We’re very pleased to report that the Million Mums Campaign of the White Ribbon Alliance proved to be a big success at this year’s Festival, with more than 10,000 Festival goers adding their names to the campaign at the Tattoo Parlour in The Park (before getting their all-important "mum" tattoo – and sending a postcard home to mum!).
Sarah Brown even dropped in on the Festival on the Friday morning to support the campaign. The Prime Minister’s wife is Patron of the charity, a global movement in 140 countries to stop the needless deaths of half a million women a year in pregnancy and childbirth. She was joined by supermodel Naomi Campbell, who is the charity’s Ambassador.
Naomi also sent a "mum" Glastonbury 09 postcard to Sr Berlusconi at the G8 urging him as host of this week’s meeting to make sure that funds are put towards saving the lives of women in developing countries – where half still give birth alone or with only a neighbour or relative to help.
Together, they also went up the spectacular Park Tower with Michael and Emily Eavis to get a panoramic view of the Festival. After Naomi’s departure, Sarah stayed to have tea in the Treehouse café with Michael, before enjoying a brief "Glastonbury moment" in front of the Park Stage – and departing discreetly for No 10.
For more information on this most worthy of causes, please see the links below:
Here’s some of White Ribbon Alliance’s pics from the weekend: