Charity PACT team up with the media and creative industry at Women’s Voices event

Media Trust’s annual Women’s Voices Event celebrates International Women’s Day by bringing together over 130 media and creative industry volunteers to share their expertise with 30 charities that campaign, support and advocate for women and girls.

At the event, we connect each charity with a team of industry volunteers who have the combined skills to help them with their individual communications brief.

One of the charities receiving support at this year’s even was Parents and Children Together (PACT), who we paired with a team of volunteers from organisations including the BBC, Hearst Magazines UK, Clear Channel UK and leading agency Elvis Communications. The team were helping the charity to raise awareness of their women’s community project, Alana House.

The volunteers helping me were great and they really got the project as well

Overcoming barriers

Like many charities, one of the biggest challenges PACT faces is a lack of resources and funding. The charity’s Fundraising Manager, Lina Artunduaga (above), said: ‘As a small, local charity in Reading we face a lot of barriers to our marketing and communications.”

PACT with their team of volunteers at the 2019 event.

PACT with their team of volunteers at Women's Voices 2019.

“The experience [at Women’s Voices was] amazing. It exceeded my expectations. The volunteers helping me were great and they really got the project as well. To have them give me all of their attention, expertise and knowledge is incredible. They’ve told me practical things I can do without spending tonnes of money.”

It wasn’t just the charities who benefited from attending as many volunteers’ left feeling positive about how much they could contribute by sharing their skills.


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