Get A–Head Social Silence

Posted by Anne-Marie on September 7, 2015

We’re going silent on the 16th September! (and we want you to too!)

Get A-Head would like to announce our Social Media campaign that we want YOU to be involved with! The Get A–Head social media silence is taking place on the 16th  September, where we, and a whole host of businesses and individuals, will not be posting on social media for a whole 24 hours.



Alice Sponsored Silence Nov 2014



The idea for the social silence was inspired by the story of Alice Bridge. In November 2014, Alice took part in a one day sponsored silence to raise money in memory of her family friend, Anne, who died of the rare form of Head & Neck Cancer, Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC).  Alice raised £300 for Get A-Head, and we were so impressed by her story that she is now fronting our social media campaign – our social media silence.



On the 16th September, Get A-Head would like to encourage people not to post on social media for 24 hours – using the hashtag #GAHSocialSilence to indicate you will not be posting on the day.

The social silence will help to raise awareness of the damaging effects of head and neck diseases. Some individuals may suffer from difficulties speaking due to their voicebox being removed.  Louise Newton, Charity Manager of Get A-Head, said this about why the social silence campaign will help raise awareness of individuals who suffer from head and neck diseases;

“In the work that we do, we see patients that lose their voice, which is just one of many devastating effects of head and neck cancer, which means their main means of communication is lost.  Individuals who contribute to  the one-day social media silence will gain an insight into what losing that ability to communicate can mean even for a short time.”

If you would like to get involved with the campaign, simply tweet that you will not be posting for 24 hours using the hash tag #GAHSocialSilence

To keep up to date with everything that is going on with the social silence, follow us on Twitter – @Get_AHead_Trust

Get A – Head have set up a fundraising text code for the campaign too, if you would like to donate. Just text SHHH24 £3 to 70070 to donate to Get A–Head.