Campaigns and Lobbying groups we are involved in
Below are some of the lobbying and campaigns we are involved in at the moment.
FREE Charles Byrne The Irish "Giant"
Please sign this petition below (if you agree with it) that I have started on behalf of the Tall Persons Club GB & Ireland.
Charles Byrne The Irish "Giant" was 7 foot 7 inches tall when he died at 22 years of age in 1783 of acromegalic gigantism. He had spent his whole life with people gawking at him and wanted to avoid this fate after he died. So he had arranged to be buried at sea to stop his body from being dug up and put on display. His body never made to sea, as it was intercepted on the way and has been on display at The Hunterian Museum for over 200 years.
No one should have this done to any of their body parts against their wishes. This is not just about Charles Byrne but about the hundreds of body parts that are on display in the UK without that person`s permission and often against their or their relatives wishes. I can understand that study of the body of Charles Byrne has helped in the study of the growth disorder acromegalic gigantism that he died from.
However I believe that MRI scans and bone and DNA samples would give the researchers and scientists what they would still need from his skeleton and these could be done and taken before the body is released. The body is not being used for science when it is being gawked at in a glass display, that is for sure!! I think that these days the body parts and skeletons can be reproduced by 3D printers and still left on display as a copy, but the body parts should be returned to their families or communities that they came from around the world. I think this solution works for everyone.
This petition would not only mean giving Charles Byrne back his dignity at long last, but would also help heal the wounds of many communities around the world whose loved one`s bodies were taken back to the UK and put ignominiously on public display against their wishes.
You need to be a UK resident or British Citizen to sign this petition
Please pass it on to all those who may be interested in this as we are rubbish with publicity
What’s the alTALLnative to LTS?
Whats the AlTALLnative to LTS is a Facebook group formed after it was announced Long Tall Sally was to close. we are helping with logistics (such as surveys) to support the group. Which has become an extremely valuable resource on where to get similar clothes to what LTS used to sell. It has developed into a very useful resource if you are looking for suitable clothes.
It also as acting as a voice for the needs of it`s nearly 4,000 mainly female members, and helps guide suitable retailers into providing the size and style of clothing that is needed for the very tall.
You can join this group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3140260522661124
Tall Beds Campaign
More info on this coming soon, but having a minimum size for a bed in hotels would be invaluable for us. Our friends at Bedstretch are helping us with this campaign
More longer trousers and Jeans for Larger Waists
While there are at least some trousers and jeans for tall people who are a "normal size" the very slim and fully built gents have very little choice indeed normally they have to get them made bespoke but this is of course very expensive. So our friends at Big Dude are trying to come up with some longer leg ranges for the larger gentlemen in conjunction with us. With some results available to buy in mid 202.