Tag Archives: charities

A social network without the toxicity and where ‘likes’ earn cash for charities

Supernova

It is billed as an ethical alternative to Facebook and Instagram, which have been jointly dogged by accusations of ramping up misinformation and damaging mental health. Former Saatchi advertising maestro Dominic O’Meara wants to test his belief that a growing slice of the population is craving a life- affirming, glass-half-full outlook instead. 

And with a pledge to donate over half of its earnings to charitable causes, he explained that if Supernova can coax a mere one per cent of the social media advertising market away from the big players, he’ll be handing £600m to charities every year. 

“That one per cent is completely possible,” O’Meara said. “People are cheering us on: they think it’s about time someone brought an alternative to this market, and one that is ethically driven.” 

Launching today – Parkinson’s UK public awareness campaign

Launching today – Parkinson’s UK public awareness campaign

As a valued supporter of Parkinson’s UK we wanted to share some exciting news with you. Today we are launching a public awareness campaign about the condition and the impact it can have on people’s lives.

Adverts will appear in the press, on billboards around the UK and online throughout December. You can read the stories behind our campaign on our website parkinsons.org.uk

Why are we running this campaign?

Every hour someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson’s, yet the general public know very little about the condition, and how it affects your everyday life.

This is why awareness raising is crucial, so we can change attitudes and challenge the prejudice faced by people living with the condition. It’s also vital to help us engage more supporters to raise money, find a cure, campaign for better services and make sure that no one has to face Parkinson’s alone.

Support the campaign

There’s lots of media and online activity happening to accompany the awareness campaign throughout December, and you can keep up to date with it all on our website and on social media.