What they mean, in a nutshell, is that you – our lovely supporters – need to give us permission to keep in touch with you, and tell us what you want to hear about and how you’d like to hear it.
You can choose to hear about meningitis information (updates on the impact of the disease, vaccine programmes and research, for example); the support we offer (our Family Days and Believe and Achieve programme); and how you can support our work (through volunteering, campaigns, fundraising activities and taking part in our events).
Of course, you can choose one, two or all three of these topic areas, depending on what you’re most interested in.
Email, phone, text and post
You can elect to stay in touch by email, phone, text and post, or any combination of these - and if you’d rather not hear from us that’s okay too; we only want to contact you if you’re 100% happy with this.
If we don’t hear from you about your preferences though, we're afraid we’ll no longer be able to keep you updated about our activities. We’d be sad to lose you, especially if it was because you just hadn’t got around to it.
Only takes a minute
If all this sounds complicated, rest assured, it isn’t. It will take just a minute to let us know your preferences using our online form.
You may also receive a letter from us in the next few days, explaining what’s happening and the changes and what you need to do to stay in touch.
Either way, please, please do let us know.
We need you
We’re dedicated to the fight against meningitis, but it’s a fight we can’t win alone. We need you – our supporters.
Please stay in the fight and give us your permission to stay in touch.
As is currently the case, we promise to keep all your details securely and not share them with other organisations. You can, of course, choose to unsubscribe or change your preferences at any time.
“This is an important change affecting all organisations across the country, not just charities”, Mark Hunt, our Director of Communications said. “We want to make sure we get this right and bring as many of our supporters with us as we can.
“Please spend a few moments checking your contact details and your preferences so we can all be happy that you’re only getting the information you want to hear about.”
Thank you for your ongoing support and we look forward to keeping in touch.