Altrincham marketing firm completes 10 charity challenges and raises £1,700 for Stroke Association

By David Prior at

Altrincham marketing agency Sunny Thinking has raised over £1,700 for the Stroke Association after taking part in 10 charity challenges throughout 2018 to mark its 10th birthday.

Each year, the team donate time and a percentage of profits to a chosen charity and for 2018 Sunny Thinking chose the Stroke Association.

Jonathan Reed, managing director of the agency, has witnessed first-hand the devastation the condition can cause after his sister-in-law suffered a severe stroke at the age of 41.

“It’s a cause very close to my heart and one that we were eager to support,” he said.

(from left) Siân Thomas from the Stroke Association with Sunny Thinking’s Jonathan Reed, Danielle Knibb, Clare Carroll, Rebecca Murray, Rachael Cooper, Rebecca Owen and Helen Gilbertson

“To coincide with our 10th birthday we decided to do 10 different events and activities. As a team, we’ve done everything from a sponsored silence and bake-off to slightly more challenging things, like Tough Mudder and the Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride.

“We’ve climbed Snowdon and even got the kids up Kinder Scout. The one I’m most proud of is doing the Leicester half marathon with my mum, who is 75 years old and a bit of a speed demon. The original target was £1,000 so we’re delighted to have smashed that.”

Sunny Thinking, based on Grafton Street, provides advertising, branding, design and marketing services to clients including the NHS, GreaterSport, Manchester Metropolitan University and Lancashire Wildlife Trust.