18 December 2001
Get Shirty for Charity and make a bid for an exclusive T-shirt for a T-rrific cause.
Leading medical research charity Action Research has 26 baby T-shirts up for grabs, which have all been specially customised by a host of celebrities.
High-profile figures who have kindly added their signature, doodle, and artistic talents include Lorraine Kelly, Carol Smillie, Zoe Ball and Norman Cook.
Acclaimed musician Phil Collins has drawn his beloved drum kit, well-loved actor David Jason has used his Only Fools and Horses catch phrase ‘Luvvly Jubbly’, whereas sharp comedian Jack Dee simply asks: ‘What are you looking at?’!
Kindly donated by BHS, all the T-shirts are made to fit babies of either 3-6 months, 6-9 months, or 9-12 months, and have been designed my famous mums, dads, or grandparents, or in some cases their own children.
All the T-shirts are in aid of Action Research’s 50th Anniversary Touching Lives Appeal, which aims to raise £2.5m in 2002 – 50 years after the charity was first founded.
Action Research currently funds more than 160 research projects. A vast proportion of its work focuses on pregnancy, babies and children – including meningitis, premature birth, epilepsy and diabetes.
Simon Moore, chief executive of Action Research said: ‘The New Year is always a time for new beginnings and hope for the future. It would be wonderful if people could make a New Year’s resolution to help give babies the best start in life, by bidding for their favourite T-shirt.’
The T-shirts were unveiled during a recent anniversary launch in Belfast, where they were displayed on a washing line to highlight the fact they are online for auction, between December 20 and midday January 11th.
Medical breakthroughs like playing an integral part in the development of Britain’s first polio vaccine and ultrasound scanning in pregnancy are thanks to Action Research. Will you help us take this commitment even further?
For more media information please contact Nicole Duckworth in the Action Research press office on 01403 210406, or email: email@example.com