How charities have handled the heatwave

26 Jul 2019 Voices

We have all had to face the inescapable reality of the most recent heatwave. The public have dealt with the horror of shirtless commuters, melted pavements and sleepless nights. But, Twitter has offered some light relief– in the form of pet memes, dramatic red maps, spoof accounts and regular ice-cream reminders. 

Here are some of the best bits of charity content that were shared on Twitter:

OddBalls got on board with this controversial travel tactic.

MS Society UK recommended ice-cream consumption as the best way to combat heat.

The Prince’s Trust were on top of their gif game and alluded to its environmental concerns.


It even offered a haiku in umbrage to the hottest day on record:

Perhaps best of all, was the fact that animal charities had an excuse to post even more pictures of their fury friends. 

Here is Battersea’s dog picture – alongside some practical advice for keeping your dog cool.

Dog’s Trust offered a sure-fire way of letting your pet cool off.

And finally, here’s a little reminder to keep pets out of hot cars as illustrated by this post from the RSPCA.

Anyway, today we are back to ice-cream void offices and intermittent drizzle. Bring on the inevitable mayhem of next year's heatwave.


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