We’re so fortunate to have such engaged corporate partners supporting our work. During Love Your Lungs Week they went the extra mile by donning something blue in our first ever Blues’day Tuesday.
On Tuesday 18th June our corporate partners showed their support for Love Your Lungs Week by dressing up in something blue for work in our first ever Blues’day Tuesday. All entrants paid £2 to take part with some companies even imposing fines on colleagues who forgot to wear something blue.
To help raise awareness of Love Your Lungs week they also shared photos on twitter of them in their Blues’day gear. Below are some of our favourite photos from the day:
The UKATA team were keen to don BLF t-shirts to show their support. UKATA are our latest mesothelioma patron and are a leading authority on asbestos training. They ensure that all members adhere to the highest standards of asbestos training and are determined to raise awareness of asbestos and promote safe working practice.
10,000 people get a new diagnosis of lung disease every week. Early and accurate diagnosis is critical. Many people with lung disease remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for years and only learn of their condition when it’s too late for effective treatment. #Loveyourlungsweek pic.twitter.com/duABZKE6Qs— UKATA (@UKATA_Official) June 23, 2019
My mHealth are proud members of our Industries’ Forum which is working alongside our Taskforce for Lung Health as we look to raise public awareness and improve lung health in England. My mHealth are a leading developer of patient apps which support people with lung conditions like asthma and COPD.
Hodge Jones & Allen
Our long-standing mesothelioma patron, Hodge Jones & Allen, displayed an impressive array of shades of blue in their Blues’day photo. Hodge Jones & Allen are a leading law firm which specialise in providing legal support for people with industry related lung-conditions such as asbestosis or mesothelioma.
It’s #Loveyourlungsweek! Our team wore blue today to raise much needed funds to support @lunguk. If you would like to get involved and support: https://t.co/0VEihiPjMp #CharityTuesday pic.twitter.com/cegIaU9Vw2— Hodge Jones & Allen (@hodgejonesallen) June 18, 2019
PARI Medical provide a range of medical devices such as nebulisers which support people with lung disease. Last year they ran a special anniversary t-shirt campaign to celebrate their 50th year donating £7,500 to help us support our work. They are also going to become the latest company to join our Living Well Alliance later this month.
Shield Environmental are supporting our mesothelioma research through the mesothelioma patron scheme. Shield are asbestos removal and surveyance specialists and as keen fundraisers were only keen to show get involved and show their support.
We’re dressing in blue to help @lunguk raise awareness of breathlessness for #Loveyourlungsweek. . If you’re worried take the BLF breath test https://t.co/yRerhLcypF #bluesday pic.twitter.com/EybZ7HmtYe— Shield Environmental (@Shield_UK) June 18, 2019
Boehringer Ingleheim are a leading pharmaceutical company who have been consistent supporters of our work for many years. They helped us develop our Stay Active, Stay Well DVD and are currently providing important insight as part of our Industries’ Forum as we build upon the recommendations that emerged from our Taskforce for Lung Health report.
As one of our long-standing mesothelioma patrons, Simpson Millar were only too keen to raise awareness by taking part in Blues'day. Simpson Millar are another law firm that specialise in providing legal advice and support to people with lung conditions such as mesothelioma.
Birchall Blackburn are a former mesothelioma patron that have supported us over a number of years. They offer legal expertise to people with lung conditions through the National Asbestos Helpline.
The personal injury team at GA Solicitors really enjoyed the opportunity to get into the Blues'day spirit. Based in Plymouth, GA Solicitors are part of our mesothelioma patron scheme and provide legal advice and representation to people across Plymouth and the South West who have mesothelioma and are considering making a claim.
National Asbestos Helpline
Today! We're supporting @lunguk by taking part in #BluesDay!— National Asbestos Helpline (@asbestos_help) June 18, 2019
We’re wearing blue to fundraise for the BLF to support the work they do to support those living with a lung condition #LoveYourLungsWeek pic.twitter.com/Q6dJ5LChqu
If you’d like to find out more about Blues’day and how your company can get involved next year then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our corporate team.
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