It’s July already and to most it means topping up on strawberries and cream, homing in on your tennis skills and tuning into Wimbledon 2020! But as Wimbledon has been cancelled this year, we thought why not create our own tournament while also raising awareness for Allergy Sufferers.

The Sadie Bristow Foundation has T-shirts which would usually be sold at events to help raise money for allergy testing and awareness, but with events being cancelled due to Covid-19, sales have been lower than usual. So in order to beat the Wimbledon blues, enter our T-shirt Design Competition where kids can design the back of a Sadie Bristow Foundation T-shirt for a chance to have their design printed and to win a Wilson Tennis Racquet! 

Download and print T-shirt template here

The Rules:
1. Download and print the t-shirt template and come up with your best designs!
2. Submit your entry by 8pm 12th July via email info@sadiebristowfoundation.org.uk or post on social media using #SBFwinbledon and tag @sadiebristowfoundation.
3. We will upload entries at the end of each week for followers to cast their vote
4. Top 3 entries will go to the final where the Trustrees will choose the winner on 31st July!

Prize:
Free T-shirt with your design + Wilson Tennis Racquet

The winning T-shirt design will also be available to pre-order with all money raised going to Thalina and others like her who need help to pay for allergy testing.

Terms & Conditions:

 

– Multiple entries are allowed but only 1 entry per person will be put forward for final selection by our trustees.
– Entries sent after 8pm on 12th July will not be included.
– Sorry, this competition is open to UK residents only.
– By entering this competition and sending your design by email you will be automatically subscribed to our monthly email newsletter but can unsubscribe at any time. If you would prefer not to be added to our mailing list please let us know when sending your entry.
– Those entering by email or social media must be over 18 or have permission to enter by a parent or guardian. The designs can of course be done by anyone of any age!

 

Thalina Houghton, our ambassador from Allergies In Bold, has been struggling with her allergies more recently. With the pollen counts high this has prevented her playing as much tennis as she would like. Allergy testing can be an important part of diagnoses often giving Dr’s vital information to understand more about triggers and to help manage them better. 

From Allergy UK’s site…

The UK has some of the highest prevalence rates of allergic conditions in the world, with over 20% of the population affected by one or more allergic disorder. (M. L. Levy, 2004)
A staggering 44% of British adults now suffer from at least one allergy and the number of sufferers is on the rise, growing by around 2 million between 2008 and 2009 alone. Almost half (48%) of sufferers have more than one allergy – that is around 10 million people (Foods Matter, 2010)
In the 20 years to 2012 there was a 615% increase in the rate of hospital admissions for anaphylaxis in the UK (Turner PJ, 2015)
The percentage of children diagnosed with allergic rhinitis and eczema have both trebled over the last 30 years (Gupta R, 2007).
In the UK, allergic diseases across all ages costs the NHS an estimated £900 million a year.