A campaign to end child malnutrition, The Big If, will host a rally in Hyde Park tomorrow, featuring various celebrities.
Appearing in the flesh are Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist Bill Gates, the former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, model, presenter and popstrel Myleene Klass, and presenters Gethin Jones and Natasha Kaplinsky, who will all be speaking at the event. In addition, recorded messages from David Beckham and Eddie Izzard will be played to the crowd on big screens.
The Hyde Park rally will also feature an installation of 250,000 spinning flowers and a total of 2 million petals, representing the 2 million children who die from hunger every year, but who could be saved if the necessary funds were raised.
The rally coincides with David Cameron’s Nutrition for Growth summit, attended by the Malawian president, Joyce Banda. The summit will emphasise the role business and science can play in reducing hunger. The aim is to bring forward nearly $1bn in investment to 2015 and 2016 so malnutrition reduction targets can be achieved. The event is being co-hosted by the Brazilian government and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, an independent philanthropic organisation.
In addition, an IF church service will be held at Westminster Central Hall at 11.30am on Saturday, followed by a procession to Hyde Park.
More info can be found here: enoughfoodif.org/g8/london