As you know, Graham and I started up a support website for parents and carers of children with additional needs, and in January we gained charitable status from the Office of Scottish Charities Regulator. I contacted the local press to let them know and they only got back to me about it last week. So I told the reporter all the info she needed, a wee bit of back story, what our hopes are for the site, what the charitable status means for us etc etc.
They were sending a photographer out on Saturday morning to take pics of us all, but I called and asked them to reschedule as Scott was at his dad's on Saturday and they said they would get back to me. BUT they didn't bother, they ran the story in last night's Evening Express and I'm so upset, and quite a bit angry too.
They got a lot of the information wrong, didn't mention a lot of the important information I gave them, and the final slap in the face was the fact that they used a picture they had taken 2 years ago of Willow and I. Now you might be thinking - hey that's not so bad really - but the photo was taken after Graham's bank card was cloned and they ran a story about it and the photographer had told me to look p***ed off and angry. SO its hardly the best picture to encourage potential members to join the website as I look like this awful bad-tempered harridan.
I have also been told that the city edition of the paper didn't include the website address - so that was a complete waste of time.
Needless to say, I'm busy composing a rather acerbic email to the reporter and the editor.