22 Jan BBC Radio
After our very successful first homeless drive, we decided to produce a video consisting of footage that we captured on the day. The video was then posted to YouTube and promoted on our Facebook page, where it received a brilliant response. So much so, that shortly after the New Year, BBC Radio contacted us asking whether we would be available to come on the Asian Network show to discuss our homeless drive and what we do as an organisation. This was important to us, after having started up less than a year ago at the time, we needed as much exposure as we could get and we were delighted to discover that it was the homeless drive video on Facebook that had reached the BBC team that made them contact us. On a cold morning in February, our homeless drive management team got together and travelled to the BBC radio studios where we talked with Sheetal Parmar in the studio about our aims as an organisation and more about how to homeless drive was planned and run. Throughout the show, we were receiving emails from various people tuning in, supporting our cause and inspired to want to get themselves or their children involved. The show had even attracted many other organisations to contact us regarding collaborations. Overall, I was very grateful for the opportunity because not only did it get TYP the exposure that if needed at the time to grow, but it also provided me with a chance to go on radio and speak about something that I was passionate about, which in itself was very exciting.