Horizonworks give back to charity this Christmas


13th December 2016

‘Tis the season to be jolly and Christmas spirit is in full swing here at Horizonworks HQ – so to celebrate, we’re launching our first festive competition!

The Christmas carols are playing, the tree is decorated, and our team have started the week looking a little different…

This year we’ve decided to donate the money we would normally spend on festive cards to a chosen charity. Each of the team have nominated a charity of their choice, put on their best costume and now it’s up to you to decide who your favourite festive character is.

Click here and vote to give your favourite Christmas character the best chance of winning £250 for their chosen charity!

Voting is open to anyone, so feel free to encourage your friends and family to get involved.

The winner will be announced 12pm on Thursday 22 December 2016!

Hi I’m Samantha, the owner and Managing Director at Horizonworks. I am Mrs Claus of course, who else would I be? Mrs Claus is the brains behind Santa’s workshop and is the back-seat driver on the sleigh. He might be called Father Christmas but it’s Mother Christmas that rules the roost, really! I have chosen Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care in Gosforth. They offer staffed custom-made vehicles to transport outpatients, free of charge, to and from hospital who are undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy cancer treatment. A great cause that has made the hospital journey for a lot of cancer patients more comfortable!





I’m the smallest member of the team, Brandi. Mammy thinks she is the boss, but I am really! This is my first Christmas and I have been a very good pup so hopefully Santa will bring me: Socks to suck, Baubles to bite, a rug to rip, a ball to play with and and a turkey to chase! If I win, I’d like to donate my money to my friends at the RSPCA. Did you know that every day there are five convictions for animal cruelty? Share some Christmas love and support the campaign #LoveAnimals. I am the luckiest pup for having such lovely parents  – vote for me so that rescued animals can find new homes and loving owners this Winter too.




Hi! I am Antonia and I am Client Marketing Manager at Horizonworks.I have chosen to dress up as the Snow Queen as it is one of my favourite childhood Christmas movies, and I like to think it suits my cool demeanour. I would like to donate the money to Wansbeck Palliative Care Unit, via Bright Northumbria. This year they provided my grandad with an exceptional level of care and comfort in his final months, which made all the difference not only to him but to our family. This money could ease the pain of other families which to me is the greatest gift I can give this Christmas.





Hi I’m Brian, I’m a Designer at Horizonworks and work as part of the design team to deliver creative projects for clients. I decided to dress up as Santa Claus today because I thought it would be the best choice of costume with having a beard! If I were to win this competition I would donate the money to the RSPCA – The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. This charity means a lot to me as I’m a big animal lover and have had pets all my life, including two cats which live with my parents.






Hi, I’m Caroline and I’m Market Research and Strategy Coordinator at Horizonworks. I work on developing marketing strategies and conducting market research projects for our clients at Horizonworks. I chose to dress up as a reindeer today simply because they are my favourite festive characters! If I won this competition, I would donate the money to The People’s Kitchen in Newcastle. The work that volunteers provide over the festive people is invaluable and makes a massive difference to the lives of local homeless people, both during the festive period and beyond.





Hi I’m Dan and I’m a Marketing Executive at Horizonworks. My role consists of assisting the digital co-ordinator in the delivery of the digital services. I have chosen to dress up as an elf today as it’s one of my favourite Christmas movies. If I was to win this competition I would like the money to go to Dementia UK. The charity provides admiral nurses who work with families helping them cope with the fear, uncertainty, and difficult everyday reality of dementia. Dementia has affected my family, and I wish we had the support that Dementia UK offers, so that’s why if I win, I want the money to go to them.





Hi I’m Emma and I’m Business and Finance Manager at Horizonworks, which means I am responsible for all matters relating to finance, operations and HR. My retro outfit was inspired by my children’s nativity plays, and is for all of you old enough to remember when you couldn’t pick up the costume along with the weekly shop! If I were to win this competition, I would donate the money to Epilepsy Action – a brilliant charity which has provided us with masses of information and support following our daughter’s diagnosis with Epilepsy earlier this year.





Hi, I’m Laura and I’m Digital Marketing Coordinator at Horizonworks. My role involves leading on all digital projects within the company. As part of a team effort I have come as ‘an elf on the shelf’… a great excuse to cause some mischief in the office! I have chosen to nominate The Lewy Body Society as my chosen charity – affecting at least 5% of people aged 85+, this great charity helps to raise awareness and research to help find a cure for this age-related neurodegenerative dementia. Having recently had a family member diagnosed with Lewy Bodies Dementia, I feel strongly about supporting this charity.





Hi I’m Millie and I’m Marketing Executive at Horizonworks. My role involves delivering a range of marketing activities for Horizonworks, whilst also providing support in the delivery of marketing and PR projects for clients. I have chosen to dress up as a reindeer today because Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is my favourite Christmas tune! If I were to win this competition, I would donate the money to YoungMinds – a charity that is devoted to improving the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. This charity is very near to my heart after I sadly lost a close friend to mental health.





Hi I’m Rachel and I am the Creative Director at Horizonworks. My role involves overseeing all the creative work for our clients, such as brand development or providing digital solutions. This year, the Creative and Digital team decided to join forces – we’ve combined our colourful personalities with our colourful workload to dress up as Santa and his elves. If I am chosen, I would like to donate the prize to Marie Curie to help top up the Margaret Hunter (a dear friend) remembrance fund.






I’m Richard, Account Director at Horizonworks – I lead on the delivery of our clients’ marketing strategies and oversee our team of client marketing managers. I’m a Christmas cracker today. Why? Because I’m always full of surprises! If I win our competition, I’ll be donating the money to Marie Curie Cancer Care, which has a hospice in Elswick, Newcastle. It’s a charity close to my family’s heart and makes a huge difference to people living with terminal illnesses.






Hi, I’m Vanessa and I’m Client Marketing Manager at Horizonworks. I chose to be Mrs Claus today because Santa needed help looking after all the mischievous elves in the Creative and Design team! If I win the competition, I will donate the money to Escape Intervention Services – a charity dedicated to promoting the emotional, social, educational and vocational competence of children and young people, by offering a range of therapeutic interventions including counselling, advice, guidance and support, to enable them to reach their potential and remove the barriers to personal success.



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