnerable people in the county. 

To keep up to date with the campaign please visit our blog

Third sector clients

We’re the agency of choice for charitable organisations such as Lincolnshire YMCA, Lincolnshire Action Trust, Secret World Wildlife Rescue and the Lincolnshire Refugee Doctor Project and have previously supported Jerry Green Dog Rescue and Share the Care. 

From sending out targeted news releases and writing copy for brochures and websites to developing crisis communication plans, we offer a bespoke service depending on their aims and objectives.

Charity of the Year

Not only do we work with paying charity clients, in 2009 we launched our Charity of the Year initiative aimed at smaller charities who would otherwise struggle to do any PR or marketing.

Following their own personal mental health battles and struggles with attempted suicides and homelessness, keen anglers Rick Roberts and Mick Leyland realised there was a lack of support available and decided to launch the Bearded Fishermen in October last year.

Throughout 2020 we will provide pro bono marketing, PR and event support to help them raise its profile and provide the vital funds needed to run the charity.

Our previous charities

We’re proud to say we’ve supported 12 charities so far through our Charity of the Year initiative. Here’s what some of them had to say about us:

2019 - Help Me, I'm Fine

Helen Cousin, Founder

“Since starting up our charity two years ago we have raised an amazing £35,000 through donations, book sales and events, such as the chippy quiz night. All funds raised go towards THRIVE approach training within schools. So far, we have funded sessions in eight local primary schools as well as two sensory gardens and a sensory room.The support we, as a family and a charity, have received throughout the past two years has been overwhelming and equally heart-warming. I am truly touched by the kindness and generosity we have received.”

2018 - Sophie's Journey

Stacey Mulcahy, Founder

“I don’t know what I’m going to do without the amazing team at Shooting Star! As someone who runs a charity single-handedly, I am so grateful for all their support.They have taken the pressure off me by helping with things I wouldn’t even know where to start with. For example, they worked to finally get the Sophie’s Journey website up and running, have produced graphics and posters to promote our events, and have helped raise awareness of what Sophie’s Journey is all about."

2017 - Marmalade Trust

Amy Perrin, Founder

"Marmalade Trust is a loneliness charity and we have been very lucky to have had support from Shooting Star over the past year.  It’s been a great year during which we have launched our first loneliness awareness week, which included a film premiere and various events.  With the help of Shooting star we have received further media attention, including being on BBC Points West, BBC Radio Bristol and BCfm and in Waitrose magazine. Thank you for your support!"

2017 - Children’s Bereavement Centre

Caroline Froggatt, Corporate and Community Engagement Officer

"The team at Shooting Star have been on hand for all our PR needs throughout the year, which for a small charity with limited PR knowledge has been fantastic. Not only have they given us support but they’ve also given us training and guidance too, ensuring that even after their support ends we’ll be able to go forward with our own PR with a new-found confidence and knowledge. We cannot thank them enough for all they have done to support us."

2016 - Every-One

Vicky Thomson, CEO

"We have felt so privileged to have been Shooting Star’s Charity of the Year. Their flexibility, support and limitless energy has been priceless to the work of our charity. They have all been stars."

2015 - YMCA Lincolnshire

Caroline Killeavy - Chief Executive

"We have been so impressed with their efforts that we’re going to retain some of their services on a paid-for basis in 2016."

2014 - Ethan Maull ‘Up Yours to Cancer’

Sam Maull

“I would like to say a massive thank you to Shooting Star. They have helped us promote many of our fundraising events, some of which they organised themselves.” 

2013 - The Ally Cadence Trust

Emma Humphries, Founder

“Thanks to the support of Shooting Star PR we have been able to raise awareness of the genetic disease that is currently incurable.  Their friendly team identified new fundraising ideas for us, as well as promoting the work we do to help affected families. Our annual ball was a fantastic success and we simply can’t thank them enough for their support during 2013, it has been invaluable.”

2012 - Lincolnshire Sports Partnership

Janet Inman, Chief Executive

“The media training that the team [at Shooting Star] provided for our staff and the cutting services we utilised for monitoring our press activity really helped.” 

2011 - Candles

Pam Connock, MBE

“I would certainly recommend Shooting Star to any charity that is looking for a helping hand. They worked closely with us as a team to help raise the profile and awareness of Candles and did so with brilliant results.” 

2010 - Lincoln Women’s Aid

Spokesperson

"We are happy with the work Shooting Star has done for us. They promoted our activities about domestic abuse and helped to create awareness about the issue. They also provided visibility for the march for International Women’s Day amongst other events.”

2009 - KIDS Strut

Phil Greenwood, Community Fundraiser

"KIDS is going strong and still delivering services to enable disabled children, young people and their families to enjoy their lives. We are celebrating our 30 years anniversary of working in Lincoln this year (2009) and we are happy to have benefitted from Shooting Star’s expertise for various event promotions."

Want to be our charity for 2021?

We understand that charities offer support to diverse parts of the community but often don’t have the resources to promote their services, which is why we launched our charity of the year initiative in 2009.  We’ve adopted a charity every year since then by providing free advice and expertise on PR and marketing for 12 months. Get in touch if you’d like to be our charity of the year in 2021.

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