Yellow Cat are extremely proud to support Create and have been partnering with them since 2019. Jonny and Magda chose Create because, quite simply, it made sense – as an agency we champion creativity and it’s at the heart of what our clients and candidates do, so who better to support than a charity who empowers lives through creativity. This allows us to give back whilst engaging the Yellow Cat employees and connecting with customers and like-minded organisations. We’re part of the Create the Difference membership scheme, and are taking our partnership to the next level.
We’re all about impact, which is why we’re bringing how we support Create to the forefront of our work. Every time Yellow Cat makes a permanent or contract placement, a part of our fee will be donated to Create to fund some of their amazing art workshops organised for the most marginalised participants such as young carers, disabled children and adults, vulnerable people and more. We will be actively contributing through our work and therefore raising awareness both with our talent and clients, and hopefully encourage more people to get involved in the incredible work that Create does. We will also be introducing volunteering at Create’s workshops in to our induction program for all new Yellow Cats – we want all of our employees to experience at first-hand what Create is all about, so that they get a clear understanding of our partnership.
We’ll still be actively looking to be joining and promoting Create’s events and workshops. Jonny himself has attended a couple of workshops already; one being a Film-making session with young adult carers in West London, and the other a Photography session with adults experiencing ill mental health from East London on one of their Create Live! projects (a remote workshop).
Jonny raves about both experience and his quote: “Better than I ever imagined it would be. A world of fun. So A+++ on all fronts” was used in their latest Create Live! for Business brochure.
Jonny has since joined the Development Council at Create, as of December 2019, and his biggest achievement to date has been the creation of the #CRE8IN8 Challenge, an inclusive running event where you lace up your trainers and get ready to run every day for 8 consecutive days from 1-8 August. You choose your distance: either 800 metres, 8 kilometres or 8 half-marathons, and then get your friends and family to sponsor you, and change lives with Create. In 2020 Create raised over £13,000 from the #CRE8IN8 event and this year Jonny and the team are hoping for much, much more.
Create is the UK’s leading charity empowering lives through the creative arts.
Unleashing creativity ignites imaginations, develops confidence and builds relationships. Like setting off a firework, Create’s professional artists light the touch paper and the participants discover new found self-belief and a desire to try more, do more and be more.
Create is a national charity that champions local priorities by collaborating with different partners to tailor every project to each individual’s needs. They believe that everyone – regardless of circumstances, behaviour, age, gender, race or disability – deserves the chance to fulfil their potential.
One spark of creative energy opens up a world of positive opportunities. Create lights that spark.
To see more of Create’s fantastic work and get involved please visit their website.