How you can help Lancaster charity win major film award


November 21, 2019

A Lancaster charity needs your help to win a major film award.

Neuro Drop In has entered a short promotional video into the 2019 Charity Film Awards and voting is open to the public now.

The charity helps people and families affected by any neurological condition, including Multiple Sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinsons, stroke, epilepsy, demential, cerebral palsy, Huntington's and acquired brain injury. 

The film called 'Together Better' was produced by film-maker Rachel Gibson, a trustee of Neuro Drop In.

Rachel discovered Neuro Drop In after being treated for a brain tumour.

She said working on the video helped her to remember film-making skills after she had surgery.

"Before my treatment I had been producing promotional programmes for businesses for over 20 years," said Rachel.

"After the shock of the diagnosis and the radio surgery I found that I'd forgotten the basics of production. Things that had been second nature to me for so many years

"I found out about Neuro Drop In and nervously offered to produce some programmes for them. I hoped it would aid my recovery by helping me remember how to make programmes, and provide the charity with some promotional material to communicate why members find the centre so beneficial."

The programme was originally made to help raise money for the charity at their Hollywood Ball last year.

It features interviews with the founder, Sharon Jackson, and several people who visit the Lancaster centre on a regular basis.

Sharon started the charity in 2011 after her own diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. 

"We have entered the Charity Film Awards to raise the profile of Neuro Drop In and reach out to people who may need us," said Sharon.

To watch the film and vote for it please visit charityfilmawards.com/videos/together-better.

Voting closes on December 1.