This email was sent by Ben (in a private capacity) to some of his network on 19th March
Dear Neighbour, colleague, friend,
I want to help fight Covid-19 but can’t re-tool and make ventilators or supply doctors or nurses. However, I do know communications!
Here is our idea:
Connect, free of charge, expert communicators (volunteering their services) with organisations who either cannot afford their help or are simply snowed under fighting Covid-19.
We will initially focus on helping NHS and charities involved in health, social care and housing. These may need extra support on employee communications, crisis communications, or lobbying local and national government.
I apologise for sending this unsolicited email but I hope you will forgive me, these are unprecedented times. We have no idea how big the need is, so we are testing the water.
Need Help? Email me at needhelpAE-EA@ellwoodatfield.com.
Can Help? Email me back, explain what expertise you have, how many hours and what time of day you are available to offer your help free of charge.
Feel free to forward this email.