Download your pin badge here by clicking this link or the image and update your social media profiles today.
As all of our members are aware, 22 October is a very important date in The British Polio Fellowship’s promotional calendar – our third 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 this year to a Reception at The Welsh Assembly, where we will be able to meet and greet Assembly Members (AMs) 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 continue to represent our cause at the political level, we want our members to raise awareness at the public level too. The 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 British Polio Fellowship and 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! The Digital Pin Badge proved so successful in 2014, we were keen to update it once more for 2015. 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.