Media Volunteers

Help Facial Palsy UK by becoming a media volunteer

One of our aims at Facial Palsy UK is to raise awareness of facial paralysis. The more people know about this condition, the more we will be able to raise much-needed funds for research and treatment. The support of the media is essential to our campaigns: they can greatly help us by publishing articles about facial palsy, featuring interviews and personal stories of people whose lives are affected by facial paralysis on a day-to-day basis.

What’s involved?

Occasionally, journalists contact us to ask for media volunteers who would agree to be interviewed about their experience of facial palsy. Real life examples are what allow the reader, or the audience, to empathise with the issue developed by the journalist. These stories can also help other people affected by facial palsy realise that they are not alone.

Facial Palsy UK media volunteers could be asked to appear on TV news or features, be interviewed on the radio, or quoted in a newspaper or a magazine article. We take confidentiality very seriously, and we will never send your details to a journalist without your permission.

Media interviews might come up sporadically throughout the year so don’t be surprised if you don’t hear from our team right away.

Please read our information about things to consider before becoming a Media Volunteer here.

How to volunteer

If you would like to support the work of Facial Palsy UK by becoming a media volunteer, please download, print and complete our Case Study Request form and return to us. Alternatively contact us via email with your name and postal address and we will post one to you. All the information you send us will be confidential and will only be seen by the media team.

Useful documents/links

Case Study Request form
Things to consider before becoming a Media Volunteer
Changing Faces Media Guidelines

Last reviewed: 12-11-2016    ||    Next review due: 12-11-2018