Printing firm opens prize draw for UK charities

Open to any UK-registered charity, Solopress has also encouraged organisations working in optics and vision care to enter the prize draw

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UK printing company, Solopress, has launched a competition to support charities affected by coronavirus (COVID-19), and is encouraging organisations working in optics and vision care to take part.

Aiming to help organisations who have seen fundraising impacted by COVID-19, the firm has set up a prize draw to provide a winning charity with free printing of 500 A4 wall calendars and 5000 Christmas cards. The charity would then be able to sell these on, with all profits supporting their cause.

The winning charity would also gain access to design experts for help in organising the imagery needed for the products.

Speaking to OT, Solopress managing director, Simon Cooper, shared that the firm aims to be “a champion of accessible print.” Last year, the firm launched a set of accessible design templates after finding that 56% of businesses do not take accessibility needs, such as dyslexia, colour blindness, visual impairments and early dementia, into consideration when creating print designs.

“Given our passionate interest in this area, we'd be honoured to receive prize draw entries from charities working in optics and vision care,” Mr Cooper told OT, adding, “And regardless of which charity is drawn as our winner, it’s great to know that 100% of the revenue they earn from selling their 500 calendars and 5000 Christmas cards will be going directly to a good cause.”

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The winning charity will have a free print of 500 calendars and 5000 Christmas cards to use for fundraising

Commenting on the competition launch, Mr Cooper, said: “We recognise that these are tough times for charities, with limited opportunities to get out and raise funds.”

While the firm has worked to support organisations closer to home, Mr Cooper added, “We felt we could go further to help out by doing what we do best — which is print.”

The competition will remain open until midnight 1 November, with the prize draw taking place on 2 November.

Charities can enter the prize draw by completing a survey on the Solopress website.