PR workers' silence to help others find their voice
- Credit: Plain Speaking PR
"PR is all about communication," as Pippa Lain-Smith says – but for a couple of days this week she and a colleague have gone without their greatest asset.
Mrs Lain-Smith is the managing director of Plain Speaking PR, based across Norfolk and Suffolk.
She spent all of Tuesday completely silent, while senior account director Hannah Freeman took on the challenge on Thursday to raise money for Norfolk and Waveney Mind.
The challenge is one of 15 ways the firm is hoping to make a difference to mark its 15th year.
Mrs Lain-Smith said: "We decided to take part in the Norfolk and Waveney Mind sponsored silence because ensuring people have access to mental health support is an issue very close to our hearts.
"Without charities such as Mind, so many people would have to live with a truly unbearable amount of anxiety, fear, depression and unhappiness. That's simply not on."
The pair have so fair raised £1,200, surpassing their initial £1,000 target.
- 1 Murder inquiry as teenage woman dies after car crash in Norfolk village
- 2 Man in 30s dead, two arrested on suspicion of murder in Norfolk town
- 3 Man in 50s dies after medical incident in field
- 4 'Heartbroken' pet owner thanks community after missing dog found dead
- 5 Two recycling centres to be closed - and replaced with new £4m tips
- 6 How Covid restrictions will change in England this week
- 7 Devastated family wrongly told prisoner hanged himself weeks before release
- 8 Vicar’s astonishing outburst against the Bishop in town's long-running row
- 9 Wrestler sheds five stone in one last bid to chase his American dream
- 10 Customers travelling across Norfolk to try pub's 'afternoon sea'