Guide Dog Campaign – Spreading the Word and making a start

Guide Dog Campaign – Spreading the Word and making a start

January 15, 2012 9:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This week the JCI Reading Guide Dog 2012 campaign got well underway. 

Our as yet unborn puppy ‘Jaycee’ got a public face and made his first public appearance with me at my weekly BNI Oracle network meeting that I attend on behalf of the firm that I work for. I introduced ‘Jaycee’ to group and it was clear from the reaction that his ‘puppy-dog’ eyes had captured their hearts-he will soon be seen here on the JCI Reading website. The campaign was well received and much help with our fund raising was pledged. The reason for giving a public face to ‘Jaycee’ was that I felt it would be much easier for us as fundraisers and the giving public to be able to relate to soemthing that had an actual face. 

For JCI Reading to actually be able to name a Guide Dog puppy ‘Jaycee’ as we so want to be able to do, we need to raise £5,000 which will pay for his first year’s keep and training. This then is the challenge for JCI Reading and it’s members this year. 

It was with this challenge in mind that we all met together in the pub on Thursday evening for a Project Meeting. Excitingly we had all the results from our Research Director of her venue research for our planned JCI Reading Pub Quiz in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind. Decisions were made and I’m excited that we have set the date for the quiz as Tuesday 28th February 2012 in Reading town centre. The venue is very shortly to be confirmed once we have the booking confirmation. So now it’s on to the marketing campaign for the quiz, to whom teams from anywhere are welcome. Can’t wait! 

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