Dominic Minghella is a noted screenwriter, producer and campaigner. He has authored and produced numerous filmed dramas, including creating the smash-hit ITV series, Doc Martin. He is a partner at story-based consultants Lucas/Minghella and has advised and supported key individuals, organisations and charities in the UK and internationally on strategy and communications, as well as making numerous campaign films.
Among the very first wave of Covid-19 patients in the UK to be hospitalised, Dominic has written influential articles on his experience, and since then has fought for recognition and action for those affected.
Dominic said of his appointment: "I'm delighted to serve as a trustee of this dynamic and ambitious new charity as it embarks on the huge task of ensuring that all those significantly affected by Covid-19 receive the support they need."
covid:aid launched in May 2021 looking to support all those affected by Covid-19 across the country, supporting and boosting existing grassroots groups as we move from a crisis to a chronic phase of the pandemic – meaning that long-term will be required for millions.
Michael MacLennan, founder and Chief Executive at covid:aid, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Dominic to the board as a covid:aid trustee. He has an amazing mix of skills and experience, including of his own hospitalisation with Covid-19, and has a strong and compelling vision for what we can achieve together. Crucially, he has fought long and hard to ensure that there is as much support as possible to reduce the amount of people significantly affected.”
covid:aid is currently working on a project funded by the National Lottery to provide a toolkit which will help charities and other organisations support those with Long Covid, and since launch has become a go-to destination for those seeking support, tripling its website audience in July over the month before. (Read our July monthly review.)