Dress down Fridays are simply the best, aren’t they? Here at GEAB we decided that rather going down the typical route, we are delighted to announce our new ‘charity of the month’ scheme.
Starting from this month, rather than simply just wearing clothes of our choice, each month we will handpick a charity to spotlight and donate to as a team. The main focus will be spreading awareness, while at the same time donating much-needed funds in the process.
This month we have decided on The Tuberous Sclerosis Association. For those who do not know, TSC is a genetic condition that can lead to growths in various organs of the body, but those most commonly affected are the brain, eyes, heart, kidney, skin and lungs.
These growths may also be referred to as tumours, but they are not cancerous. When they cause problems, it is mainly because of their size and where they are in the body.
The charity initially launched in 1977 with a membership of 50 families and funds of £25, the TSA now provide support to families affected by TS across the UK.
An estimated 1 million people world-wide are affected by TSC. Sufferers are normally diagnosed, very early in life whilst others may not be diagnosed until later childhood, adolescence or adulthood.
For more information about this cause and how to donate, click here.