Magic Word Media gives 2% of all our fee income to one of our supported charities.
Each of our clients can choose which charity their billing percentage should benefit (or specify a split between two or more).
As an ethical business, we are only too aware that so many people need support because of circumstances out of their control. We are also mindful of how we must better protect our environment.
In selecting our charities, we have picked ones that reflect our interests or experience in some way.
We’re proud to present money each quarter to these charities, and we think our clients also get some satisfaction from knowing that by choosing to work with Magic Word Media, they are helping others.
Here are our three chosen charities, with some insight into where our money goes.
This is a forward-thinking education-through-sport charity working with six schools in Ghana and one in Togo.
The charity funds teachers and sports coaching, giving children an incentive to attend schooling they might otherwise avoid.
Just £12.50 a month helps fund one child via a scholarship programme at the Future Leaders School in Accra. This is an independent school without Government funding and for children who might not otherwise have any education.
If you pay a regular £625 monthly invoice to Magic Word Media, you can educate a child in Ghana!
Our interest in Futurestars is down to its director, Simon Milton. Simon is a former Ipswich Town FC player and is connected to our director, Simon Young. Simon Y has taken part (slowly) in Futurestars marathon charity bike rides across Suffolk.
Another former Ipswich legend (and England captain) Terry Butcher, is one of the charity’s ambassadors, while another former player, Titus Bramble, is a trustee.
Scotty’s Little Soldiers
When UK armed forces personnel lose their lives serving their country, they often leave children behind. These kids and young people need bereavement support, ongoing counselling and initiatives to set them on a path to recovery and give them opportunities in life they might not otherwise get.
Simon Young knows from personal experience what it’s like to lose a parent at a very young age, and the story of Scotty’s Little Soldiers, inspired by Army widow Nikki Scott, strikes a chord.
The charity maintains there are over 1,000 bereaved military children in the UK without access to support, and we as a business are proud to do our bit to help.
Trees for Cities
Bringing the green lungs back to our cities, Trees for Cities has planted more than 1.5 million trees in urban areas nationally.
The charity also revitalises forgotten spaces and works with young people to create a healthier environment. It encourages people to grow, forage and eat healthy food.
Just £6 is enough to plant a tree, so if you are billed £300 by Magic Word Media (before VAT), you’ll not only get a brilliant package of website content or social media management – you’ll also be responsible for the planting of a tree!