Your experiences can help us to raise awareness about allergies and anaphylaxis in the media and across our own communication channels.
By giving us permission to use your story you are helping the vital work we do to achieve our ultimate aim: creating a safer environment for all people at risk of severe allergies.
How can my experience be shared?
We might tell your story in writing, through photos or videos or audio recordings. You could also give a presentation at an event or press interview if you feel comfortable. Each request we receive is different, but broadly speaking you can share your experiences of anaphylaxis with a wider audience in the following scenarios:
- In our communications and partner publications: such as adverts, newsletters, leaflets, on social media or our website – this could be a short sentence or paragraph testimonial or longer case study.
- At an event: if you are willing to speak or present at our conferences, support groups or other awareness raising events like allergy shows.
- In the local or national media: through press releases or press interviews in newspapers, radio, TV and magazines.
How can this help others?
By becoming a Media Volunteer, you can:
- Help highlight the experiences of real people affected by severe allergies and anaphylaxis.
- Raise awareness of the symptoms and what it is like to manage in everyday life.
- Give inspiration and hope to other people affected by allergies and anaphylaxis.
Once this has been done, you will be contacted when a suitable opportunity arises to share your individual experience.
Data Protection and Privacy
If you don’t wish us to use your story anymore, please contact our Volunteer Team via email [email protected], call 01252 893 862 or write to Anaphylaxis Campaign, 1 Alexandra Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6BU. We can’t guarantee that we will be able to recall every published material that includes your story.
Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy includes the principles that we always ask for consent from parents or guardians when using stories or pictures of children aged under 12 and routinely ask for consent from parents or guardians of children aged 12 to 18. We avoid using children’s full names in image captions and limit the amount of personal information we share about children aged under 18.