A media firm is to launch a £10,000 charity giveaway as part of a landmark celebration.
And the massive project will support the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign – a cause close to 2am Media’s managing director Pete Stubbs’ heart as his brother suffers from the condition.
Businesses or people hoping to start their own companies are invited to apply for the 10for10 initiative to celebrate the firm’s 10th anniversary and be in with a chance of winning £10,000 worth of services from the company.
If they are successful they will receive marketing expertise from Wesham firm, with printing from Hesketh Press in Fleetwood and photography by Sean Conboy.
Entrants must pay £10 to enter, all of which will be donated to the charity campaign.
Mr Stubbs’ brother, Kevin Mooney, was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when he was six years old.
Mr Stubbs said: “It affects Kevin on a daily basis.
“He grew up like any normal child, playing football and doing normal things other kids were doing. But he started to get really weak at school, and I used to give him piggy backs on the way home.
“He started falling over and he was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy.”
Over the years, Kevin, 32, became more and more dependent on his wheelchair.
“His muscles have just wasted away,” added Mr Stubbs.
“He gets by, and he never moans.”
2am Media is hoping for around 1,000 entries into 10for10, which is being backed Blackpool actress Jodie Prenger, to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, which researches the condition.
“We genuinely do want to help local businesses grow, while supporting a very good cause that’s close to my heart,” said Mr Stubbs.
“Jodie Prenger has very kindly agreed to support us in what we are doing, and we are very grateful.
“We wanted to do something to celebrate what we’ve done over the past 10 years. We’ve been through a recession and we’re pretty proud to still be here. We wanted to say thank you to the businesses who are keeping us here and working, while giving something back to the business community.”
Businesses have until the end of the year to put their applications in, and 20 will be selected at random to be considered by a panel of judges. Visit www.2ammedia.co.uk.