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Mosaic says ‘Thank you’ 21 times

by Gemma Rawlinson
Steve Mannix and Karen Ainley Mercury Theatre

Mosaic is celebrating its 21st anniversary!

To mark the occasion we are giving back to the local community in 21 different ways.

We will be offering mentoring, work experience, sponsorship, consultancy and free marketing support to 21 organisations and individuals across the year – starting with the Mercury Theatre.

Founded in 2000 by three former BBC journalists with a commitment to supporting the local community, Mosaic has been a long-standing supporter of the Mercury and has become a Limelight partner, providing £1,000 in sponsorship which includes adopting a seat in the theatre’s new auditorium.

Mosaic CEO Karen Ainley, said: “Supporting the Colchester community has always been a part of Mosaic’s ethos and vision and our support for culture, heritage and the arts reflects the vital role they play in the continuing cohesion of our borough.”

Mercury CEO Steve Mannix said: “The Mercury is very proud of the support we receive from Colchester’s business community and truly appreciates the years of ongoing support from Mosaic. It is such an exciting and pivotal year for us as we have reopened our beautifully refurbished building, and are now welcoming people back through the doors.

“Arts and culture play a vital role in our society and we could not continue to deliver critically acclaimed theatre and engaging participation activities to our town without the help of local businesses.”

Karen, who is a former Gazette, BBC Essex and BBC Look East reporter, is a former President of North Essex Chamber of Commerce and is a Colchester Ambassador. She is a regular guest speaker for many organisations and gives her time freely to charities. As part of the mosaic@21 initiative, she recently gave an online talk to the Rotary Club of Colchester Forum, where she spoke about the history of the World Wide Web and its impact on all our lives.

Harvey Faerestrand, Vice-President of The Rotary Club of Colchester Forum, said: “It was a really informative and entertaining talk and we loved listening to Karen’s insight and expertise. Rotary’s motto is Service Above Self and it is so good to find a like-minded business willing to devote time to supporting the community.”

Over the years, Mosaic’s team has undertaken fund-raising for many local charities, including St Helena Hospice, the Rob George Foundation, Age Concern and the local branch of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

As part of the mosaic@21 initiative, we are inviting applications from local start-ups in the green sector, supporting environmental issues, who would like a few hours free support, from writing a press release to creating a logo or providing marketing advice or training.

Please email Gemma to apply to be part of mosaic@21.

by Gemma Rawlinson

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