This week’s Gallery post from Tara is “One day in August”, the day being Sunday 29th, because that was the day that 3 mummy bloggers left the safety of Britain, their homes and their family lives to venture to Bangladesh to try to change the world.
I took this photo today part way through removed my face mask. I can afford a face mask. I can spend 10 minutes lying on a comfy bed, listening to music, tweeting, enjoying those luxuries, and I do it while millions of children die purely because they live in poverty. Their parents don’t have the luxury of clean water or food, let alone 5 minutes to look after themselves, they spend every minute fighting to keep their children alive. Many of them fail.
I know I’m no doubt boring you with posts begging you to sign the petition to convince that LibDem idiot to make child mortality and maternal health a priority at the UN summit, but I don’t care! It’s important!
If you’ve got some spare pennies you can donate to Save the Children too, either in cash or by dropping off unwanted goods to their charity shops (obviously I’d quite like you to split your unwanted goods between them and Hope House but you know!)
Those of you cool enough to use twitter can of course get yourself a twibbon to tell everyone that you’re supporting the cause. There’s also a daily newspaper type thing that will keep you informed of all the Blogladesh goings on and you just need to go here to check that out and sign up. And if you’re feeling in the mood to badger someone it would be much appreciated if you could tweet any celebrities you follow to try to get them to retweet the #Blogladesh hashtag and the link to Save the Children.
#Blogladesh is using the power of social networking to spread the word so please blog about it, facebook about it, tweet about it, spread the word. Three mummy bloggers are trying to change the world, go help them!