Seeing our charities’ amazing work first-hand

Our 2019 product range has officially launched (as we might have mentioned once or twice!) – and now that the calendars are safely on shelves and we’ve recovered from our action-packed launch event, we’ve had chance to reflect on the causes our products will help.

This month we were lucky enough to be invited to a number of events run by our wonderful charities, which allowed us to see their amazing work first-hand. At Team AoC we’re here to support and raise awareness for these brilliant charities – but they are the real superheroes, transforming lives every day....

‘Creating Order from Chaos’ – An Audience with the London’s Air Ambulance Trauma Team

This fantastic and inspiring event highlighted the importance of the work London’s Air Ambulance do. We heard from a number of brilliant speakers, including Chief Pilot Captain Neil Jeffers, who explained how the teams work under pressure around the clock to save lives in London. No day is the same for these amazing teams!
Sadly we don’t have any photos of the event as photography isn’t allowed in the Bank of England – but we had a brilliant time, and loved speaking to the consultants and paramedics in attendance.
A Lonodn air ambulance helicopter flying over tower bridge

Made by Dyslexia Global Summit 2019

We were incredibly grateful to be invited to the Made by Dyslexia Global Summit 2019 at the Science Museum. It was an honour to hear from a panel of incredible people, including astronauts, space scientists, entrepreneurs, inventors and Dyslexic game-changers like Sir Richard Branson and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice – all made by Dyslexia!

The panel also discussed ways to inform and shape the future of dyslexia in education and employment – with the goal of empowering dyslexic game-changers of the future!

30 years of Farms for City Children

Later that week, we also took a little trip to Pembrokeshire to celebrate 30 years of Farms for City Children. To mark the event, patron of the charity HRH The Princess Royal officially opened their brand-new creative classroom, and we had a very special reading from Sir Michael Morpurgo!
We even got to get mucky ourselves, with a tour of the farm featuring lots of furry and feathered friends, as well as meeting a few of their amazing fellow-supporters (who you might recognise…)! We also joined children from a visiting primary school, as they fed the rare-breed piglets, worked with the farm’s donkeys and planted seeds.
advent of change founder kristina and joanna lumley donkeys at the farms for city children visit
farms for city children event - advent of change founder Kristina stroking a goat Princess Anne opening the new classroom
This year, we're proud to support 72 amazing charities, and you can meet more of these brilliant causes and find out about the work they do on our charity page
You can also support up to 24 different charities at a time with our 2019 product range - aiming to raise £250,000 this Christmas!