Yes, it’s that time again, when the British Liver Trust (BLT) encourages us to ‘perk up our livers’ and raise money for vital research and support to help those suffering with liver disease, by holding a fundraising coffee morning!
If you’re a regular reader of our website news, you’ll remember us telling you about the devastating loss of our lovely colleague, Alex. Alex had an auto-immunity disorder that primarily affected his liver and at the age of just 25 he passed away, leaving behind his young bride and a big circle of family, friends and colleagues who live with the loss of him, every day.
According to statistics from the BLT, there has been a staggering 400% increase in liver disease in the UK over the past 50 years. It’s now the third leading disease for causing premature death and more than one in five of us is at risk of developing the condition.
But, it’s not all doom and gloom. The BLT can offer guidance and advice to help you love your liver!
For instance, did you know research has shown, that regularly drinking moderate amounts of coffee helps prevent liver damage and in some cases slow the progression of liver disease, however you choose to drink it, be that filtered, instant or espresso.
We’re supporting the BLT, just as they supported Alex and his family, so why not join us and pop in for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake? Our doors at Broadwater House, Broadwater Road, Romsey, SO51 8GT, will be open from 10.30 am to 1.00pm on Monday 30th October and everyone is welcome. Please don’t forget to bring a little money and your sweet tooth with you!
If you are unable to join us on Monday, but would like more information on the beneficial effects of coffee, please click here.
For more information on the work of the BLT and for any donations, please click here.
For more information on where to send your donations and to download a coffee break pack follow https://www.britishlivertrust.org.uk/
Interested in following the BLT on social media? It’s easy! Just use these: #perkupyourliver @livertrust.