I don't usually run competitions but I was delighted to be asked to be involved in the British Heart Foundation's Rock Up in Red campaign. On 1 February 2013, to kick off National Heart Month, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) is asking the great British public to Rock Up In Red and join the fight against heart disease.
Whether it’s dying your hair red, donning a red tie or a red scarf or going all out and rocking a top to toe red outfit, the BHF is urging people across the UK to organise a Rock Up In Red day at work, school or in your local community to raise funds that will go directly towards vital research, support and care for those suffering with heart and circulatory disease.
A cause really close to my heart having lost two grandparents to heart disease. Heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer kills one in six men and one in nine women and is responsible for almost 80,000 deaths in the UK each year, an average of 220 people each day.
Radley are also joining the party and have donated a limited edition cross body bag for the Competition Prize.
To enter the Competition it couldn't be simpler. If you could email me (email@example.com) a photo of yourself dressed up in red - doesn't have to be head to toe, can be an outfit, accessory or hairstyle - a nod to the theme Rock Up in Red - and (or I can do it for you!) upload to Instagram with the hashtags #rockupinred #dmbl40 (so I can find you!). If you could also post your photos to Twitter with the same hashtags, that would be great. The more the merrier - it really is such an important cause. The competition is open from today and closes on Friday 18th Jan. The prize will be awarded to my favourite Rock up in Red photo.
Another way to get involved (and to get the best usage out of your red outfit!) is to also encourage your colleagues, friends or pupils to wear something red, have fun and make a donation. A workplace, group or organisation can Rock Up In Red and give £2 each – or schools can do it for £1 per pupil. I think I'm going to have a Coffee Morning with everyone encouraged to Rock Up in Red and make a donation. There will be pics.
To make it all a tiny bit easier for us (and a great excuse to shop) I'll be doing a red themed post in the next couple of days.
Off to plan my outfit!
Off to plan my outfit!
Below are T&C's. Do email me with any further questions.
Rock Up In Red – Blog Competition Terms and Conditions1. The Promoter is doesmybumlook40.blogspot.com.2. Entrants must be aged 18 or over and a UK resident. Only one entry per person.3. The competition opens on Friday 4th January and closes at midnight on Friday 18th January, all entries must be submitted within these dates to be eligible to win.4. The prize is a Radley handbag, no purchase necessary.5. There is only one Radley handbag per winner.6. The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and subject to availability. The Promoter reserves the right to change the prize or cancel the draw at any time.7. The Promoter's decision is final and binding in all matters.8. The winner will be judged by the Promoter and the judge’s decision is final.9. Only the winner will be notified.10. All BHF employees, associates and direct suppliers are ineligible to enter.11. If the winner cannot be contacted by midnight, 18th February 2013, the Promoter reserves the right to select a substitute winner.12. The Promoter will not be responsible for any delay or failure to submit entries before the competition closing date.13. The name of the winner will notified by the Promoter after the competition closing date.14. Entry into the competition will be deemed to constitute acceptance of these terms and conditions.15. Any data collected is for prize draw purposes and to contact and notify the winner only.