Thursday, 8 January 2009

Christmas campaign round-up

How very exciting! Our 2008 Christmas campaign this year was a really great success thanks to all who let us share their stories, and we managed to achieve both local and national coverage in a variety of formats.

Happily, we got lots of stories on regional radio stations up and down the country. Our lovely East Anglian Advocate Audrey was on BBC Radio Suffolk, our wonderful South East Advocate Jessica Wales also did lots of interviews, as did Karen Prior in Shropshire and our chair Emma in Wiltshire.

We already mentioned that Carol Beckett appeared in a full page feature in Good Housekeeping, but Carol also got a mention multiple times in the Manchester Evening News here and here.

The wonderful Bethany also got national coverage for organ donation and transplantation by a star appearance in Woman's Own in December (click below to read)

The story of the lovely Emily Gentry, who received her second heart transplant in November, was featured in her local paper just before Christmas.

One of our good friends Holly C managed to get her story of receiving a kidney from her amazing friend all over the shop, including an article in the Sun (a scanned copy of which is on her blog) as well as the London Evening Standard.

Finally, the heartbreaking story of advocate Nyila and her husband Zulf, who sadly lost their son Ubaid to the shortage of donors, was featured in the Birmingham Mail. We thought about them lots over the holiday period, and hope that thanks to all of our supporters who continue to share their stories with us that we can continue to prevent such needless loss of life.

Lots of love,

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