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canvas pound for life

Posted on April 30th 2013

As part of the exciting re-brand, the team at canvas are delighted to announce the arrival of the canvas pound for life, in support of Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK.
Whether you are stuck for a pound coin for your gym locker or in a dash at the supermarket, you can always rely on the canvas pound for life which simply clicks on and off your key-ring. The product ties in neatly with canvas’s ‘common-sense creativity’ ethos; promising reliable, practical support to our clients, delivering end results that exactly match requirements and expectations. Not only that, with the new colourful canvas branding, they look great too!

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Canvas pride them-selves in actively supporting the work of charities whenever possible. As such, the business has decided to support Make-A-Wish Foundation as part of the canvas pound for life concept. Make-A-Wish Foundation UK grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions, and for every pound for life canvas sends out that is registered by the recipient, canvas promises to donate £1 towards a child’s wish.
A wish is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a child fighting a life-threatening condition. It’s a positive distraction from on-going medical treatment and a focus for children living with serious illness whose future may be uncertain. Wishes come in all shapes and sizes, but to give you an idea of how far the money goes:
• £10 will buy lunch for a child who wishes for a special visit to London
• £20 pays for a sparkly tiara to help fulfil a little girl’s wish to be a princess for the day
• £50 buys the special uniform for a boy who wishes to be a soldier, policeman or fireman for the day
• £100 provides a Eurostar ticket to help make a special wish trip to Paris happen
• £150 pays for a mini tuxedo for a boy wishing to be James Bond
• £200 will fund a magical therapeutic swim in the sea with dolphins for a child who wishes to go to Florida
• £350 buys a VIP hospitality ticket for a child who wishes for a fantastic trip to see their favourite Premiership football team playMAW_Logo_UK
The office at canvas has hundreds of the canvas pounds for life that are being gifted to clients, contacts and associates as part of the business’s re-brand, but they don’t want it to stop there! Anyone can register for one of the canvas pounds for life, all you have to do is email justin@canvasevents.com and use the reference ‘Make-A-Wish’ along with your name and company’s postal address, and canvas will do the rest!
John Wickens, Managing Director, says “Make-A-Wish Foundation is a really worth-while cause, and I am happy to support the charity as part of the re-brand and launch of canvas. One of the great things about the charity, besides the fact it focuses on giving children and young people fantastic experiences, is that there is such a wide range of wishes made that almost any donation can make a significant difference to a child’s life. I’d like to make as many wishes as possible come true, so join us in our celebrations at canvas and register for your pound for life today.”
For more information about canvas or Make-A-Wish Foundation visit www.canvasevents.com or www.make-a-wish.org.uk .

April Showers

Posted on April 9th 2013

In 2012 the UK saw the wettest summer since records began, and almost four months into 2013 we have already seen the coldest Easter for more than 50 years; so with outdoor Weddings becoming increasingly more popular amongst us ever optimistic Brits, we thought now might be an appropriate time to start planning for when the heavens decide your perfect day isn’t going to be quite so perfect.

If you haven’t already, choose a venue that has an outdoor area and an indoor space nearby. This will automatically reduce your stress levels in the run up to the big day, most venues who host outdoor weddings will be used to having to jump ship at the last minute and will know exactly what to do.

The hardest part about implementing weather contingency plans is…DECIDING TO DO IT. Trust us, the longer you leave it to make the decision, the more stressed both you and guests will become. An hour before the ceremony, make a decision and stick to it!

If you haven’t hired a wedding planner, make sure you have assigned a bridesmaid, family member or friend to have the job of informing everybody about the new location, including the guests! It’s a good idea to have signs drawn up ahead of the day showing guests where to go if the plans have changed, these can be popped up in a matter of seconds and will eliminate about one hundred phone calls being made. Social media is another good way of getting the message out quickly, and cheaply.

If you have opted for a venue that doesn’t have a nearby indoor space and are going for a marquee option, hire another smaller marquee which you can set up with sofas and a bar area which can be used as overflow for guests who want to ‘mosey around’ rather than stay on the dance floor. And don’t worry, it won’t go to waste….plenty of your guests will be grateful for somewhere to go and ‘rest their eyes’ towards the latter part of the evening, or maybe even earlier for senior members of the family.

A fun way of making light of the situation is to hire in umbrellas in your theme colour, or in lots of different colours. This will not only make the photos a little less drab but will also make sure your special day still looks pretty and like it was part of the big plan.

Fans of tea lights need not worry, battery operated tea lights give exactly the same effect and you don’t need to worry about them blowing out or, even worse, burning something. If you can, stretch your budget to incorporate some lighting production costs as this will go a long way to brightening up any grey skies.

Heaters are a must. Whether it is thirty or thirteen degrees, this is the UK and, unfortunately, by 8pm your guests will inevitably be shivering, especially the smokers amongst the group. Scatter them around both inside and outside the marquee and it will help avoid draining out a particular area of the party.

Of course you will not need any of these plans as it IS NOT going to rain on your day, but just in case, we hope these little hints helped. Good luck!

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