Wear Red Day
2 Feb 2018
Wear Red Day
What is Wear Red Day?
This will be held on Friday 2nd February 2018 and the purpose is to help and support children and adults born with congenital heart disease. The purpose of this day is to wear red all day to help fundraise towards Children’s heart surgery fund. The fundraising will help fund ground breaking new equipment, resources, training and research as well as support for children and their families whenever they need it.
How can you get involved with Wear Red Day?
• Register for Wear Red Day
• Whether you’re at work, school, college, university or organising an event with friends and family, it’s easy to take part in #WearRedDay. All you need to do is wear red clothes.
• Text WEAR18 £5 to 70070 to donate £5
• Host a red bake sale, open a stand for your delicious treats
• Go on a sponsored walk.
• Get naturally red in the cheeks.
• Face painting red
• Guess how many red sweets are in a jar
• Simply wear red i.e. red tie, red socks, red scarf, red hat etc.
• Download posters to promote your fundraising
• Thank you poster to display your fundraising total
• Make a donation via Just Giving text CHSF with the amount you wish to donate 7070
• Joining their lottery to help improve the lives of over 10,000 children
To find out more information about how you can get involved visit https://chsf.org.uk/wear-red-day-2018/
To find out more information about ways to donate visit https://chsf.org.uk/get-involved/ways-to-donate/
The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund
They were established in 1988 by Duncan Walker, Children’s Heart Surgery Fund supports children and adults born with congenital heart defects and their families. This charity provides valuable equipment, resources, research and support service for children and their families.
To find out more information about the charity visit https://chsf.org.uk/about-us/
What is Congenital Heart Disease?
Congenital heart disease is a heart condition or defect that develops in the womb, before the baby is born. Congenital heart disease is a general term for a range of birth defects that affect the normal workings of the heart. The term congenital means the condition is present during birth. This is one of the most common types of birth defects affecting up to 9 in every 1,000 babies born in the UK.
What are the Risk factors of Congenital Heart Disease?
• Down syndrome
• The mother having certain infections such as rubella, during pregnancy
• The mother having poorly controlled type 1 or type 2 diabetes
• Other chromosome defects, where genes may be altered from normal and can be inherited
What are the Symptoms of Congenital Heart Disease?
• Rapid heartbeat
• Rapid breathing
• Excessive sweating
• Extreme tiredness and fatigue
• A blue tinge to the skin
• Tiredness and rapid breathing when a baby is feeding
To find out more information about congenital heart disease visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/congenital-heart-disease/