Student’s work highlights local charity demand

Categories: School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

A School of Arts and Media student’s work has highlighted the importance of local charities during the pandemic.

Molly Goodwin

Second year broadcast journalism student Molly Goodwin created a radio package, which tells the story of Holly, a volunteer from Salford charity Society Inc.

Society Inc offers mentoring support services to locals going through hardship.

As told in Molly’s radio piece, Holly first started using the charity’s services after post-natal mental health issues. The charity helped her so much, that Holly herself joined Society Inc as a volunteer. But as the pandemic hit, she found that she needed extra support. The charity was able to provide her – alongside other Salford locals - with food parcels and practical advice.

Hear Molly's radio package

Molly first met one of the charity organisers at a networking event, pre-Covid-19, and then chased them up to see how the pandemic had affected their work.

Molly believes it’s important to make others aware of the services local charities are offering, especially throughout the pandemic.

She said: ‘It’s been said that lockdown can bring people together – you’re inside and you’re reflecting on what matters in life. But some people don’t have any support system, so drawing attention to these kinds of stories is crucial.’

Molly is now looking forward to her final year of university, with hopes of working within TV news. 

‘I came onto this course wanting to be a TV producer, series director or to edit TV programmes. Now I’ve tried my hand at radio, I have found that I enjoy that too. I’ve developed a versatile skill set since starting my degree, which I think will help me to land my dream job.’

View Molly’s portfolio, and some of her TV work

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