It is early days for Spica Warrior as a charity but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a passion for what we do and vision for who we want to help.
As a family we have lived with DDH for nearly seven years with my son but this life changing condition first came into Natalie’s life when she was just four and my sister was put into traction and spent what seemed like a life time in hospital.
At Spica Warrior we are dedicated to raising awareness of DDH amongst parents as well as medical professionals.
We are passionate about parents to be and new parents knowing what DDH is and the tale tell signs to look for in their newborns and infants.
We want midwives, health visitors and GPs to understand this condition and to not only identify it as early as possible, but also know how best to help families dealing with a diagnosis – something that can be very difficult and upsetting.
One way of doing this, will be via PR and social media.
With over 20 years PR and social media experience, so of it in the not for profit sector, Natalie Trice will be taking a proactive, transparent news-driven approach to Spica Warrior’s communications.
Just as our relationship with you is built on trust, as are the relationships with the media. We want Spica Warrior to be the ‘go to organisation’ when it comes to talking about DDH and will be working hard with the media to ensure they have the information, case studies, experts and images they need to cover a story.
Recently a Spica Warrior supporter flagged reports that the number of hip replacements for the under 60s has risen by 76% in the last decade. By 10am that morning the Spica Warrior PR team had written and sent out a press release calling for greater awareness of the condition and effective early screening of babies.
In addition, we have some excellent links with our local newspaper, the Bucks Free Press, who covered Spica Warrior at our school on World Book Day where over £300 was raised to support our work. They actually covered this twice online and in the paper.
So, why are we telling you this?
Well, we want you to know that we are spreading the DDH message.
We want people to know we are here and they can support us.
We want to be in the news and to be proactive.
We want the press to come to us to comment on all things DDH.
We also want parents to join our Facebook forum and of course, we are always looking for financial support, be that donations, CSR partners or people offering resources and expertise. If we tap into what they read, they will see our story and hopefully get in touch. At the end of the day, fundraising will help us do more to support parents, to offer resources and information and help educate and change opinion.
If you have a story to tell, want a press release written for an event you are doing, want to know more or simply want to chat to us about our plans, please get in touch – it’s good to talk.