Live Earth London: 18 April 2010


For all the London Charcolies, if you are in Hackney in 18 April 2010, there is going to be a Live Earth charity run organised by Pump Aid, a partner of Live Earth. Anyone who takes part in the charity run will get a free ticket to a Live Earth concert afterwards. I was alerted about this event by a charity called Pump Aid, who work in partnership with Live Earth whose focus is our gorgeous continent, Africa.

All the dosh made from the Live Earth concert will go to water projects in countries such as Liberia, which has been ravaged by war. Hot Natural Hair member if you saw in my previous post was Corinne Bailey Rae, who is one of their ambassadors.Events like this remind me we still have a lot of work to do, but step by step, we will get there eventually. Events like this help to lead the way. I am particularly liking the focus on water, the most important thing in life no doubt.

Corinne Bailey Rae said of her work with Pump Aid: “As goodwill ambassador for the charity Pump Aid I’ve seen at firsthand how a relatively small amount of money can transform the lives of rural communities in Africa. £500 is all it takes to build one of Pump Aid’s ingenious Elephant pumps which can give 250 people a continuous supply of clean and disease-free water for life.”

You can check out PumpAid’s Twitter feed here.

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One thought on “Live Earth London: 18 April 2010

  1. Whilst I applaud the Live Earth initiative, and the work of Pump Aid, I think it is extremely important to point something out about this ‘Run For Water’.
    The main sponsor of this event is none other than Dow who have a terrible environmental record- including that of polluting water courses all around the World.
    One particular example, which I have seen at first hand, is the toxic contamination of the drinking water aquifer around the abandoned Union Carbide pesticide factory, scene of the World’s worst industrial disaster.
    Dow claim to have no liability here but, as owners of Union Carbide, are legally responsible for the environmental contamination under recognised international law.
    Dow choose to hide behind their corporate veil, and evade the issue, while many tens of thousands of poor people are forced to drink water laced with highly toxic chemicals.
    Oh yes, and then greenwash themselves by sponsoring a ‘Run For Water’. Go figure…

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