What do Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Benedict Cumberbatch & Open have in common?

Friday, July 14th, 2017

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We found out last night that Stand For Rights, the Facebook Live event we were involved in earlier this year has been nominated for an Emmy. The first time a Facebook Live event has been nominated for one.

 

Congratulations to everyone involved for receiving this nomination and for braving to try new things. We couldn’t be prouder to have been involved in this project.

 

All the details are here.

 

Ali, Fiona, James, Paul & Nick


One Love Manchester

Friday, June 9th, 2017

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We’ve had a busy few days here at Open.

 

Last Tuesday evening we got the call from the British Red Cross, telling us about the One Love Manchester benefit concert for those affected by the terrorist attacks in Manchester and asking for our help with the fundraising. Of course we said yes.

 

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Before I knew it, it was Sunday morning and I was heading to Manchester to be Open’s representative in the stadium. The atmosphere was incredible, very emotional but unbelievably positive. Ariana Grande and her team got the tone of the event spot on. And we worked with the British Red Cross to position the fundraising as an opportunity to give, rather than a direct call to action. By the end of the night we’d helped to raise more than £2 million from over 400,000 people who sent a text.

 

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Thanks to the amazing teams at the British Red Cross and Open, we did in days what usually takes weeks. And we’re incredibly proud to have been part of it.

 

Paul de Gregorio

 


Meet our new friends Thinky, Giggles, Sparky and Snug…

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Mindful-monsters

 

 

…also known as the Mindful Monsters.

 

We’ve teamed up with Scope to create Mindful Monsters – an exciting new product to help families benefit from all the wonders of mindfulness.

 

For £7.50 a month, parents can get a monthly delivery of fun activity cards to do together as a family. Covering four areas – concentration, positivity, relaxation and creativity – Mindful Monsters can help arm children with the resilience, positive outlook and emotional understanding needed to tackle the trials of day-to-day life. And a regular donation to Scope’s incredibly important work helps provide support and advice to disabled people and their families.

 

Check it out for yourself here because, let’s face it, we could all do with some more mindfulness (and fun regular giving products) in our lives.

 

Kim Mc