Touchdown goes a-head with summer sun safety fundraising event
Here at Touchdown PR, we are all about raising money and awareness for certain charities across the globe.
This month, due to the very common high temperatures in Austin and the very uncommon behaviour of the hot British weather, we decided to focus our fundraising efforts on a charity relevant to Summer Sun Safety Awareness Month.
Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and skin cancer is, unfortunately, one of the most commonly diagnosed health issues that occur as a result of long-term sun or UV exposure. Making sure you apply sun cream and wearing a hat are two ways you can help avoid overexposure to the sun’s rays. To raise awareness of how to stay safe while still having fun in the sun, on Friday 10th August the US and UK teams wore their craziest, silliest, funkiest summer hats to work! Woolly hats, builders’ hats and witches’ hats made an appearance along with two very unique homemade hats, which of course won ‘Hat of the Day’ in each region.
The UK team chose to support the local Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Service at the Royal Surrey Hospital, and the US team sent their donations to The Shade Project, Austin. In total, the team raised nearly $40/£40 for each charity with thanks to the Touchdown Charity Match scheme, where Touchdown promises to match whatever you have raised making the final amount double the original funds raised.
Our thinking caps are already on for our next fundraiser!