Don’t you just love bureaucracy? The hospital I attend has a specialist MS Physio, who runs a course for clients with MS (1 day per week for 6 weeks). Lots of handouts, including the full range of MS Society leaflets. Yes, one of the handouts does mention another organisation, and the MS Centres in our county, and all the local branches of the MS Society.
If you need the support of a local branch, what other organisation can offer this?
The problem with Facebook, is its terrible security. Apart from the fact that it is easy for some people to run hate campaigns on it, you cannot get personal data deleted. FB will tell you that it has been deleted, but it remains on their servers - just in a less accessible location. As a technophile, with almost 30 years computer experience, there is no way that I would open a FB account. At the other extreme, for some folk, FB IS their social life.
But, coming back to the original post. Do you want to promote your branch? Or, do you just want to get attention for the FB and Twitter pages? They are different goals. If you look at the MS Society [Near Me] tab, Telford is shown as having a branch, with “Club MS” for Shrewsbury and Telford. If Shrewsbury is a full-blown Branch - then:
- Get the Society to update it’s information.
- Use the local press and local radio to publicise your Branch.
Probably, you could join with Telford Branch to get some joint publicity. of course, while you are at it, you could ask the Society why the website they give for the Princess Royal Hospital, is actually the one for the Brighton and Sussex? get your local data right first, then use your local media, then work on the FB and Twitter pages.