The BTA and specialist health communications consultancy Evergreen PR were announced as the winner of two PRCA DARE Awards, for our campaign to increase funding into tinnitus research, at last night’s virtual ceremony.

Tinnitus ManifestoWe launched the Tinnitus Manifesto in February 2020 with support from politicians, academics and people with tinnitus, and the campaign has attracted more than 115,000 petition signatures and political commitment to review funding levels – from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, and Lord Bethell, the Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care.

The PRCA DARE Awards, by industry body the Public Relations Consultancy Association, strive to reward the very best PR and communications professionals across the UK, with the shortlists and winners agreed by a panel of highly-respected industry experts.

The campaign won Best Not For Profit and Best Public Affairs campaign in the North.

The Tinnitus Manifesto is an important campaign because it brought so many people together under the common purpose of increasing funding for tinnitus research - an often under-recognised condition that can cause significant mental health challenges for the millions who experience it. Thanks to our strategic communications campaign, this cause is now firmly on the agenda of the most senior politicians and medical research-funders in the UK.

Leigh Greenwood, Evergreen PR founder

This is great recognition for the Tinnitus Manifesto campaign and for the work done by Evergreen PR to help us deliver such a successful strategy. We’re excited about continuing the hard work and doing even more to support people with tinnitus at this challenging time.

David Stockdale, BTA Chief Executive

Support the campaign

You can show your support for our campaign to increase funding into tinnitus research by signing our petition to give people with tinnitus hope for a cure.