VIDEO: How your Guardian is making a difference

Here at the Worksop Guardian, we have put together a video as part of Local Newspaper Week to give you a snapshot of why we are your voice in the community.

The aim is to showcase how far our video coverage has developed in the last year and show how we really do live up to this year’s theme of Making A Difference.

Our aim was to focus on subjects or individuals that sum up the role people play in our local patch.

See regional fund-raiser for the Royal British Legion, Elaine Hopkins, talking about the Guardian leading a campaign to help save the Worksop branch of the legion from closure.

“We are working with the Worksop Guardian to try to make a difference in the Worksop community and building up their branch of the Royal British Legion,” she said.

“We really need to get people involved this year with it being the 100th anniversary of the First World War, and the Worksop Guardian has been a godsend to us.”

“They have adopted us as their charity of the year, and they are helping us to generate information about the branch to get people to join us.”

We also focus on a growing social concern, the number of families who are being forced to turn to food banks, and how the Guardian is helping those running the food banks to help others.

Allison Palmer, Bassetlaw Food Bank co-ordinator, said: “I can say we have a very positive relationship with the Worksop Guardian. We have had lots of articles published that we have sent in regarding our fund raising and donations.”

“The articles are always printed with very generous wording so that is good for our exposure.”

“The Guardian has always been there to respond to our needs and we have done the same for the Guardian’s requests. Without the Worksop Guardian we would not be able to do what we do, they really do make a difference.”

“Just last week we appeared in the paper after a 27-year-old tin of sardines was donated to us.”

“It was a public interest story, one that I know the Guardian readers would have enjoyed reading. It goes to raise our profile and we are very grateful.”

“We have a good relationship with the newspaper and it is certainly one we want to continue.”

And The Guardian is not just a platform for news and opinion either.

Many local businesses – and national businesses – rely on the Guardian for advertising and spreading the word around about their promotions and products.

Jenny Bricklebank, customer care manager at Wildbore Vetstop, said: “We have a great relationship with the Worksop Guardian, particularly because my key account manager Sherry understands our business to a T.”

“It makes such a difference to us the fact that the Guardian are local, they’re on the other end of the phone, and they understand our business.”

This video shows all facets of what the Guardian is about, from highlighting big local news, to spearheading local campaigns, promoting local business, singing the praises of the unsung heroes like recipients of our Guardian Roses and celebrating our sporting successes. Whatever it is you want to say or know about, the Guardian is there for you.