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River and Sea Sense Corporate Support PR Packages

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

River and Sea Sense Corporate Support PR Packages

 

We very much rely on donations to carry on our important safety education and awareness work. Below we have put together a couple of packages to facilitate recognition of your generous donation and share the well deserved news!

River and Sea Sense continues to be in the news with the proactive courses, schools visits and developing high profile, public  projects such as the recent SafetyMap initiative supported by the Nominet Trust.

Package 1

Designed to recognize your work with River and Sea Sense.

 

a) Press Ready Photo

A press ready photo at your place of work or River and Sea Sense offices, with key River and Sea Sense staff and your team. This can be used for various purposes by River and Sea Sense or your for own internal/external publicity use.

b) Press Release

A press release written by River and Sea Sense, with key company and River and Sea Sense messages. Press release sent out to selected local editors for inclusion in newspapers (we have excellent relationships with the local and regional press). River and Sea Sense cannot guarantee inclusion but will back up this work with other well developed online/offline methods, see below.

c) Social Media Awareness

Blog Post with Press Release (optimized for search engines for your company name searches), ‘follow’ hyperlink to your web site, Facebook Status Update (linking to blog post) and Tweet with mention and link.

d) Framed Certificate

Certificate of thanks and acknowledgement for support in quality frame. Looks really fabulous in your reception area!

e) Web Site ‘Badge’
SponsorshipPermission to use a “Web Site Badge” as proud supporter of River and Sea Sense 2012 -13 on your own website.

Suggested Donation – £500 +
Your generous donation will allow River and Sea Sense to continue the valuable water safety education work, through school talks, awareness events and use of online and offline media assets.

 

Package 2

As Package 1 above, additionally with further media and sponsorship opportunities, as below.

Video Content

a) Professional web ready video with Debbie personally thanking the sponsor, includes company logo and pulling in still company publicity photo shots and from press release.
Company contact details included and web address.

Upload of video to River and Sea Sense Youtube Channel

Inclusion of video in social media awareness.

b) Opportunity to Sponsor a Named Course or Safety Sign
In additional to the important awareness work we do, there are opportunities to run special events, courses and put in safety signage.

c) Web Banners
Your web banner shown in rotation on the River and Sea Sense and Safetymap Websites, Link to your website.

Suggested Donation – £1000 + (depending on course/s supported)

Contribution at this level allows us to put in place specific named courses and awareness resources. These all contribute to greater enjoyment of the outdoors, active lifestyles and saving young lives.

Payment Methods
We understand that while companies want to support good causes they have to work around business needs, as a result we are happy to accept donations by standing order. Payment in full is always appreciated of course, as it allows our good work to be applied as quickly as possible.

Did You Know?
That £65 pays for one young person to do a Waterwise  Course, £150 covers the cost of a school presentation/lesson which could address from 48 to 1400 students at any one time.

Water SafetyMap Featured on ITV News

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

The Water SafetyMap initiative has been featured on ITV News. The article went into the history of Debbie’s work with schools and how the education work is being made available to thousands of more people through modern internet technology.

It is great to see Water SafetyMap getting this coverage and thanks to ITV for helping to raise awareness of water safety issues.

http://www.itv.com/wales/welsh-made-safety-map-pinpoints-dangerous-water-spots60128/

Building and Launching SafetyMap.co.uk

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

SafetyMap Logo

SafetyMap.co.uk

Online resource to alert the public on dangers associated with various water based locations from River and Sea Sense.

SafetyMap is a response to the need identified for better public awareness of dangerous locations and the opportunity this presents for wider water safety education. The technology used is being applied from knowledge gained working with  online mapping technologies for agencies such as the Police. The project outlined below is what we consider as Phase 1, putting in place all the required elements into a working system. There will be opportunity to develop the individual elements further based on user feedback and response from other water safety stakeholders.

