Charities - At 3fiftysix media we recognise that our responsibilities extend beyond the company and that we like to help others. We are committed to investing in our community through supporting our chosen charities.
We help SSAFA provide lifelong support for our Forces and their families. SSAFA's lifelong support for our Forces and their families is reflected in everything they do. So if you need help, we'll be here for you, through thick and thin, until the job is done. SSAFA is a charity that does whatever it takes to get things done. We provide practical support and assistance to servicemen and women, veterans, and the families of both, every single day of the year. We understand that your time in the Forces can have an impact, now and in the future. But the challenges everyone faces are different, so whatever the problem is, SSAFA will find a way to solve it.
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world. With their "Mo's" men raise vital funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health. As an independent global charity, Movember's vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men's health.
Movember challenges men to grow a moustache for the 30-days of November, thereby changing their appearance and the face of men's health. In October, Mo Bros sign up at Movember.com, and on the 1st of Movember, with a clean-shaven face, start their Mo growing journey. Then for the entire month, these selfless and generous men known as Mo Bros, effectively become walking, talking billboards for 30 days. Through their growing efforts they raise awareness for the often ignored issues of men's health, by prompting conversations wherever they go.
The Whipman is an annual summer festival held in the village of West Linton, and is one of the Scottish Borders' oldest festivals. The festival commences on the Friday before the first Saturday in June, and runs until the following Saturday. The Whipman Play Society was formed in 1803 by local young men to alleviate hardship and illness for its members and in the community at large 42 years before the Poor Law Amendment (Scotland) Act, 1845 and possibly before the first insurance company in Scotland.
A local man is elected to the office of "Whipman" and he chooses a young lady to be his "Lass". These two represent the 5 Parishes at other Borders festivals throughout their year in office. The celebrations begin with the Installation of the Whipman & Lass, followed by a celebratory ceilidh.
The atmosphere on "that gladsome night" has not changed. The neighbouring parishes of Newland, Kirkurd, Carlops and Dolphinton also take part, and as the summer festival approaches, all roads lead in to the West Linton village green.
When summer smiles in sweet delight,
And fields are starred with dasies white,
Upon a certain gladsome night
Rejoicing start in Linton