Sunday, 29 May 2011

A Request...

I am not very good at doing Meme's... I intend to do them obviously, but then I often forget, for which I apologise! Tagged by Hello Its Gemma and Mari's World, this was a Meme I couldn't just forget about however.

I was woken unfeasibly early by two small people this morning, and as I sat watching them play, I realise how lucky I am to have two healthy children, and how lucky they are to have been born into a part of the world where vaccinations are taken for granted. One in five children won't have any vaccinations at all, unless something is done about it. On June the 13th, David Cameron is hosting a Global Vaccination Summit in London, which will be attended by many World Leaders. As part of their No Child is Born to Die campaign, Save the Children want as many people as possible to sign a petition, to hopefully ensure that the funding shortfall for vaccinations (4.7 billion) is met by all the donor countries. 8 million chilren under the age of 5 die every year from preventable illnesses, what price a life?

Having been away, I have come incredibly late to this, and the last date to sign this petition is actually today, the 29th May. Therefore, I am not going to tag any further bloggers, but suffice to say there's still plenty of time to add signatures to the petition, and if you would like to join in with this then please do the following: -

1. Ask your child/children to draw a picture of themselves either now or in the future.

2. Blog about it and include details of the campaign and the petition, then visit Red Ted Art to link up and view other entries.

This is my son's self portrait. He is obviously the smaller one of the two figures. I give no prizes for guessing who the other figure is supposed to be!!!


  1. *chuckle* that is hilarious! Your son is very clever and as an eye for, erm, detail.

    Thank you for supporting Save The Children and this Meme. Your support is very much appreciated!


  2. Hmmm... hilarious indeed (little toad!)... this was done as part of his homework recently for school. The teachers all thought it was hilarious and stuck it up outside the classroom door!!

    You are very welcome anyway, it's a fantastic cause!

    Emma :)


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