Fortune Cookie hosts Media Trust Web Surgery - assisting charities with their online communications.

The Media Trust, which helps its fellow charities with their communications needs, will stage its next Web Surgery event on 28 June 2005 at Fortune Cookie’s London offices. The Media Trust runs more than 150 training events annually to share knowledge, ideas and expertise amongst non-profit organisations.

Charities that have attended Media Trust web surgeries include the RNID, NSPCC, Princes Trust, Race Equality Network, St Mungo’s, Charities Aid Foundation and the Social Care Institute for Excellence.

The half-day web surgery on 28 June will give charities the chance to have their website assessed by a panel of industry experts from Fortune Cookie. The panel will provide an overview of good practice in website design and management and give tailored advice on a wide range of issues specific to each organisation. All Media Trust advisors are volunteers and give up their own time to contribute to the surgeries.

“We are delighted to host this event,” said Justin Cooke, managing director of Fortune Cookie. “Fortune Cookie has a corporate social responsibility policy of promoting social inclusion through the web and has been working with the Media Trust since 2002. Our relationship allows us to use our skills to help charities communicate more effectively online and reach a wider audience with their message. It’s also useful for us as an organisation to learn about the challenges facing the not-for-profit sector along the way."

"Our work with Fortune Cookie is a great way for not-for-profit organisations to learn from professionals they would never otherwise have the opportunity to meet," said Caroline Diehl, chief executive of the Media Trust. "The hands-on, practical advice given in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere by advisors at web surgeries is invaluable."

The Media Trust is a registered charity which aims to help other charities with their communications and runs training events across the country, including seminars, workshops and surgeries.

For more information on attending The Media Trust Web Surgery please contact Sarah Annable on or 020 7874 7600.

If you represent a charity and would like to have an informal discussion about particular online issues facing your organisation please contact Catherine Ward-Brown on 020 7843 6755 or Email

Published on: 12:00AM on 9th May 2005