Monday, 29 October 2012

It's time for David Carter's Spooky Stories at The Bentall Centre

It's Halloween week, time to celebrate ghosts, ghouls, goblins and everything that goes bump in the night.

And who better to do this with than legendary spooky story tellers David Carter and Nell Phoenix?

Golden Goose PR has brought the pair, known for telling scary tales throughout the year at the acclaimed 40 Winks Hotel in London to The Bentall Centre in Kingston-Upon-Thames.

David and Nell have adapted a series of bewitching stories for a family audience, suitable for even the most squeamish of children of all ages.

Today at The Bentall Centre, they have come with props and rife imaginations to captivate audiences beneath the haunted tree, beside the enchanted book of spells - giving Kingston families the chance to catch a taster of the famous London based readings that Time Out, Vogue and the Saturday Times have applauded with rave reviews.


Tuesday, 23 October 2012

We won Best Live Event at the PR Week Awards!

Golden Goose PR is delighted to have won 'Best Live Event' at the PR Week Awards for our work for Sea Containers.

Well done everyone!!!!

One of the happiest campaigns in our nine years and an honour to be such a huge part of the Jubilee celebrations.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Already over 20 pieces of coverage for our Access Christmas campaign

Only 61 days until Christmas! But already Golden Goose PR is racking up the coverage for our client, Access Self Storage, which launched its Christmas campaign this month.

We've been asking communities across the UK to get into the festive spirit a little early, by donating new and unused presents, games and toys to the Access Self Storage Christmas Collection in aid of the Children’s Society.

Access Self Storage has created special drop-off points in its stores, where gifts will be collected and delivered in time for Christmas to local Children’s Society shops.

GGPR will reveal the surprises behind the door as part of the official countdown to Christmas on the first of December.

The Children’s Society works with and supports some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people in the UK, who really need help at Christmas. Gifts that are donated will raise funds for often overlooked young people such as runaways and carers, and provide support for families of young children who live in poverty.

In 2011, Access Self Storage collected 5,000 toys for charity and even received donations of signed boxes of ‘fashion Barbies’ from couture designer Julien MacDonald.

Access Self Storage spokesperson Kevin Pratt said: “For 2012 we’re aiming to beat our Christmas Collection record and can’t wait to invite local guests to unlock our doors in December. There’s a rumour we may even get a hand from Father Christmas.”

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Supporting Lord Coe and the PSP Association

Golden Goose PR has been involved with many fantastic charities over the years: Samsung's pink ribbon campaigns with Breakthrough Breast Cancer; film charity MediCinema; Bottletop and non-profit organisation Peace One Day.

It was for this reason that we were approached by the PSP Association , a charity created in 1994 by Brigadier Michael Koh OBE and his wife Sara, after she was diagnosed with the illness.

PSP is a rare and rapid degenerative brain disease which far too many people are still unaware of.

It affects fewer than six in 100,000 - but the people and their families who live with the terminal diagnosis need all the help they can get.

Lord Coe got involved with the charity several years after it was set up, and then by tragic coincidence his mother Angela was diagnosed with PSP and passed away in 2005.

It was an incredible evening as Lord Coe hosted his first event for the PSP Association at The Dorchester , called 'My Journey to 2012'.

Guests including Daley Thompson, Steve Cram and Duncan Goodhew came to the event to support Lord Coe and raise awareness of PSP.

Olympic gold medal shooter Peter Wilson also attended, as did model David Gandy, who performed a key role celebrating British fashion in the Olympic closing ceremony.

Sir Michael Parkinson, Sir Philip Green and Lord Archer were all a huge part of the event - with Sir Philip noted for his generous bidding in the auction.

The highlight, however, was the moving speech by Hannah Daykin whose father passed away from PSP just three weeks ago.

Over £200,000 wss raised which will help fund research into finding a cure for PSP and assisting those living with the disease.