Love food hate injustice
So it’s time for the Coldplay boys to have a bit of a breather, enjoy the season to be jolly and all that. Well deserved, i’m sure you will agree.
And Pete! Not only has he been running around making sure all our volunteers are happy and everything is ticking along nicely tech-wise, he’s found the time to write some pretty great blogs, too. Usually at 2am with matchsticks holding his eyelids open. After all his hard work, here’s hoping he makes it back up to Yorkshire in time for a pint of Horlicks and a Bakewell tart in front of the Christmas tree.
It’s been a wild ride, taking GROW all over Europe. But what a thrill to see and hear people connect with a campaign so much! GROW is all about issues which affect everyone. It’s too easy these days to watch terrible things happening worldwide on the news and say “oh dear”. And while those things matter a great deal, we’re a lot more likely to sit up and take notice when things like food prices and climate change affect each and every one of us every day. Hopefully that adds up to more people willing to make a change.
So far we’ve had an amazing response to our Twitter hashtag, #lovefoodhateinjustice. As you probably know by now, every time someone tweets #lovefoodhateinjustice, their face appears on our GROW fan wall. We wanted to create an organic digital tree of people hungry for change. And you’ve been tweeting in your thousands! Over 3000 and still growing.
It was a no-brainer when coming to chose the hashtag because the words relate to nearly all of us. Everyone loves food, it’s a huge part of all our lives. We use it to celebrate birthdays and holidays, we cook it for friends and loved ones and we seek it out when we want a little comfort. And when we stop to think about the food system, we all can see the injustices. From the mum in Yemen who goes hungry herself and can only feed her children bread and tea, to the woman farmer in Malawi whose crops are failing because of an unexpected drought. So by tweeting those four little words, you’re part of a growing movement of people that is saying enough is enough. Let’s make the system fairer for everyone.
Last night in Berlin was the final show of the European tour. But don’t think we part ways here. In the new year, we’re going to be revving up for Coldplay’s world tour in April. And tomorrow we’ve got a very special treat in store for you…
Look at all your lovely faces! Here are some of our favourites. Are any of them you? If so, Tweet us: @Oxfamontour. If you’ve had your picture taken at one of the shows, go to your country’s Oxfam Facebook page to share and like it:
Oxfam GB (Glasgow, Manchester and London)
Oxfam France (Paris)
Oxfam Novib (Rotterdam)
Oxfam Solidarité (Antwerp)
Oxfam Germany (Cologne, Frankfurt and Berlin)