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
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.
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!
This short video shows how the Danilo Team reconstructed on a huge scale, a section of the first ever official Elvis Presley Calendar Cover that Danilo published in 1979.
Using over 1000 of our Official Licensed Calendars, Diaries and Greetings Cards, this video is a fun way of conveying our passion for publishing, as well paying tribute to Elvis the King himself as our inspiration for creating the company all those years ago!
Great News for Beliebers! Not only is Justin’s Official Greeting Card & Wrap Range in stock but we also have his NEW 2017 Calendars & Diary available to PREORDER NOW
*PLUS we’re giving you an Exclusive “One Time” Offer:
Just use Code JUSTINOFFER at checkout by 1st Sept 2016
AND here are some of Justin’s bestselling cards and giftwrap to date:
These official Justin Bieber Cards include ages 13,16,18,21, daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, as well as fold out cards, blank cards and general birthday cards. Priced £2 – £2.50 PLUS FREE UK DELIVERY (worldwide delivery also available)
This official 2 sheet 2 tag wrapping paper set is only £2.50 plus the official medium sized gift bag is £3!!
Between now and 12pm on Wednesday 15th June, tell us why your dad deserves to be King for a day this Father’s Day & you could win a Father’s Day Bundle AND a 3 Course Meal Fit for a King!
You can enter by commenting on our Facebook Competition Post or on Twitter @CalendarsUK using #MYDADISKING.
The winner will then be chosen and announced on Facebook and Twitter the afternoon of Wednesday 15th June so that the Prize Bundle can arrive before Father’s Day 🙂
See all Terms & Conditions at http://bit.ly/FDayTerms
The Beano is Britain’s longest running children’s comic and has entertained children of all ages since 1938. Over 75 years on, it’s STILL jumping with jokes, loaded with laughs and packed with pranks!
We are delighted to launch this brand new official Beano greetings card range which offers a mixture of classic and new designs and features renowned characters such as Dennis the Menace and doggy companion Gnasher.
We have a selection of age, relation and general birthday cards to choose from and priced from only £2.00! Plus we include Fast and Free UK Delivery in the price! Worldwide delivery is also available.
So why not have a little browse now and treat the Beano fan in your life to a Smashing Birthday Card!
Celebrate this Christmas with you favourite Celebrities and Music Stars when you take part in Danilo’s #MakeADate Campaign.
From 7th to 17th December 2015, Danilo are offering you a variety of different Festive Activities on our Facebook and Twitter pages…Including Competitions to WIN Official 2016 Calendars that have been SIGNED by different artists PLUS additional Fun facts, Polls, and much more on your favourite Celebs.
From 7th to 10th December, our Current Campaign is MAKE A DATE THIS CHRISTMAS WITH 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER. Enter our Competition now and enjoy fun facts you might not know about them all on our Facebook and Twitter Pages!
View the Official 5 Seconds of Summer 2016 Calendars and Greetings Cards here >> http://bit.ly/5SOSGifts 🙂
Want to know how the First Official Celebrity Calendar was made? Then have a look at our BRAND NEW Company Video….which also features a Celebrity whose calendars we have been publishing for over 35 years!
This video showcases how Danilo Promotions was first created in 1978 by Laurence Prince and shows how the company (as well as celebrity calendars) has grown over the years!