Advanced search

This topic is for paid for discussions. Please mail us at if you'd like to know more about how they work.

UPDATE! 300 children die of hunger, every hour of every day. Can you please help Save The Children's work to stop this - and sign their petition?

(88 Posts)
AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 15-May-12 12:02:51

Save the Children have asked us if we can help them change the fact that 300 children die of hunger, every hour of every day - even though there's enough food in the world for everyone.

What do you think? There's a petition here which they'd love you to sign - but they also want your thoughts on what they should be telling the G8 (the annual gathering of first world governments), who are meeting next week and actually have the power to change things.

So, if you could change the world so that no child died for lack of food - what would you do? Please do post your suggestions or questions here, and don't forget to let us know if you've signed the petition.

If you want to help spread the word about this via Twitter, Facebook etc - please feel free to use the hashtag: #breakthechain with #G8 if you want.


wideratthehips Tue 29-May-12 15:21:17

Signed and shared

JugglingWithTangentialOranges Wed 23-May-12 20:51:07

Thank you to everyone who showed they care and is taking whatever action they are able to.

To me, if we can make any difference here, that is really Mumsnet at it's best smile

Emski76 Wed 23-May-12 20:39:44

I've just signed, hope it still helps

KateMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 23-May-12 14:51:32

Good news! Save the Children have been in touch to let us know that, following the G8, David Cameron has decided to hold a World Hunger Summit here in the UK during the Olympics.

They've sent us a statement from their Chief Exec Justin Forsyth:

"With over a hundred heads of state visiting, the Olympics offer a unique opportunity to leave a global legacy beyond sport. By galvanising other world leaders, the private sector, charities, and the public, the Prime Minister can help save millions of children's lives, who are currently facing a daily battle with hunger. This is a fight the world can win, and this is the time to act"

Thanks so much to everyone who signed and/or spread the word via social media - it really makes a difference.

HexGirl Mon 21-May-12 14:39:26

Signed and shared on FB

fallingwater Mon 21-May-12 01:39:07

I once read this somewhere:

*God has given MAN enough for his Need,
but there is not enough for his Greed...*

Its time the developed world- the G8 leaders and others take notice of the basic human fact that we need to shed our greed, and only then will there be enough for every one's need, no matter where they are born, live or work.


JugglingWithTangentialOranges Sun 20-May-12 15:53:37

Up to 20, 901 at last count. I've just added my boys, DS and DH smile

DD and I added our names the other day.

JugglingWithTangentialOranges Sun 20-May-12 15:47:33

I guess as it's still accepting signatures, and posting them on it's board too, and as the G8 Summit is later this week, it's not too late to add your signature. Get it up to 30, 000 before the summit ?

Hebiegebies Sun 20-May-12 09:30:34

Signed and shared

Myheadmyworld Sun 20-May-12 09:00:06

I signed this a couple of weeks ago hasn't the cut off date ended? I can't find any info and I'd like to share it at work tomorrow if it's not

SESthebrave Sun 20-May-12 08:24:36

Signed & shared smile

PopcornGrace Sun 20-May-12 06:46:45

Signed and shared also

tigercametotea Fri 18-May-12 22:25:36

Signed and shared smile

carriemumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 18-May-12 21:08:16

We have email class lists at my dc's school - so I sent the link to them - they're not mnetters (or not admitting it to me anywayssmile) but quite a few have emailed to say they've signed. Please feel free to send the link to anyone you know - the more the merrier

Beckamaw Fri 18-May-12 19:26:18


Jinsei Fri 18-May-12 16:34:24

I have signed. It's hard to comprehend that people are still dying of hunger in this day and age.

Humans have advanced in so many ways, and some of our scientific and technological achievements are startling, yet we still haven't found a resolution to this most basic problem. It's time we made it a priority.

ouryve Fri 18-May-12 16:27:22


ParsleyTheLioness Fri 18-May-12 16:24:41


funfiction Fri 18-May-12 15:48:28

I've signed and shared - I hope it helps.

TapirBackRider Fri 18-May-12 15:28:40


Lorentzia Fri 18-May-12 15:27:02


CatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 18-May-12 15:20:02

We've just tweeted the link again, too

renate678 Fri 18-May-12 12:22:39


SuePadupa Fri 18-May-12 11:04:00

Signed and shared.

JugglingWithTangentialOranges Fri 18-May-12 09:39:09

Well good for you I say - for all your efforts to raise awareness on this rips

Thank you !

If we get slapped wrists for anything we can take it for the sake of those children, hey ! smile

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now