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A leading branding and event company has stepped in at the eleventh hour to help a cancer support group after thieves stole its banners on two occasions.

Hampshire firm GTMS designed, printed and installed a new banner for the Ovarian Cancer Support Group in Portsmouth which had teamed up with a local pub to hold a fundraising week for the Eve appeal in Partnership with Ovacome – a gynaecology and cancer research fund.

But two banners outside the pub promoting the event were both stolen and when Dominik Short, GTMS’ Director of GTMS read about the theft in the local newspaper, he acted immediately.

“We wanted to help despite time being tight so we offered to design and print a new banner free of charge,” said Dominik.

The new 3m x1.5m banner was ready and in place the day before the final event, a fundraising swinging 60s party, took place raising £2,000 for the charity.

“We are very used to working to very tight timescales – but at less than 12 hours this was probably the tightest yet!” said Dominik. 

Ovarian Cancer survivor Dorothy Petty, who set up the local support group earlier this year, was delighted to receive GTMS’ offer.

“When GTMS called and said they could print a new banner, I was thrilled. We were shocked and disappointed when the original banners were stolen but GTMS’ generosity has really made up for it. It shows that there are people out there willing to help,” said Dorothy.

GTMS provides exceptional print services for large scale and complex projects, in addition to offering branding and event production. With 25 years’ experience under its belt and a wealth of prestigious clients – including the BBC, e-on, Bacardi, Marks & Spencer and Fat Face, GTMS takes care of every aspect from the initial design through to the production and installation by its expert team.

The forward-thinking team of 22 employees operates from under one roof – a 38,000 sq. ft purpose-built site complete with offices, workshops and warehouse.