I am taking part in ByteNight 2009 on 2nd October. Byte Night is an annual event where hundreds of people from the IT and business community agree to sleep rough for one night to raise money for Action for Children who help the UK’s most vulnerable children.
I will be joining the Newcastle/Gateshead group who will be “sleeping” at the Baltic Centre. If anyone would like to sponsor me then please visit my Just Giving page. Any contributions gratefully received.
At webitpr we have been so busy with service and other developments that we haven’t had time to do anything quite as lengthy or creative. We have though made a commitment to send up to 10 releases for free each month next year for charities that our clients are involved in. As a treasurer of a local charity myself I think 2009 will be particularly challenging for these organisations and so we thought if people can’t help as easily with cash then perhaps we can give some time. Any client of ours who would like to take advantage of this offer just let us know.
Our other news for 2009 is that we will no longer be called webitpr. From the 2nd January 2009 we are changing the company name to Realwire Limited. Our service has gone by this name for nearly a year now and the company name change is being done in response to feedback from our clients to better reflect who we are and what we do – a real group of people helping them to get value from a wire service.