27 March 2009
Britain’s Got Talent finalists Escala are touring the UK this week to encourage people to get involved in Red Cross Appeal Week in May.The electric string quartet, whose debut album is released on 25 May, are visiting Red Cross projects across the UK, including the Options for Independence service near Glasgow, and will be using media appearances to ask members of the public to sign up and collect during Appeal Week (3-9 May).
The group also took part in a first aid training course last week, delivered by Joe Mulligan, British Red Cross head of first aid services.
Escala cellist Tasya Hodges said: “We’re all really looking forward to seeing some of the fantastic work the Red Cross does here in the UK. Red Cross Appeal Week is a brilliant opportunity for everyone to do their bit to make sure even more vulnerable people get the help they need – so sign up to collect, even if you can only spare a couple of hours!”
Red Cross Appeal Week is the British Red Cross’ annual fundraising week, held over the week of 8 May, the anniversary of the birth of Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross Movement.
Across the UK, people will be collecting money in their local area or organising fundraising events with friends or colleagues. Pledging as little as two hours of time to collect over the week could make a real difference to someone’s life.
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