Download your pin badge here by right clicking your mouse over the image and selecting save image as… You can then use the downloaded picture to update your social media profile today
As all of our members are aware, 22 October is a very important date in the charity’s 75th Anniversary diary – our second annual PPS Day. Many of you already have your physical pin badges and hopefully you will have started wearing them with the aim of raising awareness for PPS Day and the health conditions it aims to promote.
You will have read in the latest issue of thebulletin that we have been invited to a Parliamentary Reception at Westminster on the night of the important day, where we will be able to meet and greet MPs so that we can explain the plight of the 120,000 people in the UK still affected by the Late Effects of Polio and PPS. We want more recognition of the condition by health care authorities, as well as support for our Winter Warmth Campaign.
Whilst senior members of the charity, alongside our patrons and ambassadors attempt to ruffle some feathers within Parliament, we want our members to raise awareness to the public. The current wildflower pin badge is one of the ways of doing that; however we have also created a Digital Pin Badge for you to wear online.
The idea is that all of our members change their profile photo on Twitter and Facebook to the picture provided in the weeks and days before PPS day, allowing your friends and contacts to see the logo, raising awareness of the occasion and encouraging them to find out more about both the charity and the condition of PPS. It might also be a good idea to ask your friends and family to change their pictures in support of the cause – it’s free and easy to do and their collective efforts could make the difference.
All you have to do is simply download the image provided and then go through the usual steps for changing your profile picture on social media, the sooner you change your image the more chance we will have of raising awareness of the PPS Day in the run up to the event.
On top of this, don’t forget to retweet and share the charity’s social media messages about PPS Day as well as writing your own tweets about the occasion with #PPSDay to shout about the message as much as possible.
Once the date has passed, don’t forget to change your picture back to your own photo or to its previous image and if the Digital Pin Badge is successful, it may come in handy again for the occasion next year. Other charities, including the British Legion’s Poppy Appeal have successfully incorporated digital pin badges into their campaigns, now it’s the turn of The British Polio Fellowship to shout about #PPSDay online.