Every year Jones FM run a Christmas card competition where the children of the Jones FM team create a festive design. The winner gets both an iPad and for their design to be used for the annual Christmas card Jones FM send out. There are also prizes which are given to the second and third place winners.
This year, we decided that we would instead partner with Circus Starr, a not for profit organisation, and give children who are less fortunate a chance to win these amazing prizes. This community interest company links with children’s charities and affords children who are disabled, disadvantaged or vulnerable the chance to attend a world-class circus event. Circus Starr facilitates this and brings wonder and magic into the children’s lives for an evening. This is not a small feat, and amazingly Circus Starr has provided over £1.3 million worth of tickets to children throughout their local community.
This year, we have not only donated money for tickets, but we are also going to run our Christmas card competition in partnership with Circus Starr. This will entail that all the children who are attending the circus events will be given the opportunity to enter designs for the Jones FM Christmas card. The winner from all entries will be randomly selected and used as next year’s Christmas card design. We will announce the winners in February 2019.
The festive season should not only be about receiving, or eating too much, but also about giving to those less fortunate. We are so happy to be able to partner with an amazing charitable organisation such as Circus Starr to give a little back to this festive season.
Merry Christmas from all of us here at Jones FM, and we wish you all the best entering into 2019.