Coldplayers, thank you
We learnt a lot from you guys on this tour. We learnt that power is in the people. It’s all our voices that makes the loudest noise and it’s the support of people along the way that helps things run smoothly. Get ready, US and Canada, we’re coming for you this year!
We learnt that it’s not just us that care about injustice. You do too. Lots of you told us that you are trying to make little changes to the ways you shop, whether it be making less waste by cooking with leftovers, or choosing Fairtrade products.
We learnt that you like to make yourselves heard! When we had our Oxfam Thinking Caps on to discuss how we could best show the level of support in a future where injustice is out and a fair food system is in, we had no idea people would take to our hashtag action as you guys did! The GROW fan wall started filling up straight away and now we have over 3500 of your faces on there. Coldplay were so impressed, they released a gift video to celebrate the growing movement.
And we learnt that Oxfam volunteers are seriously hard working. While I was lucky enough to be at the Manchester show (see my blog about being a first-time campaigner here), it was the volunteers (and of course tour coordinators Pete and Esme) who did the most hard work. It’s not always easy talking to people about such a big topic as food. Where do you start? There are many factors and sometimes you need to break it down and do the hard-sell. But it’s always nice when people listen. And that’s just what people did.
Coming up… A look forward to this year’s tour.