Background

Often there are hidden dangers in a location that some people, especially young people, are not aware of. The resource will be the central point and database for a network of resources that will particularly appeal to young people – website, mobile phone app, social networks, signs with bar codes that can be scanned and an online mapping and alert system. There will be a section where it will be possible for the public to generate a printable sign with warnings and safety information. There will be an emphasis on education, to help young people make good decisions.

Home Page Mockup

The Plan

River and Sea Sense are currently developing an innovative water safety resource tool, ‘SafetyMap’ . The tool links locations where there have been water safety incidents together on a map for the first time, allowing the public to see where areas for concern are and be educated on the potential dangers at various locations.

Current accident statistics information reports are only available years later after official sources have collated them; this means that the public may not be aware of incidents that have happened in the last few years, particularly visitors to an area.

‘SafetyMap’ will use a technique called ‘Mashup’, this takes information from a variety of sources and puts it all in one place so that it is most useful. Another way of thinking about this is that information will be sourced from a number of existing resources and ‘presented in layers’ on an online map (for example using the well used Google Maps or similar to Google Earth).  The various layers can be turned on or off to suit the information being sought and to present in as clear a fashion as possible.

SafetyMap.co.uk Powered by Google Maps

The current dated information accident data (type of accident, accident details, date, conditions etc) will be augmented with more up to date information sourced from the community using a mixture of ‘crowd sourcing’ techniques (where a wider community is encouraged to provide information using the internet) and River and Sea Sense manual input, via an online control panel. An important point will be that all ‘crowd sourced’ data will be validated by a River and Sea Sense (RASS) administrator, or network of volunteers. We feel the additional benefit of this system will be that for the first time it will be possible to include ‘non-fatal’ and ‘near miss’ accidents.

Going forward the site will take full advantage of social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter, especially new developments like “Check-ins”, where a user’s smartphone can pull information based on its location from the built in GPS receiver. This will allow the public to be made aware that they are in proximity to a potentially dangerous location if they subscribe to an alert service. The social network users will also feed information through to the map on a real time basis, ready for moderation by SafetyMap administrators.

A facility to download a printable poster warning of the dangers of a particular location will be incorporated; the safety warning poster will have brief details of the previous incidents along with a link to full details online, via a web address and also QR codes to be read with smart phones.

Education is a core feature here as users are only able to make good choices regarding water safety following good information and awareness. The online part of the site will aim to be the most useful and usable source of water safety available, as well as a mobile phone app that can be downloaded to users phones containing water safety information.

Livetech Logo

Technical Details

Developed by Livetech using the most up to date technologies – www.livetech.co.uk .

L29

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Waterwise

Our Waterwise Logo was designed by one of our sponsers Lynsey Hacket of L29 design.

Launching Waterwise 2011

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Launching Waterwise at Rhyl High School with ITV


Watching the children at Rhyl High School

Walking Back To Happiness Fundraiser

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Sunday Feb 27th 11.30-1.30

Llandudno Pier to Colwyn Bay Pier

This event is to raise funds for an online support network for parents who have lost a child and young people who have lost a friend. A tribute to your loved ones and to raise funds to create this unique service. We will have online interactive support – advice and guidance – recommended reading – forum – tribute pages – blogs – plus setting up meetings initially in North Wales and venturing further afield. This will be a totally unique support network that I hope will become a special place to go when times are tough.

Siince I lost my own son to drowning I have been on a huge journey and am still – however I feel that by helping others to cope and telling my own story – will help them find a place within their hearts and minds where they feel they are free frm some of the pain of loss.

I am asking for a £5 registration fee and sponsorship minimum of £50 – but the more we raise the sooner we can all help eachother.

Fundraising Walk Sponsorship Form 2011

Many Thanks – Debbie Anne Turnbull

MARQUIS OF ANGLESEY COLUMN ABSAIL – FUNDRAISER FOR RIVER AND SEA SENSE ON SUNDAY 26th JUNE 2011 – 11 am till 3 pm

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Marqui of Anglesey Column Abseil

Since my son drowned at Capel Curig – I have spoken to almost 50,000 schoolchildren over the past four and a half years about Water Safety.
River And Sea Sense is now entering its official 2nd year and we are growing from strength to strength. Waterwise – Lifesaving Clubs are being set up in North Wales and as are SOS events in schools and Leisure Centres. To be able to continue this valuable work FUNdraising FUN events like …these need your support.

