Wear Red Day 2019: Press Round-up

Here’s just some of the brilliant press coverage we received around this year’s Wear Red Day!

Metro newspaper
3 half-page “Wear Red for Ruby” articles in the run-up to Wear Red Day (see above)

Leeds Yorkshire Evening Post
Brave Ruby is joined by Leeds United’s Stuart Dallas on walk for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund
https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/health/brave-ruby-is-joined-by-leeds-united-s-stuart-dallas-on-walk-for-children-s-heart-surgery-fund-1-9571742

Bradford Telegraph & Argus
Housing Staff see red – and are delighted & buildings turn red for Wear Red Day
https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/keighleynews/17409277.housing-staff-see-red-and-are-delighted/
https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/17369117.city-hall-and-mirror-pool-to-turn-red-for-heart-surgery-charity/

Smalltalk magazine
Young Ruby shows real character in her recovery to help heart charity
https://smalltalkmag.co.uk/young-ruby-shows-real-character-in-her-recovery-with-the-help-of-heart-charity-chsf/

Rotherham Advertiser
Herringthorpe mum urges people to wear red and help more children with congenital heart disease
https://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,herringthorpe-mum-urges-people-to-wear-red-and-help-more-children-with-cong_30556.htm

York Press
Louis Moore’s life transformed after heart operations
https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/17369700.louis-moores-life-transformed-after-heart-operations/

Barnsley Chronicle
‘Huge relief’ as baby Hugo battles on after heart op (featuring CHSF Ambassador, Dickie Bird!)
https://www.barnsleychronicle.com/article/huge-relief-as-baby-hugo-battles-on-after-heart-op

Yorkshire Times
Wear Red Day feature
http://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/family#Wear-Red-Day

S4C (welsh language television)
#WearRedDay is the first feature in the opening titles, name-checked as “Cronfa Llawfeddygaeth y Galon Plant” (CHSF in Welsh)
At 9 mins: Full feature with finalists of Miss Wales 2019 – fashion piece on Red outfits for #WearRedDay
https://www.s4c.cymru/clic/programme/797797717

Latestly
We were even featured on this US blog about Wear Red Day globally
https://www.latestly.com/world/what-is-national-wear-red-day-know-when-and-why-is-this-day-observed-in-us-619255.html

Thank you!

A huge thanks to everyone who has helped out with raising awareness for congenital heart disease and Children’s Heart Surgery Fund.

That includes everyone who has taken part in fundraising over the years – it’s #BecauseofYou that the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit continues its fabulous work and keeps us one step ahead of CHD.

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