While we’re very passionate about the work we do with music and technology, it’s also extremely important to us that we have a positive impact on our communities by actively supporting causes close to our hearts.
British Heart Foundation
Congenital Heart Defects are the most common form of birth defects in the UK, affecting one in every 125 babies born. In later life, Coronary Heart Disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. We support the British Heart Foundation’s cardiac research programs to improve survival rates and quality of life of those living with heart disease.
In June 2017, over the 5 hottest days of the year, some of our team kayaked the length of the River Thames (150 miles!) to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. The following year, we took part in the BHF’s London to Brighton cycle ride to raise further funds and awareness. In total, we’ve raised over £15,000 for the charity in the past 2 years and are only keen to do more.
Blood stocks worldwide are constantly running low. In the UK alone, over 6,000 donations are needed every day, yet thousands of donors drop off the register each year. We encourage anyone who can give blood to do so regularly: it’s quick, easy and a single donation can save up to three lives. In fact, we give our employees time off, in addition to their holiday allowance, to donate blood or platelets as often as they wish. Please consider giving blood and visit https://www.blood.co.uk/ or your local blood donation organisation.
If everyone was automatically opted in to be an organ donor, the government estimate it would save up to 700 lives in the UK alone each year. Most of us would accept an organ donation should we need it, yet every day thousands of critically ill people die waiting for an organ transplant due to the lack of donors on the register. That’s why we supported the British Heart Foundation in campaigning for a switch to an opt-out system and continue to encourage our team to become donors. Visit https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/ or your local donation organisation to find out more.