Day 48 of 100 Days

Sarah Swaysland

Wednesday, 17th February 2021

Today I was able to get an hour when my partner gave me a break and took our son out to the play park. I used it to update the March For Autism assets for Transforming Autism Project to reflect the new dates for the campaign. I also had a quick Zoom in the afternoon with one of my friends at the Media Trust, who had some interesting news for me…

What: Updates to marketing assets
Organisation: Transforming Autism Project

I’ve been proper busy lately, so I only just managed to get round to making the changes to the March For Autism assets today. The changes were very minor, but there were a lot of assets and it was quite fiddly. I was also able to make a start on a short video I’m trying to do for TAP. Don’t worry, it’s definitely not a video of me, but an animation of the social media posts I’ve done to create a short clip to advertise March For Autism. This was relatively straightforward because Canva is awesome.

This afternoon I virtually met Carly from the Media Trust, which is an organisation that I get some of my volunteering opportunities through. I met Charity Excellence Framework, eQuality Time and The Doorstep Library through them, and they have some really interesting small charities that are registered with them, who I might never have heard of if I hadn’t found this site. We had a good chat about how it’s been going since I started finding volunteer opportunities through them, and how I’m getting on, and I have to say I’m really enjoying working with the charities that I’ve found through Media Trust. I’m going to be volunteering for International Women’s Day with Media Trust, as they are running an event where groups of strangers come together to create comms plans for a set of different charities whose causes are focussed on women. It sounds really good, and I should get to make lots of new friends and meet some new charities (as I’ve been selected to volunteer). What Carly also let me know that Media Trust would like to feature me as their Volunteer of the Month in their monthly newsletter, and it’s really touching that they would want to do that! I said yes and emailed her a photo and a quote. I’m sure you’ll hear more about that when the newsletter comes out.