The Camelia Botnar Children’s Centre, Goring-By-Sea, Worthing, has appointed marketing and PR agency, Jellybean Marketing, to launch a local campaign to raise awareness of the centre’s pre-school nursery provision, especially highlighting the provision it provides for children in West Sussex with special needs and from disadvantaged homes.
The charity will raise awareness through various activities, including the distribution of fundraising packs, social media and local business involvement.
Michael Kay, Director of Partnerships & Fundraising for the charity says:
“As Worthing’s ‘best kept secret’ we need to make more people aware of the valuable service provided by the centre to children throughout our catchment area.
Children have attended from as far as Brighton to the east, Chichester to the west and Pulborough to the North. The appointment of Jellybean Marketing is vital to achieving this aim.
Having met Jellybean Marketing’s Director, Suzanne Sullivan, through the Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce events, I was impressed by her immense enthusiasm and the passion that she brings to her work. With Suzanne’s extensive marketing and PR experience across a broad range of sectors, I am pleased to have Jellybean Marketing on board.”
The centre needs to raise in excess of £150,000 to continue it’s free of charge provision and take on further staff so that it can open its doors to more children in need of its essential services.
Every child has the right to play, this is how a pre-school child learns. For children with physical and learning difficulties it is important to provide the best facilities adapted to their individual needs for their children to reach their optimum potential.
The Children’s Centre aim is to extend its pre-school nursery provision to 50 weeks thus providing the parents continued support by giving them the much needed respite care.
Suzanne Sullivan, Director of Jellybean Marketing, says:
“I’m honoured to be involved with the Camelia Botnar Children’s Centre. They provide a much needed service to pre-school children in the community and yet, there is very little awareness of the how much they do.
Public and business support is crucial to ensuring they can continue their valuable work. I look forward to getting the word out there in West Sussex to motivate people to get involved and help raise money for the centre through fundraising activities.”
Babies and toddlers with special needs can be cared for from one month old. The centre have sensory rooms, which provides light, sound and touch simulation and has a calming influence.
In addition to daily pre-school care, specialist groups for children with cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, co-ordination problems, multi-sensory loss and speech and language impairment, are held every week.
Please visit the website www.camelia-botnar-childrens-centre.org for further information and to find out how to make donations to help the centre.