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Here we will, acknowledge some of the organisations who have asked for volunteers, and share kind words of encouragement and feedback.

Organisations

  • Advice Services Alliance
  • Anesthetic Dept, Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Trust
  • Anxiety UK
  • Autistica
  • Brain & Spine Foundation
  • Business in The Community
  • Communities 1st
  • Cares Charity
  • Do IT
  • Double Impact Services
  • Drinkaware
  • Encephalitis Society
  • Europia
  • G11 Community Hub
  • Garwood Foundation
  • Goodsam
  • Grandparents Plus
  • Hampshire & Isle of White Wildlife Trust
  • Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Humankind
  • IARS International Institute
  • Impetus
  • Include.org
  • Institute of Fundraising
  • London Ambulance Service
  • My Pickle
  • National Survivor User Network
  • National Voices
  • Neurological Alliance
  • Nightingale Hospital
  • MHA (the UK’s largest care homes provider)
  • National Voices
  • Neurological Alliance
  • NHS England & Improvement
  • NSEAD
  • Papworth Trust
  • Project High 5 CIC
  • Royal College of Anesthetists
  • Restorative Justice for All International
  • Same You
  • Society of Occupational Medicine
  • The Tuberous Sclerosis Association
  • Tourettes Action
  • UK Community Network
  • Venture Trust
  • West London NHS Trust
  • World Heart Beat Music Academy

Kind words

"I couldn't be more grateful to Ellwood Atfield for your amazing initiative to help organisations like ours with communications and public affairs. I appointed several volunteers that you sent our way to perform duties ranging from public affairs to media comms, social media and production of marketing materials. Their support has been invaluable to a voluntary organisation like ours. The volunteers are happy to be involved in the project that is making a tangible difference to the lives of vulnerable people during Covid-19 crisis, and our mutually beneficial work is all thanks to you."

UK Community Network

"The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on everyone of us and for communications professionals this scheme is a contribution to the national effort. I’m really grateful to all who volunteer, helping NHS facilities across the country. Please do think about joining the scheme."

NHS England

"This is amazing. So grateful to you for coming back to me. I really appreciate you having played this interlocutor role for us."

The Cares Family

"The response from your volunteers has been awesome! – helping with media articles, campaign development on health worker deaths and policy advice for a centre for work and health. Thank you"

Society of Occupational Medicine

"Thank you very much for matching us with volunteers. We are excited to be working with both the volunteers to develop a strong branding and comms message on our COVID19 campaign to ensure EU nationals have access to all relevant information in their own language."

Europia

"One of your volunteers has agreed to help us out with press releases, and submissions to select committees. I am so grateful to him & to you all for putting us together. This kind of support is exactly what we need right now, when we’re at full capacity. I can already see his considerable expertise making a huge difference to our work & reach over the next few weeks. Thank you again."

National Survivor User Network

"The ASA was recommended C19 Comms Volunteers initiative at the point of crisis: we recognised the importance of getting our message about the crisis facing advice services across to the public and to policy makers, and yet were facing organisational Covid19 challenges ourselves. Thanks to our Comms Volunteer, we have been able to craft a clear message and to get this out to the media and to politicians across the political spectrum. This has not only raised the issue of the challenges the sector faces, but also raised the profile of the ASA with key decision makers. We are in a much stronger place as result of this work and I recommend the service with great enthusiasm!"

The Advice Services Alliance