Reverse Advent Calendar Day 12

To conclude our reverse advent calendar, our last (but by no means least) act of charity is to provide our social media marketing expertise to a very worthy local charity – St Luke’s hospice.

We have previously supported St Luke’s in their ‘bring a pound to work day’ campaign, and this time are turning our efforts in assisting them with our services. Our Head of Social Media, Negin, has offered her time to visit St Luke’s headquarters to collaborate and discuss how they can improve their social media presence, in an effort to reach a wider audience on various social media platforms.

St Luke’s is a Cheshire based hospice that provides a wide range of services to those living with terminal or life-limiting illnesses. Founded in 1998, St Luke’s has been working ever since to provide care to local people, beyond the reach of the NHS – with 85% of their care being made possible thanks to public donations and support.

With an expert team of healthcare professionals on hand and a 24-hour helpline to assist them, St Luke’s are able to reach out to those in need – facilitating visiting patients and those that require more care and need to stay at the hospice.

Whilst we are providing our services to assist this wonderful charity, we encourage those who are able to donate anything they can to assist St Luke’s in caring for our community’s most needing individuals. To donate, use the following link – https://www.slhospice.co.uk/donate/.

Mosaic Team try out Hypnotherapy in the office

The Mosaic team took an hour of their day to take part in a much anticipated guided Hypnotherapy session in the office last week. We learn more about what hypnosis is and how it can be helpful in the workplace.

 

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a complimentary therapy in which guided hypnosis is used to create a state of focus and increased awareness during which positive suggestions and imagery are used to help individuals deal with a variety of concerns and issues.

 

Who led the session?

The Hypnotherapy session was led by the professional Hypnotherapist David Webb who’s based in Northwich, Cheshire.

He told us how the hypnotherapy treatment is commonly used to boost Confidence, reduce Anxiety and Stress issues which in a workplace like ours are almost a given! He gave us a generalised session around improving confidence and lowering stress.

 

What we thought

We asked some of our staff what they thought about the session and how they feel they benefited from it:

Negin:

“Hypnotherapy is different to what I expected (it was more therapy based than hypnotic) I think it was really beneficial to take a bit of time out of the day to recharge ready for the day ahead!”

Nathan:

“Although slightly despondent about not being turned into a chicken, Nathan endorses Dave Webb in his work and finds the art of hypnotherapy beneficial to the office environment”

Liam:

“I feel more relaxed and liberated to talk my mind apparently”

 

The Verdict

I think it’s safe to say that it was a very beneficial experience for most of the mosaic staff and we are looking into introducing this type of activity more frequently in the office to help with productivity.

To learn more about the hypnotherapist that led the session take a look at his website here: https://midcch.co.uk/

If you’re reading this and want to improve your marketing whether it be on social media, over email or through your website please let us know and we’ll see how we can help.

Mo, Mo, Mo, Merry Christmas from Mosaic

The season to be jolly is very nearly upon us and we’re already feeling festive in the Mosaic office – but what do we have planned for Christmas? Well, we’ll tell you!

This Christmas, we’re going to give back for 12 days to charities and causes we care about. We’ve got everything covered from trees to mince pies, cards to Christmas dinner. We’re even donating blood!

So what are we going to be doing?

For our long-term friends Papyrus, (whose website we built way back in 2017, how time flies!), we’ll be taking part in their ‘MYSECRETSANTA’ text campaign. Closer to home, we’re planning on bringing Christmas cheer to all by handing out mince pies to our neighbours in Tannery Court.

Our team aren’t going to be naughty but nice by leaving positive messages for each other in and around the office.

Every Christmas too many trees are sacrificed for our pleasure so we’d like to do something a little bit differently this year. For all 12 of our team members, we are going to donate a tree to teamtrees.org, helping our planet in the process.

For the dinner instead of having one ourselves, we’re donating one item each to Warrington Foodbank to create the perfect Christmas dinner for those who otherwise might not get one!

Two members of our team, James and Conor, parts of our Web Design and SEO teams respectively, have decided to become blood donors and in the process help the NHS and their local blood banks with one of the most precious commodities, for those who need it most.

We’re also going to be sending Christmas cards to our clients but not just any old card, cards designed by our new friends at St. Luke’s Hospice! You may have seen earlier this month that we took part in the charity’s ‘Bring a Pound to Work Day’ which was a great success with a team photo to boot…

Finally, for our friends over the road at Warrington Wolves Foundation, we’re going to shout about the great work the Foundation does when it comes to male mental health and its ‘Offload’ programme, tackling the stigmas surrounding men and their mental wellbeing, not just in the game of rugby league but beyond to…

The causes that we’ve spoken about above are just a handful of the charities and good deeds that we are going to be helping this Christmas. To keep updated on our actions keep an eye on our social channels!

And Merry Christmas from all of us at Mosaic Digital Media!

Festive events to look out for in Warrington & Northwich

So the 2019 John Lewis Christmas advert has been released which means we are officially allowed to get excited for Christmas, right? We at Mosaic have put together a list of upcoming events in Warrington and Northwich which we are planning to attend ourselves so that you don’t miss anything important…

 

Warrington Events

 

Christmas Street Market, Warrington town-centre

For two days only, a Christmas market will be held in the town centre. The market will be open from 10am to 6pm on Saturday 7th December, and 11am to 4pm on Sunday 8th December. 60 stalls will be spread out over Time Square, Buttermarket Street and Market Gate. You’ll be able to find unique gifts and arts and crafts, as well as a range of festive food and drink like mince pies, mulled wine and cider. To add to the family fun, there will be carol singers, live music and street performers.

