It has been a busy start to the year for us, as we officially became an award-winning charity and expanded our team. In addition to this, we have now provided support to over 250,000 people in the UK, affected by Long Covid, bereavement, anxiety, and a range of related issues.
You can see the headlines directly below, and please do visit the Support Community, check out our latest Advice & Info articles, and see how else you can get involved.
Over the past month we:
Appointed a new Executive Director: Joyce Gray joined Covid Aid and founder, Michael MacLennan moved into the position of chair
Celebrated reaching over 250K people in the UK: We hit another huge milestone reaching over 250,000 people in the UK with advice, information and support
Our Support Community won “Best New Community” at the CMX Awards: This recognition was given to Covid Aid due to our significant growth and success in 2022
Gavin Perret joins the board as trustee: Gavin worked fantastically with the Covid Aid team as a charity ambassador and has now moved into his new role as trustee
Awarded “Best New Community” by CMX Awards
The industry leader for online communities, CMX awarded Covid Aid with the recognition of "Best New Community" due to its significant growth and success in 2022.
We now have over 1,300 members who use the online space for support with Covid-19 issues. Members can discuss the problems they are facing and take part in tailored online courses, expert Q&As, and group sessions. They can also access a range of supportive resources on a range of issues which those significantly affected by Covid face on a daily basis. You can read more about this achievement in our announcement here.
Joyce Gray is appointed as Executive Director at Covid Aid
Joyce joining the team has been a real turning point for the charity. She brings a wealth of experience from her senior roles including at Alzheimer’s Scotland which will aid the progress of the charity and further the support it offers. Joyce said:
Read more about Joyce’s appointment
Along with the new appointment, Covid Aid also strengthened the board with founder Michael MacLennan moving into the position of Chair, and Gavin Perrett joining the board as a trustee.
Gavin Perrett joins the board as Trustee
Gavin previously worked with the Covid Aid team as a charity ambassador. As he moves into his new role as trustee, we are certain that his 25 years of experience in business and his own personal experiences with Covid-19 will continue to aid in the growth of our charity, helping us expand our service offerings and reach more people affected by Covid-19 related issues.
You can find out more about Gavin here.
Advice and Information
Reaching over 250,000 people with our advice, information and support content is a mammoth achievement for our charity. We couldn’t do it without our fantastic volunteers who provide in-depth research and produce articles for us on a range of topics, relating to Covid-19 and the issues those significantly affected face.
Our Content team continues to publish up-to-date and relevant Advice & Info, including important articles from our writers Mo, Frances, and others. Here is a selection that you might be interested in:
Hannah Mark is raising money for Covid Aid as she runs the London Landmarks Half Marathon in memory of her Papa who she lost to Covid-19.
From all of us at Covid Aid, we wish Hannah the very best of luck for the run in April. Her fundraising will help us continue to support those who have been significantly affected by Covid-19. You can read Hannah's story and support here.
We continue to be incredibly grateful for your support, which allows us to support people who have been significantly impacted by Covid-19. Please spread the word to your family, friends, and businesses, and get involved however you can – we are here to support those struggling.