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J&PR's June highlights
25 Jun 2021

Last month we said it was the busiest month of 2021 so far for J&PR… this time we really mean it!

We have had another brilliant month so, without further ado, here’s what our highlights were from June.

Rhea completed the #JuneJogathon this month, where she ran 50 miles in June and raised money for Children on the Edge, a charity set up to support 16,000 of the world’s most marginalised children to realise their rights by providing education and creating safe spaces.

Rhea’s fundraiser is still open, so you can make a donation here.

At work, Rhea has enjoyed reading about the history of a client’s premises in Newport as we look to pull together some great content on it. Rhea loves history and loves finding out about the county in the past - it’s going to be a fantastic piece in print so keep your eyes peeled!

Sophie headed to Edinburgh for a long weekend towards the end of the month. It was her first time visiting the city and her first getaway with her boyfriend… there was no bickering so that must be a good sign!

Sophie’s J&PR highlight for this month has been working with her biggest client yet. She’s loved working with them throughout June and is extremely excited that J&PR now has a second contract with the same company.

Freya held her first in-person interviews under Kirsty’s guidance this month, getting testimonials from people who have used the service of our fantastic client Shropshire Youth Association. Freya was quite nervous but thoroughly enjoyed it in the end!

A big personal highlight for Freya this month… she had her first Wagamamas of the year! While this might not be a highlight for other people, it was definitely a highlight for Freya!

Becci has loved working with a new client, Enterprise South West Shropshire (ESWS) in Bishops Castle this month. She got to meet the team in-person at the headquarters at Enterprise House and thinks that ESWS is a brilliant resource for the area.

She can’t wait to get the PR started as there are so many stories to tell. ESWS provides a huge range of facilities for the rural community, including running the town’s SpArC Theatre Programme and the library plus being home to 12 local businesses and managing a range of small offices, meeting and training rooms plus IT drop-in centres. 

Becci’s personal highlight was a fantastic half term break at her parents’ house in Surrey with her sons. They had a brilliant time doing lots of activities, including windsurfing and archery and meeting lots of friends and family. Becci loved seeing her sister and brother-in-law’s new house and heading to the pub for a drink with her.

Dani has been all over the world this month from the comfort of her desk! She’s talked to people and found out about the great things they are doing with Jesmonite, including those in Singapore, Lithuania, India, Slovakia, Italy, Amsterdam, Poland and Turkey.

Dani has also managed to pull off a kids’ party with 30 people in the garden and survived two young birthdays and Fathers’ Day within 9 days! How does she do it?!

Si’s professional highlight this month has been getting some great photography coverage in the local media for a range of clients - from the completion of a new affordable housing development for Shropshire Rural Housing, to Shrewsbury BID helping to create a mural trail using BT boxes in Shrewsbury town centre. 

From a personal point of view, Si has really been enjoying spending some quality time on his allotment - the first crops of the season are now coming through, so the Altons had freshly-picked broad beans and potatoes with their Fathers’ Day lunch!

It was Tony’s birthday last month and Team J&PR gifted him some vouchers for the brilliant Woodberry in Bridgnorth. This month Tony enjoyed a great meal there!

Tony has enjoyed seeing the tremendous ongoing success of our client Ellesmere College’s sporting programmes - the most recent being taking team gold and silver at the national shooting championships and several students selected for hockey training in camps, programmes and competitions - all with national implications.

It follows on swiftly from the college winning the Education Award (School/School Provider) for the Midlands Region in the 2021 LTA Tennis Awards.

Kirsty’s work highlight this month was winning a second contract with the same company within the same month based on the work of our epic team on the first contract. 

Outside of work, she’s also seen both of her sons race in the much delayed first National BMX race of the year in Kent and seeing their friends from across the UK.

However this month has ended extremely sadly for Kirsty as she lost a good friend suddenly. Kirsty has, however, witnessed so much kindness from friends and family and those across the Lawley community where her friend, Becky, made such a difference with her amazing kindness.

Kirsty has put together an online fundraiser for Becky’s family, if you would like to donate you can do so here. May she rest in peace.

June has certainly been a busy month for all of us. We have plenty already lined up for July at J&PR and we can’t wait to get stuck in - and hopefully enjoy some more of the glorious sunshine!