Sue Brand and Pete Styles met with Will Long from Out of Hand in February 2012 and since then the relationship has become a fruitful one. Not only do Out of Hand give us huge discount, they print our awareness cards almost for FREE and distribute our materials to universities that they supply in the South West. They also help us to keep our design and branding fresh and strong.
Recently, Out of Hand helped us to design our generic medical information leaflets for patients throughout the South West of England. Again, helping to keep our images strong and appealing for our age group, the leaflets are clear and informative. We have had feedback from men Plymouth and Exeter that the packs are so helpful.
We are very lucky to have the support of the Aztec Hotel & Spa.
The staff have been instrumental in providing the venue for the Survivorship Toolkit days and Personal Development Weekends at such a great price. Thanks to the hotel, attendees of the sessions have full use of the facilities have use of the facilities, which help to make it a truly special experience.
As we don’t have our own office space, Aztec Hotel & Spa also allow us to hold our team meetings there for free. This generosity is very much appreciated, thank you.
Dan Speich from the Graphic Mill was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer and approached us to see if there was any way in which he could help. As we always try to keep our costs down, we are particularly grateful for Dan’s support and his briliant design skills!
Dan says: “The Graphic Mill supports It’s in the Bag as they wanted to support a local charity in a way that they felt could make a real difference. As a small local business the team wanted to support a charity with a similar ethos and a light hearted approach. It’s in the bag seemed the obvious choice as a member of the team had been diagnosed with TC in 2014 and received support from the charity throughout his treatment and recovery. The Graphic Mill provides It’s in the Bag with banners and portable displays for fundraising and awareness events as well as providing support with graphic production and design.”
Jellibaby have been instrumental in designing our new stationary, Spooky Ball images and fundraising kit. Working with Jacquie Dean has been a joy and she has helped us to explore different design options and kept costs to a minimum.
Thank you Jellibaby for your continue support of It’s in the Bag.
It’s in the Bag have two store rooms, one for all our equipment and one for our merchandise. These store rooms are at Big Yellow Self-Storage Company in Bristol Ashton Gate. Lee and his team give us huge discounts and sometimes weeks entirely FREE!
Big Yellow is the UK’s favourite self-storage company and provide a range of secure storage rooms for homes and businesses which can be accessed seven days a week. Big Yellow have provided us with free storage space, allowing us a safe working environment to collect, store and sort through all our merchandise, awareness materials and event equipment.
Thank you Big Yellow.
Chris has supported It’s in the Bag since 2010, when we asked him to take photographs at the first Testicular Ball. Since then he has been our official photographer for The Testicular Ball, Splosh for Dosh, The Wrecking Ball, Grillstock and many other events. Chris is fantastic at capturing our images in just the sort of style that we like them. Thank you, Chris
We first met Dogs and Demons when they wanted to organise a fundraising musical event called The Wrecking Ball. Staged at the famous Tunnels in Bristol, this event was an overnight success supported by Gareth Chilcott and Downsy from Sam FM. They went on to complete 3 Wrecking Balls, played at the Spooky Testicular Ball and event took their clothes off for the IITB Calendar.
Thank you Matt, Al, Malc, Phill and Mark (who has now left the band)
Western Power Distribution is responsible for the distribution of electricity across the Midlands, South West and South Wales, where they employ more than 6,500 staff, of which 85% are men.
They supported our 300 mile ‘Le Tour de Balls’ fundraiser by paying for all of the cyclists shirts and gillets and recently supported The (one and only) Testical Festival by paying for all of the wristbands.
We are very lucky to have them as our supporters.
Anthony Ball first supported us in 2012 with our very first calendar and then again with a huge road trip during Le Tour de Balls. Whilst he is a very busy guy, he aims to help us where he can. Thank you, Tony, for your hard work and commitment to It’s in the Bag.
Nigel Glasgow approached us as Area Chairman of Round Table in this area as he had recently completed treatment for Testicular Cancer. They have already donated funds to IITB and also allowed us to do awareness stands at their annual firework’s display. They have also supported our transport and we were considering buying a trailer, but we have decided not to do this and to finance our van hire for 5 years.
Thank you Round Table for your support.
Our relationship with Sam started when DJ Ian ‘Downsy’ Downs helped to publicise The Wrecking Ball and from there it has gone from strength to strength. With their special brand of humour, very much in line with It’s in the Bag’s audience, Sam FM help publicise our events. Thank you SAM FM for continuing to support us and also thanks to Downsy for being our patron.
In 2012, Bristol-based independent business consultancy Jelf chose It’s in the Bag as the charity of its ‘Next Generation’ programme (a management training scheme which develops future Jelf leaders). This led to a one-year-partnership, with some fun and unforgettable moments for the Jelf staff. An impressive £17,500 was also raised in the process.
Bristol Beer Factory contacted It’s in the Bag in November 2014 to ask if we would like to be their Charity of the Year and of course we said yes! Sue met with Simon Barlett co founder and MD, to see what they had planned for the year. The first event, a fashion show with a difference to launch their new t-shirts at Steak of the Art in May 2015, kickstarted the relationship.
Simon says: “IITB are just the type of charity we were hoping to support as they appeal to our audience, young men, and they are locally based in Bristol and support the South West of England.”
Sue says: “I am overwhelmed that the Bristol Beer Factory have decided to support It’s in the Bag this year and we look forward to working with them, especially the forthcoming t-shirt launch and Factobefest in September. It was great to see a team at our Bowling Fundraiser, not sure about the scores but all looked like they had a great time.”