Getting involved in an appeal can help reach new audiences and create much-needed awareness of our work. However you’d like to get involved, we’re here to help every step of the way with:
- Recruiting stem cell donors in your networks - from schools to university, community groups to your workplace, we have a team ready to get to work.
- Raising money with your friends and family. We cannot do our lifesaving work without vital funds - our fundraising team are at the end of the phone to help.
- Sharing your story through the press and on social media - our lovely communications team can help with all the details.
Please get in touch - call us on 0207 424 1300, we will work out the best way to help.
Some top tips to get going with raising awareness on social media
A great place to start spreading the word is on social media where your friends and networks can get the message even further. So we’ve put together some top tips to help you get the most out of social media and get as many people sharing as possible.
Top tips for Facebook
Make it personal
Setting up a Facebook page is a great place to start - give it a name and add a photo to make it personal (selfies or phone pictures are absolutely great), and make sure you share it with us or tag @AnthonyNolan so we can help you spread the word.
What’s in a name?
Choose a name that really reflects who you are and what you’re doing – and if it’s memorable too, that’s great, as you’ll be easily found and followed. For example ‘Hope for Hazel’ or ‘Match for Ava’.
Life on camera
Sharing photos is always engaging and will make your page stand out for all the right reasons. You can also share live videos on Facebook, or film updates and thank you clips for your followers. Just bear in mind that not everyone wants to have their photo shared, so always try to get approval before posting - ask for approval before posting with a private message, email, or even better in person.
Keep it updated
Remember to keep updating your page with news about your campaign, photos, fundraising milestones, and links to relevant news stories. This will help to ensure that your page keeps popping up on people’s newsfeeds, letting your story reach new audiences.
Make sure you ‘like’ the Anthony Nolan page so we can support you – and let us know if you’d like us to share your page with our followers. Check out our Facebook pages to see what others are posting at facebook.com/anthonynolan and see our dedicated Patient Services page for more information and advice at facebook.com/anthonynolanpatients
It’s good to share
To make your content as shareable as possible. Add photos, links and personal messages to really grab attention and make it easy for other patients and families to find you and join a supportive community.
For all the up to date information about our lifesaving work, including everything you need to know about joining the register and donating, head to our Facts and Stats page.
Top tips for Twitter
Give it a name
Make sure you pick a relevant username, so people know who you are and can find you easily. Say ‘hello’ by tagging @AnthonyNolan - that way we can get behind you and help spread the word.
The same goes for a # hashtag. Tag your posts with relevant words or phrases, so they’re easily found. You can tag in relevant celebrities too, and ask if they can lend a hand getting the word out. Take a look around at what other people are doing to help get you started.
Short and sweet
Keep it brief and shareable and tweet as often as you like to build up followers and really get the conversation going.