DON’T WORRY – WE DON’T WANT YOUR MONEY
We are fully aware how difficult life is for students, so we don’t want your money. But we do want you to know that we exist to support journalists when they fall into difficulties. As students, you do not qualify for benefits from the charity yet – but once you have worked for at least two years, with journalism as your main source of income, then you do qualify for our help.
So we are offering all students on accredited journalism courses the chance to sign up to receive news and information from the charity. Just fill in the details below and we will send you email updates – and we promise we won’t pass on the information to anyone else.
SO….JUST A BIT ABOUT US
The Journalists’ Charity was founded in 1864 by, among others, Charles Dickens. Today it is the leading charity for all journalists and their dependants in all media. It is run by journalists for journalists.
It may not seem relevant just now, but we run our own high-dependency units, care and retirement homes at Dorking in Surrey.
We also distribute grants and other forms of financial assistance for those in need. Last year we paid out nearly £400,000 in more than 175 cases. In the current financial climate, more and more people are calling on us for help.
“Words cannot express my appreciation. Please accept my heartfelt thanks . Your help and support at this difficult time will never be forgotten.”
Letter from grant recipient December 2011
It is estimated that there are 100,000 working journalists in the UK and Ireland, yet fewer than 4,000 currently support their charity. That is why we are contacting students to make them aware of the help we can give those who choose journalism as a career.
You may even think you can offer a little time to help your nearest branch of the charity (details on our website) in their fundraising events.