LET’S PAINT THE NATION RED!
For the second year running, ESN UK are working in collaboration with the British Heart Foundation, to take part in their Wear It. Beat It. campaign.
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) are a UK-based charity, whose mission is to win the fight against cardiovascular disease. BHF are the largest independent funder of research on heart disease, and hope that one day we will live in a world where people do not suffer or die prematurely from heart-related maladies. Want to learn more about the BHF’s life saving research? Learn more about them here on their website.
What, when and why?
Wear It. Beat It. is a fundraising campaign run by the BHF, this year taking place on the 9th June. There are businesses, organisations and general public taking part in it all around the country, and so could you! The aim is simple: to wear red and host or take part in a fundraising event. It’s a good way to have fun whilst also gaining funds for potentially life-saving research! If you want to find out more about the campaign itself, or even organise your own ‘Wear It. Beat It. event, you’ll find that this webpage has all the information.
ESN is committed to involving citizens in social action and volunteering activities during their mobility experience through its project, SocialErasmus. Our aim in working with the BHF is to encourage our members to foster change in society through volunteering, under the SocialErasmus cause of health.
Last year, ESN UK wore red at one of our annual training events, National Platform Hertfordshire, to raise money for the BHF as part of the Wear It. Beat It. campaign. This year we want to continue our work to help this amazing charity to save lives.
Can I get involved?
Sure, that’s easy! All you need to do is grab something red, whether it be a t-shirt, scarf, tie, socks or even your favourite lipstick, wear it on the 9th June, and upload a picture with the hashtag #WearItBeatIt
We would also greatly appreciate it if you could donate a few pennies on our JustGiving page and help us fight for every heartbeat!
Written by Bethan Weetch & Gemma Gray