During October, Epilepsy Action took part in 22 radio interviews, and 36 online features.
Seventeen of the radio interviews were about our National Tea Break event, including some Real Radio action slots, and a BBC Radio West Midlands interview. National Tea Break is one of Epilepsy Action’s largest fundraising events of the year. Many of you across the UK supported us by raising your cups and your pennies, so a big thank you for making the event such a success. We achieved 11 pieces of regional press coverage in The Coventry Telegraph, Warwick Courier, The Argus, Birmingham Express and Star, Leeds Weekly News, Formby Times, Wharfe Valley Times, Leicester Mercury, Courier Midweek (Leamington Spa) and The Rye and Battle Observer, The Bexhill Observer. Look out soon for information on the total amount raised!
October also saw more media coverage of our women’s campaign, Mothers in mind: healthy births. The Western Daily Press picked up on it, along with 11 others including, The Cheddar Valley Gazette, Larne Gazette, Ballyclare Gazette, Lancashire Telegraph and the Carrickfergus Advertiser. This brought our total number of campaign articles to 35 to date. There are two more trade articles promised in the British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing and Practice Nurse during November too.
BBC Radio Gloucestershire wanted to know about our stance on the consistency of supply issue and BBC Radio Devon, and Hope FM in Bournemouth, did a couple of general interviews about epilepsy.
There were 11 regional press articles for the Aston Village Darts Knockout competition, and Epilepsy Action’s cycle challenge 2008 generated five regional press articles to shout about the team’s success. They managed to raise £2,000!
Finally…. there was a lot of regional coverage for Epilepsy Action support branch events, including our Wolverhampton conference and branch meetings in north Devon and Harrogate.