Small things make a big difference

Have a bit of fun with the kids while also raising money for charity this Christmas

The lead up to Christmas is the perfect time of year to turn your thoughts to those around the world who are less fortunate, while also having some fun. That's why Pampers has set up the Regional Fundraising Project in aid of the UNICEF tetanus campaign. It is the ideal opportunity to think about holding a dress down day at work or school, or bake some cakes and sell them to raise money for UNICEF. Visit pampers.co.uk for more details.

Pampers and UNICEF have joined forces for the third year in their
continued commitment to ensure the protection of millions of mothers and babies around the world against maternal and newborn tetanus. But this year, Pampers' campaign is going one step further and aims to support UNICEF in its work to help countries achieve the goal of eliminating maternal and newborn tetanus by 2010.

Tetanus is caused by bacteria that live in soil. Newborns are often infected as a result of unhygienic birth practices, such as cutting the umbilical cord with unclean instruments or handling the cord with dirty hands. Once contracted, there is no real cure. More than 95% of babies who suffer from newborn tetanus and who have no access to treatment facilities will die.

Maternal and newborn tetanus can be prevented through simple injections given during pregnancy, to protect both a mother and her unborn child during this vulnerable period. After a pregnant mother receives a tetanus vaccine, the antibodies pass across the placenta to her foetus.

And because small things make a big difference, the Regional Fundraising Project in aid of UNICEF tetanus campaign makes it as easy as possible for everyone to make a real difference to the lives of mothers and babies around the world.

Visit www.pampers.co.uk to find out more about the Pampers regional fundraising project, and check out some ideas on ways you can help – big or small – towards the campaign. Or simply call 0207 395 7133 to request a special Pampers regional fundraising pack to be sent to you.

Do your bit towards helping babies around the world today…

* UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO) believe that the goal of eliminating maternal and newborn tetanus could be possible by 2012. UNICEF’s goal is to support countries in achieving maternal and newborn tetanus elimination.

Dr Francois Gasse, UNICEF Senior Health Specialist, Maternal and Newborn Tetanus says: “It is unacceptable to see a disease that has disappeared from the industrialised world still occur in less industrialised countries. We have to do that little bit extra and make this disease history.”

Last updated: almost 2 years ago