It’s been another bumper week for interesting charity content. Here’s my round-up.
In my previous post I looked at using rocur to share lived experience. This week the amazing @nhs Twitter account reached new heights by live tweeting an operation! It was a brilliant way of giving an insight into a hidden world and raising awareness about the teamwork of the NHS. You can see a selection of the tweets in their operation Moment.
The patient was clearly ok with the profile and a quote from him was tweeted the next day thanking everyone for their good wishes. Hopefully bowel cancer charities can use the event to raise awareness about the condition and to reassure others about to go through the same treatment.
There was some nice content around for Pancake Day including this brilliant video from the National Trust.
See more pancake content in this charity Pancake Day Moment.
A ‘highlight’ of every parents year is World Book Day. The Woodland Trust produced a helpful guide to wildlife related book costumes.
If you are a parent of a young child, this new Gruffalo Spotter App from the Forestry Commission looks amazing.
On a different note, we are seeing more stories about hidden homelessness. Buzzfeed shared short stories from people sofa surfing or squatting. This BBC news video illustrates rural rough sleeping in Cornwall.
The Guardian have produced a guide on How you can help refugees and asylum seekers in Britain which gathers many organisations working in this area. One charity not included is Refuweegee, a new Glasgow-based charity who encourage their supporters to write welcome messages like this one. You can read about their start-up lessons on the Zurich Insurance charity blog.
Good reads / listens
- Mind your language – the words of madness we use every day (Radio 4).
- Emoji: the future of language? (Radio4) – interesting programme about the evolution of emoji
- Taking the edge of rant mode (NiemanLab)
- Catch up with nuggets from the Charity Comms future of engagement conference including the free report.
- The Government launches its digital strategy (Wired)
What did you spot?
What were your content highlights or good reads of the week? Do share….