“Winds of Change” blew over Portsmouth last Friday at the joint event we organised at the Anglican Cathedral together with Christian Aid, Oxfam and Save the Children to promote the Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign!
The day started with a “windmill making” workshop in the morning attended by pupils from Oaklands Secondary School in Waterlooville and Charter Academy in Portsmouth. The pupils unleashed their creativity and produced over 50 “spinning flowers” on the day, which we will take with us to the G8 mobilisation in London on 8 June, where they will be added to the huge installation which will form a powerful reminder of the two million children whose lives are lost because of hunger each year.
The Oaklands students were indeed very creative and also did a special “Michael Jackson style” dance in support of the campaign! Thank you so much!
After the workshop a simple bread and cheese lunch was served and whilst everybody enjoyed their food, representatives from the 4 agencies gave short talks about the 4 “big IFs” – the 4 issues the IF campaign is asking world leaders to take action on, i.e. aid, tax, land grabbing and transparency. Those were covered by Save the Children, Christian Aid, Oxfam and Cafod respectively.
The talks were attended by supporters of the 4 agencies and other groups in Portsmouth, and provided an opportunity to learn more about the campaign and how to get involved.
We particularly encouraged everyone to join us in London on 8 June and book a place on our Portsmouth coach – plenty of seats still available at only £15 each, under 14s go free!
The day ended with a photo opportunity (with IF banners and spinning flowers!) in the beautiful grounds of the Cathedral.
Thank you so much to all who take part – please spread the word about the campaign and we hope to see you all on 8 June!