As part of The British Polio Fellowship’s ongoing media campaign, the charity is always looking for first hand stories from the front line to add a human face to press material. This allows the public to easily relate – so whether you have an inspirational tale to tell or you are finding everyday tasks difficult, this is your opportunity to make people sit up and listen to what life is really like for those with Polio and PPS.
There’s the chance to offer a quote as part of a wider article, or even participate in the exciting world of radio and TV broadcasting, speaking about the issues facing those with Polio and PPS.
Alternatively, if you’re happy to speak on behalf of The Fellowship at local events, Central Office can provide you with support and information on how to get the word out in your community. Putting yourself forward as a spokesperson gives you a real opportunity to have your voice heard. Contact Kripen Dhrona at The British Polio Fellowship on 01923 281 098 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kripen will register your interest and pass your details to a press officer from BeyondPR, who will get in touch with you when the charity is looking for comment or opinion on an issue for media in your area. If you’re happy to offer a quote, BeyondPR will write a comment on your behalf for you to approve. The process is quick and simple and there’s no writing involved!
For radio and TV opportunities, you’ll be provided with plenty of information on what to expect well in advance. You will have details of who you will be speaking with, the day’s itinerary and the sorts of questions you will be asked, so you’ll feel prepared and confident – remember, they’ll be interested in your experiences and who could be better placed to talk about those than you?
This is a great opportunity to have your voice heard – the Polio community needs you!