We are passionate members of the local community and over the past five years, we’ve had the pleasure of supporting the Bournemouth & Poole Holocaust Memorial Day Committee. Every January, the committee hosts a special commemoration, welcoming representatives from across the local area and further afield. Coming together they remember the millions killed during the Holocaust and subsequent genocides around the world.
Holocaust Memorial Day is an international day of commemoration. During the Second World War, over six million people perished in ghettos, mass-shootings, concentration camps and extermination camps. Despite these horrendous crimes, millions have since died in genocides around the world, committed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. The aim of Holocaust Memorial Day, therefore, is to keep the memories of these awful events alive, so that they are never again repeated. It also draws people’s attention to ongoing conflicts such as the Syrian Civil War and our own responsibilities to tackle hatred at home.
Locally commemorations held by the Bournemouth & Poole Holocaust Memorial Day Committee have taken place at popular local venues such as the Poole Lighthouse and the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC). Over the years, they have included talks from Holocaust survivors, their family members and international refugees. Members of the Jewish, Muslim, Romani, plus the Black, Minority Ethnic and LGBT communities are also present and lit candles to remember the countless victims of genocide.
Having built a close relationship with the organisers, including the event’s main organiser Lynda Ford-Horne, we’ve continued to contribute charitable PR services. In particular, writing and distributing event press releases utilising our contacts with the local Dorset media. This has helped to ensure the success of the event every year, as it regularly attracts up to five hundred attendees. Recognising our contributions and affirming our continued support in future years, we recently met with Lynda in Bournemouth Gardens beside the Jewish Memorial.
“We are delighted to have received charitable PR support from Darren and his team for the past five years. They’ve helped to spread awareness for our commemorative event which continues to grow and welcome hundreds of people every year. We look forward to working with them again next year!’’
Daniel Cutler, PR Account Manager at DNPR said:
“It was a pleasure to meet with Lynda and reflect over the last five years of charitable support. Paying our respects to the victims of genocide and remembering the events of the past, we will continue to raise awareness for the Bournemouth and Poole Holocaust Memorial Day Committee and their day of remembrance in the local community.”