Get Set Kids has applied to join the community and voluntary sector by becoming a Community Interest Company.
This is a non profit making organisation which utilises its profits for the good of the business and the community. We’ve worked very hard over the last two years to establish the magazine as a valuable asset to families in our community. We’ve always established that we’re not all about making money which is why the magazine has always been on average 40% non profit making pages giving space to community organisations, charities and other worthwhile causes. We hope this move will further enhance our reputation in the community and allow us grow our distribution base so more families have access to it.
We’d welcome enquiries from volunteers who’d like to get involved with the magazine – from admin, deliveries, helping organise charity events etc. Watch out for more news on this soon!
Our Get Set Kids Club is proving really popular with our young readers and their parents! We’ve set up a form so you can now apply to join the Club, just go to our website at www.getsetkids.co.uk, click on the competitions icon and you’ll see the application form. Just fill in your details and we’ll be giving you some exclusive offers and competitions very soon. We’ve also now got exclusive Get Set Kids Club cupcakes designed by a young reader from Sedgefield in our Autumn 2010 issue – we’ll be giving some boxes of these away very soon!
Get Set Kids magazine win Star Radio Business Award
On Wednesday 15th September Get Set Kids magazine from Newton Aycliffe were invited along to the finals of the Star Radio Business Awards 2010 at The Radisson Hotel, Durham. We had been nominated for the Action In The Community Award and were up against two other businesses. We thought the winners would have been told prior to the awards dinner so were shocked and delighted when the envelope was opened and Get Set Kids was announced as the winner of the awards. We’re proud to have received recognition for the community service we aim to provide with the magazine. We received an engraved crystal star and win a share of £50,000 worth of radio advertising. What a busy week!
Thank you to everyone who turned out last Thursday night to support the first ever Get Set Kids charity ladies night at the Xcel Centre in Newton Aycliffe. There were queues to get in and the car park was packed – over 350 people attended and were treated to dancers, House of Fraser fashion show, 40 shopping stalls, cakes, wine and a fantastic raffle and auction. Our local MP Phil Wilson kindly came along to open and support the event as well as Amy McConnell from TFM’s breakfast show and Linsey Wood from Cash For Kids, our chosen charity. The money is still coming in but we’re over the £1600 mark to give to the charity – a huge thank you from Ally and Emma at Get Set Kids for your support – we’ll definitely be organising another one!
We’ve just had confirmed that Phil Wilson, MP for Sedgefield, is coming along to open Get Set Kids 1st ever charity night on Thursday 16th September at Xcel Conference Centre, Newton Aycliffe.
We’ve got 40 stalls booked including My Little Beauty, a silver American Airstream trailer doing beauty treatments. House of Fraser Darlington are doing a fashion show and bringing along their brand new concession BIBA fashions and Benefit Cosmetics. There’ll be cakes, wine, and some fantastic prizes in our raffle and auction. Local companies have been extremely generous and we really appreciate the support.
We hope as many ladies as possible can come along on the night to support the fantastic local charity Cash For Kids. Amy McConnell from TFM Radio’s Wake Up With Wayne breakfast show is coming along on the night too. Tickets are available from Get Set Kids on 07971 577572 or 07534 997875, at Xcel Centre reception or on the door on Thursday night at £3. Get Set Kids Poster
We’re getting ready for our charity ladies night for TFM’s Cash For Kids on Thursday 16 September at Xcel Centre, Newton Aycliffe. We’ve got 40 stalls booked including beauty treatments, cakes, handbags, jewellery, homewares etc. House of Fraser are kindly organising a fashion show including their new label Biba and are bringing along Benefit Cosmetics to do mini makeovers on the night. Entertainment will include a band, dancers and a fantastic raffle and auction – we’ve been given some great prizes including a night’s stay at a local hotel, a spa day, a month’s gym membership for 2 and much much more. Amy McConnell from TFM Radio’s Wake Up With Wayne breakfast show is coming along to support us. It’s going to be a great girl’s night out. Tickets are going very quickly, only £3 to include a welcome drink. Tel 07971 577572/07534 997875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Tickets can also be purchased on the door.
How lucky were we to get an interview with Jamie Oliver for our Summer issue! It was a real surprise as we’d read on his web site that he wasn’t doing any media work until later in the year due to his work committments but we got an email to say he loved the ethos behind the magazine and would do the interview for us. You can see the article in the magazine on the web site, www.getsetkids.co.uk and the 2nd half of the interview will be in our Autumn issue. Thanks Jamie, it’s great to see such a busy celebrity supporting a small, local community magazine rather than just going with national publications.
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