It is £30 to register and payment can be paid by PAYPAL on the website or call Debbie direct and arrange to send a cheque.

It is hoped that individuals could raise a minimum of £95.00 for this special cause – but the sky is really the limit.

I am also inviting sponsorship from companies in amounts of £90 – £180 – £360 – for further details and PR offered for your company in exchange for sponsorship please call Debbie Turnbull on 01492 870600 Office – 07879648568 – Mobile – or e mail – debbie@riverandseasense.com – or message via FACEBOOK

It should be a great day and I would love to have £100 people raising funds for River And Sea Sense if possible – there will be press – radio and hopefully TV coverage.

FREE T SHIRTS WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED – THERE WILL BE A SMALL CHARGE FOR COMPANY BRANDING TO BE INCLUDED

8.2 – Eight Point Two – willl be managing the event and we all look forward so much to having a GREAT FUN DAY.

See www.eightpointtwo.co.uk  – for info

Cheque from Wylfa

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Debbie receiving a cheque from Wylfa

Magnox have contributed funds to develop the website. Wylfa Site is an operational power station on a 20.79 hectare site on the north coast of Anglesey between Holyhead and Amlwch. In 2010 Debbie received a welcome cheque from them shown here being presented by a representative of Magnox North. If you would like to be a Sponsor – ie offer your product or service please contact Debbie Turnbull on 01492 543615/07879 648568 or contact us via the contact form.

Mobile Phones can be useful tool for students

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Debbie

I found your talk very moving last week. The students talked about many of the presentations they had seen but yours was one of the ones that hit home. With living by the sea and a river we often take our safety for granted. We know the dangers and too many ignore them or get caught up in events beyond their control as your son did.

Students are often chastised in school for using their mobile phones but I think your campaign will help them to realise that they are  a useful tool to let parents know they are safe and to get help in an emergency. I told your story to my own sons who are 14 and 17 and go out with their friends at weekends. My eldest has always been very good at responding to calls and texts from me but my youngest forgets to charge his up. He has been much improved this last week now he knows I’m not being nosy I just want him to be able to contact me or others in an emergency.

Steph

Stephanie Roberts
Ysgol John Bright
Sensory Support, Specialist Teaching Assistan

CRUCIAL CREW CALENDER 2011

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

CRIW CRAIDD                                                                                                                                                                                 CRUCIAL CREW

CALENDAR 2011

Ø  Periods identified within the school year for each LEA.

Ø  SLO to confirm dates with the Head teachers as soon as possible, certainly by 30 June 2010. This needs to be identified during this academic year because of the ‘rarely cover‘ issue in schools.

Ø  Co-ordinator to collate and inform Fire Service who will liaise with the other agencies.

SPRING TERM    2011

WREXHAM

JANUARY Date School Contact person
Mon 10 St Christopher’s Denise Kane
Tues 11 Darland Mrs Vyas-Adams
Wed 12 St Joseph’s Michelle Woodward
Thurs 13 Ruabon Claire Ballamy      01978 822392
Fri 14 Rhosnesni TBA
Mon 17
Tues 18 Clywedog Mandy Kavanagh
Wed 19 Morgan Llwyd Heddus Wyn            01978 315050.
Thurs 20 Penley Lynn Lloyd
Fri 21 Grango Alison Harris       01978  833010

DENBIGH

FEB Date School Contact person
Mon 28
MARCH 1
Wed 2 Blessed Ed Jones
Thurs 3 Rhyl High
Fri 4 Denbigh High
Mon 7 Glan Clwyd
Tues 8 Prestatyn
Wed 9
Thurs 10 St Brigid’s And possibly Rhuthin Sch?
Fri 11 Brynhyfryd

