Fat Media is proud to be based in the city of Lancaster. It is a fantastic place to live and work with an excellent pool of young talent that has helped us to grow and prosper.
We believe it's our duty to reinvest in our community and, in particular, the next generation of young people.
With that in mind we’re keen to play our part in the local and regional community, contributing positively and actively wherever we can.
We’re proud of the positive impact we have as a significant employer and also in the way we help other local businesses flourish and develop, thanks to our web development, digital marketing and graphic design projects.
Fat Media also actively supports many community initiatives and causes as a company - and many of our employees are involved, either in an individual capacity or with help from work colleagues, in charity fundraising projects.
We formally support the work of Lancashire Association of Boys and Girls Clubs by delivering and maintaining its website as well as offering support with design and print of promotional and information materials.
Fat Media has also provided a website for young people to apply for funding from the George Fox School Educational Charity which gives financial assistance to support people under 25 through education.
We are also the main shirt sponsor for local football team, FC Britannia – who made us very proud during the 2014/15 season by winning the North Lancashire and District League cup!
Fat Media also has a designated work experience scheme and works with Dallam High School in Milnthorpe, Cumbria and Heysham High School in Heysham, Lancashire to provide a valuable, informative and exciting work placement experience for local young people. We believe in our young talent and we are delighted to have many home grown experts here at Fattie HQ.
Trinity Hospice – Charity of the year 2015
In late 2014 we lost a very special colleague, Kieran Gorman, after his battle with illness. Trinity Hospice in Blackpool offered incredible support to Kieran and his family and it is the wishes of all our team here at Fat Media that in honour of Kieran we offer our fundraising and professional services to help make a difference. Therefore, we are delighted to have chosen Trinity Hospice as our charity of the year for 2015.
Our contribution to the area’s business and leisure community has included sponsorship of the Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards, Lancaster Beer Festival and several matches at Morecambe FC’s Globe Arena.
Fat Media also has a designated work experience scheme and works with Dallam High School in Milnthorpe, Cumbria and Heysham High School in Heysham, Lancashire to provide a valuable, informative and exciting work placement experience for local young people.
International Support – The Kunde Hospital
Fat Media have pledged £15,000 over the next five years to the unique Kunde Hospital, Nepal, which will fund and expand a Mid-Wife Program in the Solu-Khumbu area.
The hospital was founded by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1966 and is situated 3,840 metres above sea level in the shadows of Mount Everest; serving 8,000 local people. The village of Kunde is incredibly isolated, a hard 6-day (125 km) walk to the nearest road or a 10-hour walk (20 km) to a hillside airstrip.
David Durnford, Fat Media CEO explains why he chose to support the foundation through Fat Media:
"The work of the Kunde Hospital and the vital service it supplies to the local people is an incredibly achievement in itself - it is effectively a hospital on top of the world! We wanted to support something different and this project demonstrates continued innovation, dated back incredibly to 1966. The hospital is now run completely by local people and with extra donations from supporters like ourselves, new projects such as the Mid Wife Program can be realised.”
Individual Fat Media Directors and employees have also offered help to, and organised fundraising events for, TackleAfrica, Zoe’s Place Children’s Hospices, Sport Relief, YMCA Lancaster, CancerCare and the Marsh Community Centre to name just a few.
We also have some keen bikers here at Fat Media and we have taken part in many charity bike rides; most recently, a team entry in the Manchester to Blackpool 60k for national charity, Dementia UK.