May 13, 2020

HEART AT HOME: “THANK YOU” FOR PROTECTING THE MOST VULNERABLE

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Home is where the heart is

Download free ‘works of heart’ here, share them on social media & put them in your windows at home

We are delighted to share our new campaign, HEART AT HOMEWORKS OF HEART BY LEADING ARTISTS AND ILLUSTRATORS TO SAY “THANK YOU” FOR STAYING AT HOME AND PROTECTING THE MOST VULNERABLE

Although the lockdown may be easing a little for some, the government directive is that there will be NO change for the many people who are most vulnerable to the disease and who are therefore “shielding”. People with suppressed immune systems are sheltering in isolation because they are particularly at risk from COVID-19. Of these people, those who need or have received organ transplants are classified by the government as the most vulnerable of all.

Team Margot, Giving to help othersLive Life Give Life and All Good Co. (CIC) supported by NHS Blood and Transplant, have started a project called ‘Heart At Home to say a very big “thank you” to everyone for protecting the most vulnerable.

Over 50 renowned artists and illustrators have each generously donated a unique ‘Work of Heart’, depicting their perspective on self-isolating at home. Each scene is set in the shape of an anatomical heart. The objective of the campaign is to get people to share their favourite heart on social media to spread the message of gratitude on behalf of the vulnerable. We have also created a ‘shielding heart poster’ that can be placed in the window of a home to alert neighbours, visitors and delivery services that a vulnerable person lives there.

While we’re still all inside, it’s a good time to remember it’s what’s inside that counts.
After all, home is where the heart is.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support.

Stay safe and well.

Team Margot
Together, saving lives

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Ways you can help:

  1. Shielding poster

    If you have a vulnerable person in your household, print out this shielding poster and put it up in your window

    Choose your favourite heart from heartathome.org and share it on social media with a message of gratitude to everyone for self-isolating.

  2. If you have a vulnerable person in your household, print out the shielding poster here and put it up in your window. We’d love you to film it and share it on your Instagram or Facebook stories. Please tag @teammargot so that we can re-share it.
  3. Anyone can submit a Work of Heart, click the Give a Heart button here or at the website and upload yours.
  4. If you know anyone in radio, TV, digital or print media or even a popular blogger, please share the press kits on the Contact & Press page on heartathome.org and share it with them. We would love as much coverage as possible 🙏 All press material – including the official press release as well as images –  is available for download here.
  5. Have the “organ donation conversation” with your family & loved ones. Find out why it’s important to have the conversation here. You might also find it helps to use our Family Information Sheet on givingtohelpothers.org

The law around organ donation is changing in England on the 20th of May 2020, but your family still hold the final decision, and less than half of families agree to donation going ahead if they are unaware of their loved one’s decision to be a donor. 

Campaign Website: HeartAtHome.org

Husband to Vicki and father to Oscar (2007), Rufus (2008), Digby (2015), Humphrey (2017) & Margot (2012-2014)

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