2015 Media Coverage

January 2015


January 2015: Fabulous (Sun on Sunday supplement) – Emily Walker featured in ‘The Body issue’ talking about why she is now comfortable in the skin she’s in.

March 2015


4 March 2015: The Mirror – Anna Goldthorp shares her Bell’s palsy story.
5 March 2015: The Blackpool Gazette – Amanda Duncan talks about her experiences with Bell’s palsy and why she is fundraising for Facial Palsy UK.
6 March 2015: Daily Mail – Anna Goldthorp shares her story in the Daily Mail about experiencing Bell’s palsy the day after her wedding.
12 March 2015: Lancashire Telegraph – The Lancashire Telegraph also pick up Amanda Duncan’s story.
12 March 2015: East Grinstead Courier – Queen Victoria Hospital staff share their Facial Palsy Awareness Week activities.
13 March 2015: Northampton Chronicle – Abbie shares news about her fundraising for Facial Palsy Awareness Week.

On the web

16/03/2015: Daily Life – Australia – Belinda Peters from Australia talks about what her son’s facial difference has taught her.
20/03/2015: Ham & High – Amelia Tearle describes her experience with Bell’s palsy.


01/03/2015: BBC Breakfast – BBC Breakfast talk to Surgeon Dominic Bray and Selma Abbey about Facial Palsy Awareness Week and Selma’s experiences with Bell’s palsy.
23/03/2015: London Live – Alison Sweeting talks to London Live about Facial Palsy Awareness Week.

April 2015


April 2015: Chat – Anna Goldthorp was featured in Chat magazine. Anna had Bell’s palsy just after she got married.


14/04/2015: Fox 61 News – Nicholas Grant from the USA talks about his experiences with facial palsy and surgery.

May 2015


May 2015: Chat – Jayella King appeared in Chat magazine during this month. Unfortunately the magazine neglected to mention Facial Palsy UK and the help we offer but it was still good awareness of facial palsy. Jayella has raised lots of funds for the charity and this is how the media first became aware of her story.


09/05/2015: Wales Online – Jayella King’s story was told in Wales Online.
10/05/2015: The Mirror – Taunts over smile crooked convinced student Jayella King to go under knife

June 2015


June 2015: PMFA News Volume 2 Issue 5

July 2015


15/07/15: Alex Barker who has Moebius syndrome was refused a drink in a Cornish public house because the landlady mistakenly thought he was drunk. His story ran in The Sun.


24/07/15: Enable Magazine – “I’m disabled, not drunk”: Man embarks on 300-mile ‘pub crawl’ to raise awareness


14/07/2015: Alex Barker and Vanessa Venables spoke to BBC Radio Cornwall about facial palsy, the work of the charity and Alex’s recent experience being asked to leave a pub.


24/07/2015: ITV News – Disabled man turned away from pub embarks on 300-mile pub crawl
26/07/2015: BBC Spotlight – Karen Johnson and Alex Barker spoke about the #ServeAlex campaign.

October 2015


BT.com – The facts about facial paralysis.

November 2015


Leicester Mercury – Bell’s Palsy: ‘I’m itching to get back to playing. I’ve tried all sorts, but nothing works’


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