With JDRF’s flagship lobbying event Type 1 Parliament quickly approaching, we’re delighted to see many of you have been working hard to get type 1 mentioned in the media. Congratulations and thank you to all of you who have contacted the media and achieved coverage so far.
Alex Newman received excellent coverage, pictured alongside his MP Tony Baldry, in the Banbury Guardian: http://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/local/alex_nine_set_to_speak_to_parliament_about_diabetes_1_3506132
Emma Bailey was featured in The News in Portsmouth:
Kaye Sparrow gained coverage in the Wigan Evening Post:
While Lily Devereux appeared on page 8 in South East London magazine, The Transmitter:
As well as the online coverage, there have been some great print pieces in newspapers. Oliver Lack received brilliant coverage in the Richmond and Twickenham Times, with Oliver pictured alongside his MP Zac Goldsmith; Gracie Spandler featured in the Wharfedale & Aireborough Observer; Emily appeared with her Mum, Laura and sister, Katie in the Salisbury Journal; Danielle Sellers gained coverage in the Yorkshire Evening Post; brother and sister Jack and Chloe Gillum featured in the Shropshire Star; Danielle Sellers appeared alongside her children Elizabeth and James in the Wetherby Boston Spa & Tadcaster News; while George Dove gained coverage in the Mansfield Chad, in addition to many more of you.
Thank you to all of you for your fantastic work in attracting media attention and in raising awareness of type 1 diabetes and our lobbying day. If you have not already been successful at contacting your local media, then please do spread the word by telling your local newspaper, radio or television station about the day.
Even if you’re not coming along to Type 1 Parliament, you can still get involved. This event offers an invaluable opportunity to raise awareness of type 1 and the need for greater investment in research. This is a great chance to contact your local media and share your experiences of living with type 1 diabetes.
If you need any help or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the communications team on 0207 713 firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck!