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Popular PR agency holds competition offering Christian charity free PR support for an entire year

A popular Christian PR firm is celebrating its ten year anniversary by offering a church of charity an entire year of free PR support. Jersey Road PR, which seeks to tell the positive, newsworthy and powerful stories of the Church in the media, is offering the prestigious prize to a charity or church with an income of less than £250,000.

Managing Director Gareth Russell explained: “In this year of disruption, uncertainty and fear, people need more than ever to hear stories of hope and peace, and this has been reflected in an increase of positive mainstream media coverage of Christianity during the pandemic. Many small Christian organisations have struggled for the past few months because of COVID-19; and for many, being in a position to stretch finances to enlist PR support ordinarily would be a stretch too far, that is one of the key reasons we’re launching this competition.”  

Andi Russell, co-founder and Training and Development Director, added: “We’ve seen national headlines about huge numbers of people watching church online or turning to prayer in response to coronavirus, and about the church in action serving the lonely and vulnerable around the country. The UK needs hope, the Church is providing it and journalists are noticing. 

“As an organisation, we’re passionate about telling the positive stories of the Church. What better way to celebrate having done this for 10 years as an agency working with some incredible organisations, than to help another great charity or church share its story and what better time to do it than now? We’re encouraging everyone to nominate a small Christian charity or church they think most deserves its story to be told and who may also need a bit of help with their communications during these uncertain times.”

The deadline for applications is August 14th 2020; after which a shortlist of five charities will be selected and then put to a public vote as well as judged by a panel consisting of Gavin Calver, CEO of Evangelical Alliance, Chine MacDonald, Head of Community Fundraising & Public Engagement at Christian Aid, Debra Green OBE, National Director and Founder of ROC UK among others; with the successful organisation being announced by mid-October 2020.

The competition is now live. So, to make a nomination, just head here:

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