Haemochromatosis UK has secured a National Lottery grant of over £6,000 to fund work around World Haemochromatosis Awareness Week next month, including for the creation of videos and temporary tattoos and the production of a range of material for widespread distribution.
David Head, Chief Executive at the charity, welcomed the news. “I’m really pleased to be able to describe WHW2018 as ‘Lottery Funded'”, he said, “This will enable us to reach more people than we had anticipated and to really spread the word. Especially powerful will be the editing of patient case study videos which will help us make the most of our significant social media following.”
Haemochromatosis UK has recently applied for several grants to support various planned projects, including World Haemochromatosis Week, patient information days and the further development of The Haemochromatosis Helpline.
“We need to access this type of funding if we are to continue to grow our influence. Lottery funding will not only help us make a success of WHW, but the fact that we have received a grant from such a respected funder will also enhance our credibility with others”, added David.
The grant was secured through the lottery fund’s Awards For All scheme which focuses on “supporting what matters to people and communities” in England. More information is at https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/national-lottery-awards-for-all-england.
As a result of the grant we will be distributing hundreds of awareness packs including GH posters, newly designed flyers, temporary tattoos to stimulate discussion, and much more. Watch this space.
And of course we absolutely must say a big that you to the grants team at The Lottery Fund.