Meningitis Now Believe & Achieve B&A staff member Becky Hartwell

Getting Social with B&A

Becky Hartwell 30th November 2018

We had a great Believe & Achieve Day last month learning all about social media and how to create content for our own campaigns

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The day took place at the Impact Hub in the heart of Birmingham’s Creative Corner and we were lucky enough to be joined by the amazing Isabelle Weall. Izzy is a quadruple amputee, but she is also a social media star with more than 300k followers on Instagram and 100k subscribers on YouTube. 

Those that came to the event learnt how to create a campaign and then used this knowledge practically to create their own campaign and content for Believe & Achieve. They shared their goals and dreams - which included being a teacher, living life as if it was going to end tomorrow, and learning a new language.

Ollie, one of our Believers & Achievers, covered the day on his YouTube channel. In his film, he introduced Izzy, who talked about how she got involved in social media, how she developed her Instagram and YouTube, and the planning that goes into her feeds

One of the other participants, Charlotte, told us, “I attended the event not knowing exactly what I could get out of it."

“I’m a person who doesn’t know what she wants to do in five years time, and I don’t have a gigantic goal to work towards, so I wasn’t sure the project was for me."

“But after meeting everybody at the event, and making friends I never expected to make, I found myself taking part in activities that I didn’t think I was capable of."

“Every time I’ve attend a B&A event I’m given the opportunities and tools to develop myself. Even in group activities people take away different things from each session - which is perfect because every person who attends has different needs and goals!"

“More so than anything else, it’s a great way to chat to new people in a really welcoming and relaxed environment. It’s super chilled out and so much fun.”

Another participant, Freya, posted on her Instagram about the event, “B&A social media day! I totally recommend Believe & Achieve to anyone who is 14-25 and has been affected by meningitis. I’ve met so many lovely people and started to make so many tiny but positive changes in my life!”