About us Our team Our Staff Emma Thorne WHAT DO YOU DO AT THE CHARITY? My role as Communications Assistant means I look after the day-to-day social media which includes creating new content and answering messages. I also edit some of the content that goes on the website and just generally chip in where I am needed. WHY DO YOU LIKE WORKING HERE? Working at the Encephalitis Society allows me to get involved with lots of different projects, meaning I’m not glued to social media all day. I also like going to work knowing that I have contributed to helping people from all over the world – and I have fun while doing it. TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF? Outside of work I run the University of York society that is paired with the blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan. If I’m not doing that I am usually being dragged around a museum by my partner. WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES THE ENCEPHALITIS SOCIETY MAKE IN YOUR OPINION? From the social media messages I see, it is obvious that the society makes people affected by encephalitis feel less alone, isolated and more informed about what they are experiencing.