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Every year the London Marathon attracts thousands of runners but this year saw a whopping 40,000+ people taking part, making it the biggest in the event’s 37-year history.
This fantastic annual event saw fund raisers, amateur runners and elite athletes tackle the 26.2 mile (42.2km) course, starting from Blackheath and ending at St James Park.
And amongst celebrities such as Chris Evans and Sophie Raworth was our very own Assistant Management Accountant Charlotte Shepherd!
We caught up with Charlotte after she successfully completed the course (in a very respectable 6 hours!) and asked her the following questions:
1) How are you feeling today, both physically and emotionally, now that you’ve completed the Marathon?
I think the best word that fits this question is exhausted! Muscles are hurting that I didn’t even know I had but I am still so chuffed that I took part in the London Marathon let alone finished it!
2) How does it feel to raise so much money for the Children with Cancer UK ?
The support we have received in sponsor ship has been amazing! Again a big thank you to everyone who sponsored us!! Raising the money is a challenge in itself.
3) What was the atmosphere like when you were running?
The atmosphere was one of the best things about the whole day! The crowd was amazing and really kept you going when you needed them the most! All ages cheering you on from the side lines – everyone just wants you to make the finish. It was amazing from start to finish! So many people handing out Jelly Babies I was in my element!
4) What helped motivate you to keep going for all 26.2 miles of the course?
There were a few things that kept me motivated to finish the 26.2 miles. Firstly, the amount we had raised in sponsorship for an amazing charity. And the sheer determination I had, nothing was going to stop me crossing that line. I set off to finish and that’s what I was going to do.
5) Would you do it again?
Urm….Would I do it again? I honestly don’t know? My initial feelings after finishing was no never again….But I guess you can never say never right?
We want to wish Charlotte and all the other brave Marathon runners a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS from the Danilo team! 🙂
Photo of Charlotte & partner Jack O’Connor at the finish line
We’ve a great opportunity to join our team! If you’re a junior designer with talent & character please get in touch!!
All the details of the job can be found here >> http://bit.ly/DaniloDesignerJob
From now until Midnight on Tuesday 11th April 2017, we are offering our lovely customers 10% OFF ALL our Official Greetings Cards, Gift Wrap & Gift Bags!
We have some fantastic ranges available to choose from! From Football Teams, to TV Shows, to Music Stars & Popular Films!
For all our Greetings Cards (including Sound Cards) please click here
For all our Gift Wrapping Paper and Gift Tags please click here
For all our Gift Bags please click here
For our Gift Bag & Wrap combined sets please click here
And remember to use the CODE ‘APR10′ at checkout to redeem your 10% Offer!
At Nickelodeon’s Main UK Showcase Presentation that took place yesterday in London, we were both surprised and delighted to receive a special award at the end of the event!
Presented to Licensing Director Dan Grant & Operations Director Daniel Prince, Danilo were awarded a special trophy for being Nickelodeon’s “Longstanding Partner“. Having worked alongside Nickelodeon for almost 20 years on fantastic brands such as Rugrats (in the early days), SpongeBob Squarepants, Shimmer and Shine as well as Paw Patrol, we were honoured to have received such recognition and look forward to another 20 years of partnership with this great licensing partner.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we have a great selection of Official Licensed #MothersDay Cards, Sound Cards & Gift Wrap Sets to choose from and priced from ONLY £2.00 & Free First Class UK Delivery!!
See the full range now at http://bit.ly/SeasonalCards
PLUS when you buy and Mother’s Day Card or Gift Wrap Set from Danilo.com by 23rd March 2017, you will automatically be entered into competition to #WIN a Beautiful Bouquet of Flowers and some Delicious Chocolates for your mum!!
We are offering all our lovely customers a whopping 30% OFF All our Official 2017 Calendars & Diaries at Danilo.com. These include the Most Popular TV, Film, Music, Celebrity, Football & Sports Brands PLUS FREE UK P&P!
Held at the beautiful Stationer’s Hall in London we were one again thrilled to mingle at the National Calendar Awards with friends from Calendar Club, Grange Communications, Pixel, Carousel Calendars, Avonside Publishing among others, whilst wandering through the exhibition and admiring all the 2017 nominations.
The NCA’s are a national event (we like to think the OSCAR’s of the calendar world) held annually celebrate the best calendar designs and bring together printers, designers, photographers, artists, publishers as well as the industry’s future ‘the student’.
And this year we were delighted to have received ten nominations and won FIVE awards!
- Winning Best 2017 Diary was Marvel Comics 2017 A5 Diary
- Star Trek fans will be pleased to hear that our Star Trek 50th Anniversary Calendar won the Best Illustrated title
- Our New Official Beano 2017 Calendar won Best Humour / Character Award
- Our Brand New Ladybird Books For Grown Ups 2017 Calendar (you may be familiar with the Hilarious Ladybird Book Range) won the Excellence in Production Award
- We were also thrilled that our Harry Potter Colouring In 2017 Calendar won the Best New Title award
We were also joined by TV star Nick Ferrari who did a fantastic job of hosting and presenting the awards and we thoroughly enjoyed the LBC Radio Star’s hilarious anecdotes throughout the night.
So after another great night, the Danilo team are now gearing up for showing our new 2018 range at Spring Fair at NEC, Birmingham this February.
Fingers crossed we can replicate our success at next year’s awards!
We have a new video idea and we want you to be a part of it!
We would love for you to send us your photos or short video clips of yourself, your friends or your family’s reactions to receiving any of Danilo’s Official Products – perhaps given as a Christmas gift or even a Birthday present!
So it may be receiving an Official 2017 Calendar for their favourite Music Star, a diary for their Number One Football Team or a funny Greetings Card from their preferred TV show – we would love to see their great reactions – surprise, delight, maybe amusement – we want to see them! Plus when you enter your photo or video clip, you’ll be automatically entered into our prize draw for one lucky winner to win £100!
To be a part of this exciting new video, please email your photos or short video clips, along with your name and contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org before 31st January 2017
This Friday 16th December, we’re delighted to say its National Christmas Jumper Day!
To support and raise money for #SaveTheChildren, the Danilo Team have all donned their favourite (or made their own!) Christmas jumpers to work today, and we must say we’ve seen some fun designs!
And Congratulations to Lukas from the Warehouse Team who won the Christmas Jumper Competition!!
It’s that time of year when organising everything you need to do for Chrismas can prove pretty stressful! From buying and cooking christmas dinner, to getting the decorations ready not to mention making sure everyone’s presents are sorted!
So this year, as part of our #AllWrappedUp Christmas Campaign, we asked you to submit your top tips and handy hints that you’ve found really useful when it comes to Christmas Planning.
They could be money-saving tips, time-saving tips or any recommendation that has really helped you have a better, stress-free Christmas
And now we are pleased to present some of these top tips in a fun, short video for you to enjoy!
A big thank you to everyone that entered your top tips and we hope you find these handy hints useful! 🙂
For great stocking filler gift ideas, check out our official 2017 Calendars, Diaries, Desk Calendars, Slim and Mini Calendars, Christmas Cards, Gift Wrap & Gift Bags for all your favourite Music Shows, TV Shows, Films, Games and Sports Teams.