GEL Studios and Swindon Hub team up to raise over £8,000 this winter

By Jessica Durston - 25 January 2023

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  • Photo credit - Gel Studios

    Photo credit - Gel Studios

Last November, the Swindon Hub partnered with full-service creative agency, GEL Studios to help them run the Heat the Hub campaign which raised £8,245.

Swindon Hub is a safe and accessible space for the community to meet, work, play, discuss, learn and share resources. 

It can be found next to Wilkos in the Parade in the town centre. 

The Heat the Hub campaign aims to provide a warm and safe space for the local community to gather over the winter when many are facing increasing fuel bills. 

All donations made as part of the fundraising campaign would be used to cover the cost of gas and electricity over the winter months. 

The GEL Studios team offered to help Swindon Hub by providing them with graphic design and marketing materials in the form of flyers, marketing advice, press releases and photography.

Graeme Leighfield, Managing Director of GEL Studios said: “At GEL Studios, we're all about making a positive impact on the community, and helping others is at the heart of everything we do.

“We’re so humbled to have been able to support this incredibly important campaign which perfectly suits our vision: inspiring change through creativity”.

The month-long campaign raised over £8000.

This additional funding meant Swindon Hub was able to provide soup to the neediest within the Swindon community. 

Donations can still be made to the Hub when popping into its unit in the Parade. 

Claire Quant, Volunteer and Member of the Board of Trustees at Swindon Hub said: “The team at Swindon Hub is thrilled about this long-standing partnership with GEL Studios.

“Run completely by volunteers, Swindon Hub hopes to reach more people in the community who need safe spaces to socialise, network and participate in activities.

“Swindon Hub is all about making a difference in our community and we feel this campaign has helped us maintain the success of Swindon Hub. All money raised contributed towards our efforts to keep the lights and heating on over the winter”.

More details about the collaboration can be found at: https://www.gelstudios.co.uk/blog/swindon-hub-project/

More information about Swindon Hub can be found on its website at: https://swindonhub.org.uk/

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