Marketing Academy celebrates fifth birthday with charity fundraiser

The Marketing Academy plans to celebrate its fifth birthday by holding a charity fundraiser for its £1m Merlin’s Apprentice fund.

The Marketing Academy’s fifth birthday celebrations will take place on the evening of Thursday 3 December at Bloomsbury’s Big Top in London. The event will feature a three course dinner with unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks, special guests and a DJ.

The proceeds of the profits on the night will be donated to the £1m Merlin’s Apprentice fund, which aims to change the lives of 50 young adults through the Apprentice programme.

Developed in partnership with The Prince’s Trust it provides provide year-long, fully paid work experience to young adults aged between 18 and 24 who are not in education, employment or training and are from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The programme aims to equip individuals with the tools and experience they need to successfully enter a career within marketing and so ensures talent diversity in the marketing industries across the UK.

Sherilyn Shackell, founder of The Marketing Academy, says: “Since we launched The Marketing Academy in 2010 we’ve been developing the careers of talented marketers and so we wanted to celebrate our fifth birthday by doing something that would develop the talent in industry even further.”

To support Merlin’s Apprentice programme and buy tickets to the Marketing Academy’s fifth birthday party visit It is also possible to get involved through sponsorships or buy providing items for the auction or to include in the goody bag that will be given out at the event.

Marketing Week is a founding partner of the Marketing Academy.

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