Monday, December 14, 2009

Feed the World...



The story behind Band Aid is rather interesting and you can read about it here. Well-intentioned or self-righteous? I think you could argue either side but I did enjoy reading this:

The following morning, Geldof appeared on the Radio 1 breakfast show with Mike Read to promote the record further and promise that every penny would go to the cause. This led to a stand-off with the British Government, who refused to waive the VAT on the sales of the single. Geldof made the headlines by publicly standing up to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and, sensing the strength of public feeling, the government backed down and donated the tax back to the charity.

Whatever the motivation, if it makes people think and more importantly, ACT, then I'm all for it.

Here are a couple of easy ways to help:

Click on graphic below...

The Hunger Site



Or if you'd like to improve your vocabulary while helping to feed the hungry, check out:

FreeRice



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