THE chief executive of a Malton charity has been honoured for her skill in highlighting a devastating brain injury.

Dr Ava Easton, of the Encephalitis Society, was presented with an Inspiring Communicator Award by CharityComms last month.

The award is presented to leaders in the Third Sector who “demonstrate professionalism, expertise and are inspirational in their use of communications for a cause or charity”.

Dr Easton, who was one of 13 winners from the UK, said: “It was a great personal honour to receive this award. Raising awareness of encephalitis can take many forms, from social media posts and television interviews, through to writing academic research or speaking to health professionals at conferences around the world.

“I am very lucky to enjoy such a varied role where I can inform people about encephalitis and the award-winning work of the Encephalitis Society.”

This is the second award for Dr Easton who was recently named one of the Top 25 Social CEOs for her digital presence on Twitter.

The Encephalitis Society, which has its headquarters in Castlegate, Malton, provides support and information to people around the world who are affected by encephalitis, inflammation of the brain.

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