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York students stand up for dying children

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6:20am 29th February 2012

"Little droplets hoping to cause a flood of support..."
 
Student's from York St John and York University are planning a number of events to support 'Thirst for Change' the current campaign action being promoted by the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD)  at events being planned during 27th February - 6th March 2012.
 
We are hoping to raise public awareness and collect signatures to convince David Cameron and other world leaders to address the needs of the 884 million people who do not have access to safe, clean drinking water or adequate sanitation, when they meet at the G8 Summit later this year.
 
In the developing world a child dies every  20 seconds from diseases related to drinking dirty water and women and children walk an average of 6 kilometres a day to collect water, often carrying 20 litres on their heads.
 
There will be card signing events on.

York St John University- 29th February 11-2pm

York University- Monday 5th March 12-2pm

Parliament Street, York City Centre Sunday 4th March 11-3pm, where students will be dressed in blue 'water droplets' costumes.

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