Yesterday a group of Bloggers and Vloggers went to London for a conference at the London headquarters of Save The Children. Save The Children is a charity close to my heart and one I support keenly. Many of you will remember being asked earlier in the year to click and sign (a two minute job) the No Child Is Born To Die petition, aimed at ensuring the right funding was given to ensure children in less fortunate countries were able to be given life-saving vaccinations. AND WE DID IT! Not closing the browser, signing and passing on, made the difference in saving millions of lives.
Now I’m asking for your help again.
A huge problem in Africa is the chronic lack of healthworkers, trained professionals who can help families and children on a daily basis, educating, caring and saving lives. Our own keen campaigner Christine Mosler (@ChristineMosler) and Liz Scarff from Save the Children will be attending the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday and they need help to pressure David Cameron to play his part in solving the health worker crisis.
They need 60,000 signatures to take with them, the total already received is £40k+ – they need your help!
Please take just two minutes to visit and sign and do your bit in ensuring that what is a completely avoidable loss of life doesn’t continue. If you don’t blog, you can help by signing, passing the link or this post on to your friends and contacts. If you do blog, see below for how YOU can make a difference.
The key to a campaign like this is awareness and the lovely Michelle from Mummy From The Heart has asked bloggers and vloggers to spread the news using their readership. A damn find idea. If you blog here is how you can help.
- Sign the petition!
- Why not take part in the challenge set by HelloItsGemma and Michelle ? They want (need) to see 100 posts of 100 words linked up here by Tuesday. If 100 bloggers write a post and encourage more signatures it will go a long way to obtaining those much needed remaining 20,000 signatures!
- Write your 100 words about a great health professional you have encountered in your life. Add a link to the petition and either link or add in some information from Save the Children about the #Healthworkers campaign.
- Link to bloggers and vloggers you know and encourage them to take part
- Spread the news on Facebook, Twitter, any way you can.