Public relations students and tutors are using their skills and networks to promote good causes. Here’s a round-up of some current campaigns we’re aware of at Behind the Spin:
- PR student Jasmine Bell has started a #makechangeforjapan campaign on Twitter and has already raised almost half of her target of £1000 on JustGiving
- Practitioner Aimee Carmichael is offering free consultancy in return for a donation via JustGiving
Challenge 66 for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
- A team of students working for Ptarmigan Academy is supporting Andy McMenemy as he attempts 66 marathons in 66 different cities in 66 days. Their ambitious target is to raise over £1,000,000 from donations in the various city marathons. #challenge66
Desert marathon for organ donation charities
- Exhausted? 29-year-old Alexa Torlo from Birmingham is competing in ‘the toughest marathon on earth’ – running 243km in six days in the Sahara Desert carrying her own supplies. Having lost a close friend at a young age, Alexa is raising £4000 for ‘Live Life Then Give Life’ and ‘Donor Family Network’. See her JustGiving page.
International Women’s Day
- Students were among those supporting Action Aid’s Get Lippy campaign by blogging inspirational stories for International Women’s Day earlier this month. Elena Dransfield is one example of this online activism.
We welcome further examples of PR students supporting good causes.