I’m a freelance copywriter. And I need to earn a living.
Of course. We all do. I have a mortgage to pay, a car to insure and I like to eat food that isn’t exclusively microwavable noodles.
So I charge my clients a fee. I’m good at what I do, and my clients see an increase in website traffic, event bookings and, ultimately, revenue from my copy.
And I’ve been quite vocal about charging a fair rate for a job well done.
So it was going to take something pretty special for me to say ‘OK, let me help you out here. And I won’t charge you a penny’.
That’s the Yorkshire Choice Awards, in association with Martin House Children’s Hospice.
When I was asked by the lovely team behind the awards to help out, I decided to donate my services: writing press releases and accompanying literature to promote the Yorkshire Choice Awards.
They’ve not asked for hours and hours of my time. The ladies organising the awards are hard-working professionals who see the value in what I do, and recognise that my clients do (and always will) come first. Which makes me even happier to help them out where I can.
You may have seen a couple of my articles in the local media, which help to shout up about the awards and why they matter. The Yorkshire Choice Awards honour local businesses and entrepreneurs who have worked incredibly hard to get to where they are today. And I think it’s important that we can support and share in their success.
What’s more, the team picked a pretty incredible charity to support.
People can be quick to call something ‘inspirational’. And it’s become all too common to say an organisation is ‘life-changing’. But for Martin House, those words are apt.
Martin House Children’s Hospice give support to children who are suffering from life-limiting illnesses. They bring joy to the children and much-needed respite for their parents and families. And they rely primarily on the donations and fundraising of the Yorkshire community.
Therefore, I’m supporting the Yorkshire Choice Awards and their charity of choice.
And I’m proud to do so.
Find out more over at http://www.yorkshirechoiceawards.co.uk/