Christmas Street Market

 

The Botanist Warrington launch, Time Square, Unit 1 6

We at Mosaic are super excited to be going to The Botanist’s first opening in Warrington! On Monday 2nd December, their Time Square venue will be their 19th restaurant and will seat up to 170 diners over two floors and 100 people at the bar. The restaurant will serve bottomless brunch, deli lunches, Sunday roasts, mains, signature cocktails and over 60 ales.

Address: Time Square, Unit 1 6, Warrington WA1 2NT

The Botanist Warrington launch

 

Warrington Maker’s Market

You will also get the chance to bag some unique Christmas gifts at this monthly pop-up event that showcases artists, musicians, designers and bakers. There will be 60 stalls offering artisan food and drink, local produce, arts and crafts and vintage goodies. Located in Palmyra Square, the next date will be Sunday 8th December.

Address: Palmyra Square, Warrington, WA1 1BW

 

Real5 Gala

The Real5 networking team is holding a charity gala dinner at 7pm on Friday 22nd November at the Park Royal Hotel. Entertainment for the night will feature X-Factor contestant Kiera Weathers, comedy by Martin Gold, magic shows and the Corollas band and DJ.

We hope to see you there! Tickets are available for purchase here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/real-5-networking-gala-dinner-tickets-71561876499

Address: Stretton Rd, Stretton, Warrington WA4 4NS

 

Northwich events

 

Northwich Christmas Extravaganza

Head down for a full day of Christmas fun on Saturday 23rd November from 12.30pm to 6.30pm. There will be activities for the whole family with donkey rides, fairground rides, Santa’s Grotto, stilt walkers, caricaturists, birds of prey and a giant snow globe. Visit the Craft Village for face painting, glitter tattoos, gingerbread decorating and balloon modelling.

For festive treats, head to the Christmas Markets on Witton Street.

This year will be extra special, with Northwich having its first ice rink ever! It will open on Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th.

Address: Northwich town centre, Cheshire CW9 5AF

Check out a video of the past Christmas Extravaganza here: https://vimeo.com/249735400

 

St Luke’s Hospice Light Up a Life

Christmas can be a difficult time if you’ve lost a loved one. We’ll be attending the service held by St Luke’s Cheshire hospice on Sunday 1st December, and remembering those we have loved and lost. A Tree of Light will be lit, with each light shining for a special someone. Upon arrival, you will be given a candle to light, and there will be carols, readings and some quiet time to reflect.

Address: Grosvenor House, Queensway, Winsford CW7 1BH

St Luke’s Hospice Light Up a Life

 

Northwich Artisan Market – Xmas special

The Northwich Artisan Market will be back in December, but with a special Christmas edition. From 12pm to 5pm on Sunday 8th December, there will be stalls offering food and drink, Christmas decorations, arts and crafts and local produce.

Address: Witton St, Northwich CW9 5AE

Northwich Artisan Market – Xmas special Northwich Artisan Market – Xmas special

 

We hope to see you at any of the above events! Whichever event you choose to go to, we hope you have a safe and happy holiday season.

If you are holding a Warrington or Northwich based event that you would like to make us aware of please get in touch https://mosaicdigitalmedia.co.uk/contact/

 

The Phoenix That Became A Dragon For A Day!

The newest member of Team Mosaic and Director of our Northwich office, Gareth Phoenix took part in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event hosted by the Cheshire and Warrington Pledge.

The Pledge Partnership puts businesses at the centre of inspiring, informing and speaking to the next generation of potential employees in the Cheshire and Warrington area.

We sat Gareth down at our Northwich office to discuss the event in which in his own words, left him ‘feeling inspired’!

 

Which event did you attend and where was it?

The event was the Northwich NCS (National Citizen Service) Autumn cohort held at Barnton Life Church.

 

What did your role as a ‘dragon’ involve?

Listening to pitches from two groups of 15-16 year-olds, who were pitching ideas to raise funds for nominated charities. We had to give feedback and advice on how to tackle any potential issues and how best to maximise their event and funds.

The second half of the day consisted of 1-2-1 ‘interviews’ on how the course has benefitted each group member and also offering them some advice on their futures too.

Gareth from Northwich office with students 2

 

What do the students do as part of the course?

The course aims to teach skills such as team-building and individual skills that they can take into later life. This includes a short trip away where they complete different exercises in team-building, intending to break down barriers, such as fear of heights by taking on abseiling!

 

What was the highlight of the event for you?

100 %, the students! They were truly inspiring from wanting to better themselves, overcoming fears and building relationships but also their determination to help and raise awareness for some very important charities.

So impressed was ‘Mr. Northwich’ that Gareth donated to both groups chosen charity causes on behalf of Mosaic Digital Media, which all of us in Team Mo are fully in support of

If you’d like to find more about the work that The Pledge do, head to their site here: http://bit.ly/2NKPP1o

If you would like to get in touch with Gareth for any community work, Web Design or Digital Marketing enquiries, then you can reach our Northwich Office on 01606 604 612.