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All you have to do is tell me your problems and Iíll try to help (19 Nov 08)


I recently sent out an example of a letter that people could use to encourage young people to attend an event.

If you missed it click here to see it. If you find it useful (or if somethingís missing) please let me know.

I put a lot into it. First, I got Andy Cave of Helena Housing to put together a brief for me. Click here This was to make sure I was putting myself in his and your shoes and working with real problems.

Andy has been flat out recently and as you can see the poor fellow is worn out, because his wife is about to have their second baby and he has been trying to clear the decks before things get really busy. So I did appreciate the time he gave me.

But the idea for the letter first came from Tracy Reid, a Community Development Officer at Wandle Housing Association. I have known Tracey for a few years and I met up with her again at one of our courses earlier in the year.

Tracy told me one of their biggest problems was how to market events to young people.

Iíve worked with Tracy before and was keen to help her, so I said I would help if I could. Then when Andy Cave told us he had been writing some publicity material for young people to attend an environment event I grabbed the opportunity to see if I could help Andy and Tracy.

So if like Tracy you have a problem you want to tackle but donít know how to go about it please do let me know.

It might be a new course you want or perhaps simply an article on a topic you are struggling with.

I canít guarantee to solve all your problems but you never know, and I do give things my best shot once I get into it.

You would be simply amazed at how many new courses we have developed after hearing from you and your colleagues.

You can email me at rod@rodlaird.co.uk or I am as close as your phone on 01494 877 304.

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