A Leicester based magazine for families of children and young people with cancer has won a top business award after just five issues.
Contact, published by the United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group (UKCCSG) based at the University of Leicester and produced by Barkers Trident Communications scooped the top prize of best newsletter under 6 issues per year at the Midlands region awards of the British Association of Communicators in Business.
Accepting the award from TV presenter Nick Owen, was editor Rene Marston. Said Rene: "This is a fantastic achievement and is due to a real team effort. Thanks must go especially to Barkers Trident for the excellent design work, to The Lisa Thaxter Trust for their financial support, to the Editorial Board and magazine link people who distribute Contact in hospitals and of course to our readers.
"Contact is clearly meeting the needs of families affected by childhood cancer by providing them with reliable information and a range of contacts so helping to reduce the sense of isolation they often feel. The feedback from our readers has been extremely positive and in 12 months we've managed to move from an 8-page black and white magazine to 12 pages in full colour."
Contact is a free, quarterly, national magazine which is distributed in hospitals throughout the UK and via a mailing list. It can also be viewed on the web at www.ukccsg.org/contact_magazine.htm
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