Have you heard of Big Moose?
Get ready for a great story that is all about making a difference and setting big hairy audacious goals!
A client of ours at Vectos told us about Jeff Smith and the Big Moose charity to see if we could help in any way. 10 minutes on the phone with one of the most inspiring people we’d ever spoken to about a brilliant cause and we were keen to do what we could, and that started with spreading the word.
Big Moose is a mental health charity aiming to raise £1 million to enable easier access to mental health services for everyone, anywhere.
The idea, in the charity’s founder, Jeff Smith’s, own words: “During lockdown 2020 we were discussing the future of bigmoose and how we wanted to impact the world. During this time, we were providing therapy for lots of people and had been told by five people that without our intervention they would have ended their lives. Due to early and impactful intervention 5 people were still alive. 5 families weren’t grieving and the world still had these amazing humans in it. We could not get this thought out of our heads. Unfortunately we were hearing more and more of people struggling and lives being lost. We recognised that people needed help, now more than ever.”
Making a difference is all about everyone doing something, however small. So, we got in touch with our network and engaged with the groups we’re part of, like the PR consultancy group, PRogress, and YEP, the UK’s largest networking group for young people in real estate.
The chair of PRogress pledged to raise £10,000 with his son doing the Three Peaks Challenge, and has raised over £13,000! Jeff is an amazing inspirational speaker and is happy to speak for a donation – that is exactly what he did at the PRogress November session.
Our MD, also a director at YEP, had an idea to do a big charity event. Bringing together the four leading networking groups for young professionals in the real estate sector, a sell-out ‘next gen’ networking event at the Postal Museum in London on 13 October raised just under £10,000 for three charities, one of which was Big Moose.
Jeff said: “bigmoose were invited to the amazing event held at the coolest space at the postal museum in London, and loved every minute! Everyone involved made us feel at ease, and gave us the opportunity to tell our story to 300 people who had helped raise much-needed funds for us and the other two awesome charities involved on the night. The exposure and the amount raised will help many people receive life changing mental health therapy, and for this everyone at bigmoose thanks you.”
We’re just getting started. There’s more to be done and all ideas are good ones.
In the meantime, if you can part with a few pennies, Big Moose would be hugely grateful, as would we.