Bowel Cancer Guernsey is inviting islanders to don their loudest tie or scarf on Friday 26th January when it will be hosting ‘Loud Tie Day’ to help raise awareness of bowel cancer and generate some much-needed funds.
Schoolchildren, office workers, retailers, tradesmen, public figures and even local celebrities are encouraged to wear their most colourful neckwear while making a donation to the charity for the privilege.
The event, which is returning for the first time since 2014, is back by popular demand after research by Bowel Cancer Guernsey highlighted that locals considered it one of the charity’s most memorable fundraising initiatives to date.
Anne Brouard from Bowel Cancer Guernsey, said: ‘We’re thrilled to be bringing Loud Tie Day back for 2017! We were very interested to learn that it struck such a chord with islanders and hope that this year we can persuade even more people to join in. We’re looking forward to seeing some colourful neckwear on display at the end of the month and encourage everyone to get involved for such an important cause.
‘We hope everyone will have a rummage in their wardrobes or at one of the island’s charity shops and find a really bright tie or scarf. That will help us get islanders thinking about bowel health.’
Bowel Cancer Guernsey is committed to improving awareness of Bowel Cancer across the Bailiwick by spreading the message that understanding the risks, symptoms and early treatment can save lives.
The charity hopes that workplaces get behind the initiative and encourage their employees to get involved. ‘In the past, people have had a lot of fun with this event. From holding a ‘loudest tie and silly scarf competition’ at work to sponsoring your boss to wear something snazzy for his or her day of meetings.’
Bowel Cancer Guernsey has an official tie and scarf for sale with a design inspired by the view over Belgrave Bay. Both the ties (£7) and scarves (£10) are available for purchase from Black Vanilla’s offices, 7&8 The Grange.
What to do on Loud Tie Day
- Ask friends and colleagues to wear as loud a tie or scarf as they have
- Hold a loud tie competition
- Have a raffle to win a tie
- Have a three legged race using a loud tie
- Just dress down and give a donation to Bowel Cancer Guernsey
- Tweet a selfie of you, your work colleagues or class mates in a loud tie to @BowelCancerGsy #LoudTie18
- Send photographs to our Facebook page – @BCancerGuernsey
- Sign up to be a friend of Bowel Cancer Guernsey
Monies raised and donations
Donations can be made online to giving.gg Loud Tie Day 2017 or by cheque made payable to ‘Bowel Cancer Guernsey’ and sent to Le Pignon, Longs Camps, St Sampsons, GY2 4UQ.