SPRING TERM    2011

CONWY

MARCH Date School Contact person
Mon 28
Tues 29 Eirias Ceri Smith
Wed 30 Emrys ap Iwan John Seymour
Thurs 31 Bryn Elian
Fri 1 John Bright Seamus O’Sullivan
APRIL
Mon 4 No dates  for Creuddyn, D Conwy
Tues 5
Wed 6
Thurs 7 Gogarth
Fri 8 Aberconwy Pam Williams

SUMMER TERM    2011

ARFON

MAY Date School Contact person
Mon 2 Bank holiday
Tues 3
Wed 4 Tryfan Nesta Jones
Thurs 5 Dyffryn Ogwen Anita Owen
Fri 6 Brynrefail Eirwen Williams
Mon 9
Tues 10
Wed 11 Friars Carys Richens
Thurs 12 Syr Hugh Owen Robin Humphreys
Fri 13

MEIRION DWYFOR

JUNE Date School Contact person
Mon 6
Tues 7 No dates for Meirion
Wed 8
Thurs 9
Fri 10
Mon 13
Tues 14
Wed 15 Eifionnydd Ann Tomos
Thurs 16 Botwnnog Geraint Hughes
Fri 17
JULY Date School Contact person
5 Glan y Môr Erddyn Davies
12 Dyffryn Nantlle Llinos Owen

John Grisdale        24 June   2010

NEW WISHLIST FOR 2011- Yes PLEASE !!!!!

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

We have made a start on our Wishlist for 2010 all of these items will enhance the image of RSS and will enable us to attend lager events and have a major presence there with your help.  ALL general stationery ie leaflets etc are ongoing – we use many 100′s in any one time and 1000′s in a event.  If 1 leaflet saves a life then my job is done !!!  Please contact debbie@riverandseasense.com or call Debbie on 01492 870600 if you can provide any of the items listed or are able to offer a contribution – Thanking you in anticipation.

VOLUNTEER VACANCIES – Bag Packers – In Stores around Llandudno – Colwyn Bay – Rhyl – Abergele – Bangor – Anglesey

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

RSS require a team of In Store Bag Packers for the above areas.  We are looking for individuals to register on our database to cover the following areas to pack shopping in stores such as Marks and Spencer – Asda – Morrisons – etc and on occasions take part in in store promotions for RSS promoting and collecting donations for this worthwhile cause.  Register as an individual or group or school – the more the merrier – we ALWAYS have fun whilst working to ensure RSS is sustained.  Thank you for your interest.  Register NOW by calling Debbie on 01492 870600 or e mailing debbie@riverandseasense.com  with your Name – Telephone number – and which area you would be interested in bag packing and whether you have your own transport.  Lifts can be provided and RSS T Shirts are provided FREE of charge.

VOLUNTEER VACANCY – Experienced Fundraiser Required URGENTLY

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

RSS require an experienced fundraiser or someone with vision and a kind heart that doesn’t mind getting ‘stuck-in’.

To ensure RSS can continue to educate young people as to the dangers of water and provide exciting and entertaining events to raise awareness we really need help from either 1 or more people who would like to support this cause.

Time – is as much as you feel you would like to offer – I would hope that you would WANT to be involved in this worthwhile cause. 

For further information please contact Debbie on 01492 870600 or e mail debbie@riverandseasense.com with information on how you feel you may be able to help.  Thank you for your interest.

VOLUNTEER VACANCY – OFFICE HELP REQUIRED

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

I wonder if there is anyone out there who would like to work in our lovely office in Llandudno for around 20 hours a week as a volunteer.  They would require a good telephone manner with possible telephone sales experience and good IT skills for general office duties.  However if there is anyone who would like to take an interest in what RSS are doing they could also be involved in organising events and helping RSS to grow.  Please telephone Debbie in the first instance on 01492 870600 or e mail debbie@riverandseasense.com  with your details.  I assure you of a very rewarding and inspirational volunteering experience.

A Tribute to Chris, Reece McNally & Morgan Edwards

Monday, August 24th, 2009