We love a good social event here at Clearsilver Brand Marketing and last weekend was no exception, attending dinners, exhibitions and shows. How lucky are we to be able to mix business with pleasure?
If you’re a regular at reading our blog, you’ll know that Clearsilver is passionate about both supporting charities and representing brands in the mother and baby sector. So, last weekend we combined the two. Team Clearsilver supported Variety, the children’s charity Ladies Lunch at Capri@TheVine in Wakefield; company director Louise headed off to Kind + Jugend in Cologne - the leading international trade fair for premium baby and toddler products – and I went along to Giovanna Fletcher’s Happy Mum Happy Baby live tour at City Varieties in Leeds.
Variety Ladies Lunch
Variety, the children’s charity, certainly knows how to throw a good party and at the same time, raise some serious cash for a worthy cause. Team Clearsilver hosted a table filled with clients, colleagues and friends which was complete with laughter, fun – and a few tears due to the heart-warming stories heard throughout the afternoon.
The event at Capri@TheVine had the perfect balance of showcasing what the charity provides, asking for donations through raffles, pledges and games, to a fantastic speaker in Bryony Gordon. The latter was certainly enjoyed by our table – and the rest of the room judging by the standing ovation afterwards – and we came away feeling inspired to take a little bit more care of our own mental health.
Congratulations to Variety for hosting a great event and raising over £17,000 in just a few short hours.
Happy mum, Happy baby
I took an evening off ‘mum duty’ to share an audience with several hundred other mummies at the Happy Mum Happy Baby live tour hosted by Giovanna Fletcher. The event – which saw us laughing and crying at the same time - brought together some of the most renowned mummy influencers including Georgia Jones, Gemma Atkinson, Zoe Hardman, Megan Rose Lane and Natalie Lee aka Style Me Sunday.
Talking about all thing’s motherhood – from post-birth recovery, breastfeeding and loneliness to body confidence, friends and relationships – it was great to see the audience engaging and nodding in agreement to the highs and lows of what it means to be a mum. High five to all the panellists for discussing their personal experiences so candidly to normalise the (often) taboo subjects of motherhood.
The goody bags for the event were a really nice touch and contained samples of some fantastic brands including Childs Farm (a huge personal favourite) and Hippeas (not included in the pic as I’d eaten them – ooops!) Also included were two brands we’ll be taking a closer look at – Aqua Wipes, which are biodegradable, plastic-free and 99.6% water – and little freddie baby and toddler food.
If you’re a new mum, mum of four, mummy-to-be or just want a good girly night out, I’d really recommend attending one of the remaining dates of Happy Mum Happy Baby.