Wear It. Beat It.
The British Heart Foundation created Wear It. Beat It. as a way of spreading awareness and bringing attention to the many heart diseases that affect up to 1 in 4 people in the UK. This charity revolves around raising money to help beat heart disease and to support those affected by it.
Today (the 5th February) is the day that is dedicated to all things red! Here at The Travel Visa Company we have made sure we wore at least one item of red clothing; from ties and shirts to socks and gloves we painted the office red! We also have some delicious home-made cupcakes generously made by Karen (our favourite MD!)
When you do Wear It. Beat It. for the BHF you’re helping to win the fight for every heartbeat by raising money for life saving research.
“Fight for every heartbeat.”
We have managed to raise £31.25 to date!
If you’d like to donate £3 to life saving research, text ‘RED’to 70060.
World Cancer Day
Yesterday (4th of February) marked the annual World Cancer Day. A day for everyone to come together and unite the world in the fight against cancer.
Currently, 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which, 4 million people die prematurely (aged 30 to 69 years). Already this year, we have unfortunately seen a number of famous faces lost to cancer such as David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Terry Wogan.
World Cancer day was not set up by a charity. The day came about in support of all the cancer charities out there. The day is not just to bring attention to cancer itself but to also bring attention to the people who are affected and the charities that care for these people.
The aim is to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action.
“Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.”