The Lowdown

14th August '17

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The Coracle World Championships?! Whatever Floats Your Boat

Yes, that’s right. Just three months after the last event, Source are at it again; banding together and raising money for another worthy cause. This time, the event takes place on the banks of – or should we say “in” (probably!) – the River Severn. Once again, we’re delighted to be taking part in the Macmillan Coracle World Championships.

What is Coracle Racing?

Are you new to the idea of coracle racing? Essentially, the aim is to navigate yourself from one side of the River Severn to the other and back again, all whilst onboard a rather small, sometimes tough-to-steer coracle.
Taking part in the fundraising this time are Sally, Kit, Gareth, Mike, Nick and James. Whilst Sally, Gareth and Kit have seen their fair share of coracle races in the past, Mike, Nick and James are all new to the concept. However, on Friday 15th September, they’re all willing to set any apprehensions aside to brave the unpredictable River Severn and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
If you’d like to support us, please feel free to come along to the Pengwern Boat Club in Shrewsbury Quarry at 3pm on Friday 15th September to motivate us with your cheers and well wishes. Or, even better, please dig deep and donate; every penny is welcome and your donation counts, no matter how big or small.
At the Race for Life event, the ladies of Source raised a whopping £1,057.50, so please help us again by making a donation here –
It really is a fun day out and some of the fancy dress costumes are amazing! We’re delighted to be taking part again and we’re really looking forward to it. And, incidentally, the 15th September is actually Kit’s birthday – needless to say, one way or another, he’ll be going in the river for a good, old fashioned birthday dunking!

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Source Raising Money For Cancer Research UK In Race For Life

Novelty t-shirts on and running shoes at the ready, Source is uniting with thousands of women across the country for one purpose; to beat cancer!

On Sunday 11th June, Sally, Kirsty, Paula and Jem will be lacing up their trainers, getting ready to run 5K in Shrewsbury’s Race For Life. The women’s-only event has been running since 1994, where ladies across the country are sponsored to walk, jog or run the 5-kilometre course and all proceeds are given to Cancer Research UK.

Over the years, Source have been more than happy to raise money for various charities all across the UK; more recently in December 2016, we devised ’25 Days of Christmas’, our charity fun game which took place over the Advent period and raised £1,175 for local Shropshire charity, Hope House.

But this time, we’re delighted to be taking part in such a worthy, pre-established event and we’re excited to be joining other women from Shropshire and beyond to support this great cause. In fact, we love this event so much that this is our fifth time!

How can you support us?

Whether you wish to donate to the cause, come along to cheer us on, or just send us your well-wishes, your support will be gratefully received, giving us plenty of motivation to reach that finish line.

Want to come and watch? You’ll find us at the starting line just before 11am in The Quarry on Sunday 11th June – we’ll be wearing our very own black and pink Source t-shirts so we’ll be hard to miss.

Want to donate money? Whether it’s pennies or pounds, every little helps and your donation will go a long way towards battling cancer. Sally, Kirsty, Paula and Jem all have individual fundraising pages for the event – all of which are listed below – but we are fundraising collectively as Source.

Sally –

Kirsty –

Paula –

Jem –

So please dig deep and give generously to a great cause!

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31st January '17

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Charity competition a winner at Source

A leading Shropshire design agency came up with a novel idea to celebrate 25 years in business with an interactive online competition, not only raising money for a county charity but also raising awareness of their clients’ products and services. An off the wall donation from Sally Tringham (left) of Source, to Sarah Johnson, of Hope House Source of Shrewsbury...

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20th August '13

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Oxjam branding ‘rocks’ thanks to donation by local creative agency

A leading Shropshire creative agency has stepped in to help the county’s newest music festival. Shrewsbury-based Source Design has joined forces with Oxjam to create and produce the website and other promotional material for the event. Kathryn Johnson, part of a team of volunteer organisers for Oxjam, which will feature around 40 live bands performing in Shrewsbury, said that she...

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18th June '12

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MacMillan Fundraising Success!

If you're friends with us on Facebook, or received our recent email detailing the event, you'll know that Friday 15th June was the 2012 MacMillan Cancer Coracle Relay World Championship in Shrewsbury, Shropshire! Despite a lacklustre attempt by the weather, the crowds were there in their hundreds to give support to those risking the currents of the River Severn (amongst...

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13th March '12

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Macmillan Coracle Relays 2012

The annual Macmillan Coracle Relay World Championship is nearly here! On Friday 15th June, after a year's hiatus, Source will once again take to the waves... and we are raring to go! As the astute of you will have already guessed, it's all in aid of cancer research. Last time we raised £800 - this time around we're aiming to...

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31st October '11

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Our web department - Gareth and Kit - are taking part in Movember for the first time this year to help raise money for men's health charities - prostate and testicular cancer charities in particular. Movember? Huh? For the uninitiated, we have to grow a moustache over the 30 days of Movember - goatees and beards aren't allowed, it's all...

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21st June '10

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Extra ‘Coracular’ Activities…

Friday 18th June saw the Pengwern Boat Club in Shrewsbury play host to the 4th Macmillan Cancer Support Coracle Relay World Championships. Teams of four from all over the county took part in this major fund-raising event, and Source Design were no exception. Our team, led by Managing Director Sally Atkinson, battled against five other teams in our heat, and...

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27th May '10

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A Kick in the Coracles

On the 18th June 2010, four of the Source team - Sally, Gareth, Kit and Matt - will each be shunning their creative roles for the day as they take on Shrewsbury in the Macmillan Coracle Relay World Championship! Macmillan Cancer Support need no introduction - their work speaks for itself, and Source are overjoyed to have the opportunity to...

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