Diagnose Malawi: Are you dancing? We are asking!


We are delighted to confirm the Diagnose Malawi fundraiser event on 27th August will be supported by wonderful Leith Labs. We will be at Ocean Terminal from 11:30-4pm, and have some great activities lined up! The day will start with a performance by Zawadi Women’s Choir, then we will have lots of exciting activities for you to take part in, including our Haemophilia Blood Doctor Crime Scene (aka Murder in the Mall?), an African Dance class, a chance to learn about breakdancing, and science and art workshops.

We would love you to be part of this event, whether it is helping us collect on the day, spreading the word, doing a sponsored dance (oh, yes!), or helping out at the crime scene. Just get in touch with Emma (emma@haemophilia.scot / 0131 281 0857) if you would like to be involved. You can also just turn up on the day, join in activities or pay by any donation possible for the dance class.

If you would like to take part in the sponsored African dance at 1:30, go to our just giving page: https://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/haemophilia-scotland/malawi. The dance session will last for 45mins, will be suitable for all levels and will be in a public space!  However, remember that everyone’s experience of their bleeding disorder is different and no one knows your body better than you do.  While staying active is very important in the management of bleeding disorders you should assess the risks before trying any new activity.  If you would like to trying dancing at the event please consider treating before coming along and speaking to your Haemophilia Centre about the risks.

And just to get you in the mood, here is Hemaware’s article on hip hop and haemophilia: http://www.hemaware.org/story/motion-lotion