Festival to support the Million Mums campaign

June 12, 2009

Million Mums is an exciting new campaign to raise awareness about maternal and newborn health – all over the world. The aims of the Million Mums campaign are simple: to join together a million people (or more), to raise a million pounds (at least), to provide a united voice to speak out against preventable maternal mortality. Million Mums will be a key part of Glastonbury Festival’s range of "good causes" this year, with a big presence in The Park, as well as eye catching "tattoo" messaging all over site.    
Says Festival organiser Emily Eavis: “I’ve been working closely with the White Ribbon Alliance over the last year, and the Million Mums campaign is in direct support of the brilliant work they are doing. The Festival will be a great opportunity to really raise awareness of the work that urgently needs to be done.”
The Million Mums Tattoo Parlour

At Glastonbury this year the Million Mums team have decided to bring you the chance to give the ultimate tribute in the form of an ‘I love my mum ‘ style temporary tattoo, as well as some much needed TLC with an on site masseuse, lots of lovely music and flapjacks and tea for the lucky ones. 

Festival goers will also be able to add their name to the Million Mums campaign at the information stalls all over the site and send postcards home to their mums. Please come and visit us at our tent in The Park (next to the Rabbit Hole), or go to one of the Information Points to sign your name in support of the campaign. This will help to provide the White Ribbon Alliance with a united voice to assist their advocacy work around the world and speak out against these needless deaths.
Did you know?

· Every minute of every day, somewhere in the world, a woman dies due to pregnancy and birth related complications
·In Africa and Asia, pregnancy and childbirth are the number one causes of death amongst women of childbearing age, killing more than half a million women each year and leaving an estimated 2 million children motherless
·Over 80% of these deaths are preventable – women are dying needlessly, not for lack of a cure, but because they can’t get healthcare


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