Workwise has certainly received its fair share of publicity over the past month of July 2012, with both newspapers and even a local radio station, reporting articles and features about Workwise, the work that the charity does, and its various causes.
On July 18th 2012, The East Anglian Daily Times newspaper published an article in their printed edition, entitled Highlighting the amazing activities on our doorsteps, about Workwise and some of its recent activities, including a visit to Workwise by representatives from the Baker Tilly Fund, the charitable funding wing of Baker Tilly, a leading national provider of accounting and national services, that also has regional offices in Bury St Edmunds.
Then on 20th July 2012, another local newspaper, The Bury Free Press carried a story in their printed edition, entitled Bank staff give Workwise a makeover, giving coverage to the NatWest volunteers visit to Workwise that had taken place earlier in the month. The same article later appeared in online form on the newspaper's website, on 26th July 2012.
Having issued a press release to the media, entitled Workwise leading by example with personalised budgets, Workwise then received more press coverage. On 24th July 2012, this story was covered by several different local newspapers (namely East Anglian Daily Times, Bury Mercury, Ipswich Star, and Hunts Post) in both their printed and online editions. all with the headline Bury St Edmunds: Mental health charity leading by example with budget initiative. This became the website front page headline for the Bury Mercury's online edition, for the day of publication.
Local radio station RWSfm had been in touch with Workwise, having been made aware of this coverage, and on the morning of July 25th 2012, Workwise's Personalisation Manager Suzanne Mildinhall, was interviewed by RWSfm station manager and presenter Julie MacLeod and her team. Suzanne spoke for about 5 minutes about who Workwise are, what we do, and the increased demand for our services.