Save the Children – Sign Now. Click and #PassItOn

Being a very new blogger I was somewhat nervous when I got tagged for the very first time.  It came from Alyson over at @AlysonsBlog and is actually one of the best tags out there for a very good cause; the Save the Children organisation.

World leaders have 4 hours to save 4 million children’s lives. On June 13 the UK is hosting a half day global vaccination summit in London where world leaders and decision makers will decide how to get vaccines to the world’s poorest children.

(Quote take directly from the Save the Children Website)

People from the UK, USA and other modern countries will know and will have experienced the joys and comfort of modern medicine, treatments and the vaccines children are given to give them the best start in life.  As we all know, this is sadly not the case for children in some parts of the world.  The conference on the 13th June aims to discuss how to improve this situation and hopefully, come to a successful action plan for those that need it.

Some of you will know my niece recently contracted Pneumonia, and whilst I’m not going to cover any part of that here, I will say that something like that really REALLY scares the hell out of you and makes you not only appreciate the very fast treatment we have access to, but also the care of Doctors, consultants and aftercare we get.

This is not something others can take for granted.  According to the Save The Children Website, the reality is that 1 in 5 children receives no vaccine at all.

Please Sign the Save the Children Petition Here and Pass It On

1)  Get your child to either draw or craft a self-portrait of themselves  now or in the future, perhaps imagining what they will look like or what  they might do.
2) Sign the Save the Children petition and share news of it with your friends.
3) Come back and join the linky on Josie’s Sleep is for the Weak blog or over at Red Ted Art.
4) Tag 8 bloggers to do the same.
Here Goes:
(Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a child to draw a picture! My Little One is 5 months.  My niece is currently ill and my nephew is staying with his Gran so I have run out of tiddly winks for a while.  As its such an important cause I wanted to post anyway!)
Lastly, you can read about how a vaccine is transported from cold stores to where its needed in the sweltering heat in Mozambique. Chris Mosley, Lindsay Atkin and Tracey Cheetham are 3 bloggers are currently on this journey.  Updates of their trip are on Facebook and can be found here
Please sign and #PassItOn!!

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