Please vote for us now because, Marketing? We try but we don't get it right, with your help we could.
Encouraging parents and special children everywhere
ESCAPE Support Group is a Somerset based charity for children with disabilities, their siblings, parents and carers. Our members have a broad spectrum of disabilities and needs, including physical, learning, behavioural and communication needs.
We currently have over 200 families as members from throughout Somerset and we give them the opportunity to take part in a wide range of events, activities and day trips. We want our children to experience a fun, positive childhood and to be integrated fully into mainstream life wherever possible. We offer opportunities to share experiences that will enhance and enrich their lives, and give long lasting happy memories, which children without disabilities and their families often take for granted.
We employ four part time staff that equates to one full time equivalent. Although confident and experienced in our roles we have never received any professional guidance. We developed our own charity website, produce regular newsletters, flyers and press releases all in house. Again we learn as we go and have never been ‘formally’ trained.
We are a user-led charity and we rely solely on the good nature of volunteers. Occasionally we come across a gem, including the individual who kindly produced the video that is included within this application. This is a fantastic video, which brings tears to our eyes every time but it is now several years old. We desperately need help to re-energise us internally and raise our profile externally.
We are very aware that marketing is our main weak point. We know we could make such an improvement in this given the right guidance and it could have such an impact on our charity. Finding supporters and fundraisers outside of the membership is becoming increasingly important during the current financial climate but for the very same reason they are becoming, more and more difficult to find. With the correct marketing tools we know we could reach a wider audience, either future supporters or potential new members. With your help this could be possible.
Our charity has been established for 12 years and it would be wonderful if we could use this opportunity to revitalise the work that we do, and the support that we give to our families.
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