National Wear Red Day for The British Heart Foundation

Feb. 22, 2012 by poppy in Events

We are very very excited to be supporting the British Heart Foundation's Red for Heart campaign this February, and we'd like to cordially invite you all (yes, even you at the back) to wear red this Friday for National Wear Red Day.

Yep, on Friday 24th of February we want WIWT to become a sea of red outfits. Whether it's red jeans or a red dress or red trainers or red soled Loubies (jel!) - we want you to play a part and support this fab event.

Now I'm sure you all know that heart disease is a serious issue in the UK (and beyond!) but you may not realise that heart and circulatory disease is the UK’s biggest killer. It kills one in three men and one in three women. It kills three times more women than breast cancer. Whilst I appreciate it's not a gruesome competition, I know there are plenty of women who don't think heart disease is something they need to worry about. But unfortunately, it is.

BUT by turning red this Friday, you really can help the British Heart Foundation to reduce these numbers.

As part of National Heart Month, the nation’s heart charity is calling on the UK to help raise valuable money for its fight against heart disease. The British Heart Foundation is dedicated to saving lives through pioneering research, patient care, campaigning for change and by providing vital information. But they urgently need help and they rely on donations of time and money to continue their life-saving work.

So this Friday, please wear red and show it off on WIWT. Then, when you've uploaded your red outfit, please donate a couple of quid to The British Heart Foundation by texting WIWT24 £2 to 70070. You can donate more of course, you can donate any amount you like (but round to the nearest pound, please) by changing the amount in the text e.g WIWT24 £5 or WIWT24 £10 or WIWT24 £200 (if you're feeling particularly generous). The money will come off your phone bill and go straight to The British Heart Foundation to support their life-saving work. Clever, huh?

We can't WAIT to see your red outfits - a la BHF Supporter Rachel Stevens below - so please tell all your friends and support this wonderful cause.

It will be like Mufti Day! But online and you don't have to sit through Maths. (Unless you're a WIWT-er who is still at school, in which case we apologise - you still have to sit through Maths)