In the Spotlight – The Andrew Grene Foundation Posted by: by Andrew Pocock We’re holding our fifth annual charity competition this year where charities can win £300 to use on the site. Whether they need to promote their cause, fundraise, or would simply like to update their display equipment, we’re excited to help make it happen. With the competition well under way, we thought it would be a good idea to see how other charities and organisations use display equipment to raise awareness. First up is the Andrew Grene foundation. Set up and named after Andrew Grene who passed away in the Haitian earthquake of 2010, the AGF is a charity with a vision to see “quality education and economic opportunity… broadly available across Haiti”. Their mission? To give the people of Haiti the resources they need to develop themselves through education and microfinance. Fundraising is the main objective of this charity and so publicising their vision and mission is important. We had a quick chat with the AGF’s director of fundraising, Jane Holden, to find out what equipment the AGF uses… What type of fundraisers do you hold and what equipment do you use for them? We hold cycling fundraisers in Ireland and use a mixture of banners, roller banner stands and flags. For our golf days we use A-frame displays and flags. We also used a fabric pop up display for the launch of our film premiere last year. Simon, Michael and Mike rode from London to Paris in three days to raise money and awareness of the AGF. From all of the equipment you use, what do you think works particularly well? Flags work really well and are easy to take abroad. For local events, pop up banners are ideal as they come in a carry case. A-frames are also nice and work very well with our fundraising efforts. What events will you be attending over the next few months? We have the Rutland Half Marathon coming up in September and a Curry and Quiz night! A small charity, the AGF is based in the UK and has an office in New York as well as many supporters in Ireland. The charity also uses a range of equipment to stand out and make their cause known. To keep up with what they’re doing, join them on Facebook and Twitter.