Reaching out through the BBC Lifeline Appeal
Phab had the exciting opportunity to be the charity of the month featured on the BBC Lifeline Appeal, with a special programme about our work on BBC1 and BBC2 in March – with nearly one million people watching!
Well-known actor and President of Phab, Anita Dobson, provided the voice over for the film as well as being interviewed and recording a special message for all those calling the BBC to make a donation after the broadcast. Anita said “I was thrilled to be part of this exciting programme and we had such fun while filming with the members. It is a great opportunity to share Phab’s wonderful work with a large TV audience”.
The 9-minute programme included an interview with Phab member Natalie from Kenilworth Phab Club, followed the story of Caitlin and her brother Cameron during Phab’s exciting residential week at Avon Tyrrell last August and introduced young Khianna from Epping Forest Phab showing Anita her wheelchair dance moves at their club night!
As well as an amazing opportunity to raise the profile of Phab, the public were able to donate to Phab during the month following the broadcast via the BBC Audience Services telephone service and through the BBC Lifeline Appeal website – with altogether a generous £14,000 being raised!
We are most grateful to the BBC for providing this wonderful opportunity and to Anita and all those involved in making this very special film.
UPDATE: The programme is now available on the BBC's website here.
Behind the scenes of the shoot