Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Engage Magazine

I am on the front cover of engage!

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Here is a snippit from the National Council of Voluntary Organisations...

Getting your message heard in a world that seems to be swamped with communication can be a huge challenge.

As more channels become available through which to transmit your work, concerns, services and campaigns – figuring out which
ones to use, when to use them and how to use them to the greatest effect becomes increasingly difficult.

In this issue, we look at how both individuals and organisations in our sector have found their way through this media maze.

We learn how Holly Shaw’s mastery of social networking helped her create a nationwide campaign for organ donations. While still a teenager, and awaiting a kidney transplant herself, Holly launched an initiative which has seen thousands of people sign up to the NHS donor register, as well as the establishment of a National Donor Day.

If you want to read the full article from the magazine you can click here.

I have been out and about this week giving talks in Turton High School, on Monday it was year 8, today it was year 9 and tomorrows is year 7.
Me and my fellow advocate Carol Beckett were asked by Live Life Then Give Life to visit the school as 3 pupils there had been affected by Organ Donation, Sadly 14 year old Faith had died whilst waiting for a Liver Transplant. A lad called Jack Coleman had also lost his fight after a bone marrow transplant wasn't successful and finally another pupil will need a kidney transplant himself in the future.

I will blog more about the talks tomorrow, just thought I would share the news about Engage!

Live Life Then Give Life have also written about me today, go and take a peek by clicking here.

1 comment:

loulou said...

Whata fantastic article hun! It really highlights all of your hard work and the impact it has had on others. Wow! Those people that whinge about not having the time to help charitable causes need to read about your journey. You worked through solidly without giving up on the cause. You're a real trooper Holly. Well done and I'm glad you're getting the recognition you truly deserve!

xxxxx