Creature Courage and Adrian Adams head of the British Heart Foundation Face A Fear Campaign were fortunate enough to get onto Sky Sunrise News for a quick interview to raise awareness and it was a lot of fun! Though not everyone was a fan of the spiders…. (yes there are spiders in this clip so be warned!)
We were recently asked by the British Heart Foundation to help support them with their new ‘Face a Fear Campaign’ to raise money for people suffering from heart and circulatory disease and we could not be more excited to take part! We recently had someone do a Spider Courage Experience workshop to get over their fear of spiders to raise money for a local hospice and it was very successful. The campaign is encouraging people to face a fear this summer and turn ‘courage into cash.’ Their new Face A Fear Website explains: ‘Heart and circulatory diseases kill 1 in 4 people in the UK. If we are going to beat heartbreak from these diseases, we need to be brave. Really brave. This July, show just how brave you are by getting sponsored to face your biggest fear. The money you raise will help fund our life-saving research into cures and treatments for heart and circulatory diseases. With your help, we can protect the people you love. Your parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents and closest friends.’ The British Heart Foundation recently did a survey comparing more traditional phobias with more modern phobias and the results were surprising. Modern phobias are creeping into people’s lives, leaving them scared stiff, according to the British Heart Foundation with half (50%) of UK residents admitting they would have a worse quality of life if they were without phone signal for a month than if they were forced to live with clowns (1). The heart research charity has released the statistics to encourage people to sign up to Face a Fear this June and combat their biggest phobia by the end of July. More traditional fears like spiders (28%), heights (28%) and snakes (20%) still leave us quaking. But The BHF discovered that over half (55%) of UK residents suffer from at least one modern phobia. The most likely to give people nightmares are:
- Phone running out of battery (19%)
- Missing a flight (18%)
- Having no WIFI access (15%)
- Sending a text to the wrong person (15%)
- A fifth of people (20%) admitted they would rather be locked in a room full of creepy crawlies for an hour than have no likes on their social media posts for an entire year.
- Around half (45%) of people shockingly revealed they would rather hold a spider for an hour than have no WIFI for a month.
- A fifth of UK residents confessed they are scared of bees and wasps (18%) and confined spaces (15%). But just as many people fear their phone running out of battery (19%) and missing a flight (18%).