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Gillian Nuttall (PR & Marketing Manager)Happy New Year. Twenty ten…. what are you going to call it? Two thousand and ten or, twenty ten?

I personally, am going with two thousand and ten, simply because it sounds less like a boy band than “2010”.


Just before Christmas I attended a networking lunch in Liverpool with a few of my colleagues from Ralli and some clients. As well as a networking event, the organiser, Chris Shirling-Rooke treats the events as an opportunity to do some fund raising for a couple of his chosen charities,  Help for Heroes and Factor 50.

The Christmas lunch was the turn of Factor 50. Being the only woman in a room of over 50 men, all rugby and football men I might add, I had the pleasure in addressing them all about Factor 50……  I thought it only right that I stand up and tell a couple of jokes.So thanks to Stuart Page for providing them for me!


Just prior to this lunch our managing partner, Martin Coyne had lost one of his old friends, Steve Kay, to malignant melanoma.  We have been in contact with Steve’s family and they are fundraising for Factor 50.  As most of you know Ralli are sponsors of Sale Sharks and we auctioned a table at the luncheon, the proceeds of which will be donated to Factor 50 in memory of Steve Kay.  We also raffled a couple of prizes and all told, the amount raised was just over £2,000. Much appreciated.


Several staff here at Ralli came to speak to me regarding Christmas cards and making donations to Factor 50 instead.  Several staff made very generous donations to Factor 50 and again your generosity is much appreciated and gratefully received.  Thank you so much.