Raising awareness in the press
We are excited to say that we were featured in the Herald this month, Scotland’s largest broadsheet newspaper! Michael spoke to the Herald about the continued need for support for those who have been affected by Covid-19 – highlighting the urgent need for extra funding. (Which is why the National Lottery news was so welcome!)
You can read the article here.
The BBC recently released a story about a young singer who has Long Covid, which has damaged her voice. She is no longer able to sing and sometimes struggles to speak. Michael was interviewed as part of the news story. You can watch it here: 'Singing is my life, but Covid took away my voice' - BBC News
UK Commission on Covid Commemoration
Covid Aid have recently joined the UK Commission on Covid Commemoration. One of our ambassadors, Gavin, attended the latest meeting last month.
The UK Commission on Covid Commemoration has been established to secure a broad consensus from across the whole of the United Kingdom on how we commemorate the COVID-19 pandemic and mark this distinctive period in our history at a national and community level. The Commission is expected to report to the Prime Minister by the end of March 2023.
We will be attending an Edinburgh Stakeholder meeting in mid September to provide our thoughts.
Farewell to Dani!
We say a fond farewell to Danielle Chamberlain, our Head of Fundraising, as she moves onto a new role this month.
Thanks to Dani’s enthusiasm and perseverance we’ve been able to raise enough to now continue providing support into 2023. Whether it’s been events such as Make It In May or applications to the National Lottery, she’s been fantastic across a wide range of activities and has set us in great stead for the future.
Dani has been a pivotal part of the team, and without her Covid Aid simply wouldn’t be able to continue reaching providing support to tens of thousands of people across the UK each month
We wish Dani all the best!