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Charity launches promotional bid after saving journalists from homelessness

Ella BramleyThe Journalists’ Charity has launched a new drive aimed at boosting awareness of its work among journalists.

The charity, which supports journalists in times of financial hardship, is aiming to highlight the support it offers after helping hundreds of people affected by the impact of coronavirus.

In several cases, its work has prevented journalists and their families from being made homeless.

The campaign will see outreach officer Ellen Bramley focus on meeting journalists working across the sector to boost understanding of how the organisation helps.

Ella, pictured, has recently joined the charity from the Society of Editors.

Charity chief executive James Brindle told the SoE: “Even though the restrictions imposed by Covid-19 make it harder to meet face-to-face in the workplace, we can’t sit around and wait for things to change when journalists need our help now.

“We’re going to do whatever we can to spread the word about what we do – whether that’s via physical contact or through virtual means.

“Since the beginning of lockdown, the charity has taken every opportunity to champion the role of journalists and journalism and as always, we stand ready to give assistance.

“That’s why it’s so important we get our message out so journalists know we’re there for them.

“I’m delighted to welcome Ellen to the charity, she’s passionate about journalism and focussed on raising our profile to allow us to offer more help and support to the journalists who need us.”