Award-winning communications agency Scriba PR has handed over a cheque for £8,000 to children’s literacy charity Grimm & Co.
Huddersfield-based Scriba chose Grimm & Co as its Charity of the Year and set an £8,000 target to celebrate its eighth year in business.
After a jam-packed calendar of fundraising activities which included a sponsored silence, a creative writing competition and a hike across the Yorkshire Three Peaks, the fundraising target has been achieved.
Bolstering generous donations from Scriba colleagues, clients and friends of the business, Scriba has ‘topped up’ the fund to support the creation of a magical storytelling space which will help children and young people develop their literacy skills at the charity’s base in Rotherham.
Scriba’s founder and managing director Katie Mallinson said: “As professional communicators, we know all too well the importance of word smithery. Not only is it a fantastic talent to cultivate but words hold a power that not everyone fully appreciates.
“We are thrilled to have supported such a fantastic initiative and we hope that this leads to a great deal of happiness for the children who make use of it.”
Deborah Bullivant, founding CEO at Grimm & Co, echoed Katie’s sentiment and added: “People don’t always consider language, creativity and linguistic skills as things that under-resourced young people miss out on.
“But the lack of opportunity to use their imaginations can really hold them back both educationally and in terms of overall wellbeing.
“Providing an inspiring space where these children’s imaginations can run free is such a gift. Thank you to the team at Scriba for your efforts and generosity. It’s an environment that is sure to be well loved and used for years to come.”