Pampers and UNICEF #1view1vaccine
When I was invited to head down to London this week to attend an event with Pampers and UNICEF #1view1vaccine at the Covent Garden Hotel I admit that I didn’t really take on board the true aims of the event. I just read afternoon tea (and you know I’m a sucker for that) and Emma Bunton (I’m a fan) and Pampers (we use nappies) so I didn’t think much further other than it sounded like a good event to go to. Yes, I met Emma Bunton and she is every bit as beautiful as she looks on TV, actually probably more, she really is stunning. But more importantly she is just lovely, even when I popped over to talk to her about a charity I’m supporting and to ask a cheeky favour she just gave me a huge smile and immediately offered her help and support. I have to say I have a bit of a girl crush, she is a special lady, I even got a hug and my photo taken with her (hope she doesn’t make me look too ugly or fat). She also spoke passionately about why she is involved with Pampers and Unicef and this #1view1vaccine campaign and it was clear to see that she truly embraces this topic and everything it stands for. It’s fair to say that this is one of my all time fave photos of myself, not least because I don’t look too fat or ugly next to the stunning Emma Bunton! And yes, the afternoon tea was delicious; plenty of finger sandwiches, warm scones and pastry delights were all on offer as well as tea/coffee and the like. A real treat and as I hadn’t taken the children there was no one trying to steal my food – heaven.
BUT the real reason for the event was to talk to Pampers about the 1 pack = 1 vaccine programme that they run with Unicef. I’d seen this on packs in the past and even on adverts on TV but I hadn’t really taken on board what that meant. I guess the sheer purchase of a said pack means you are doing your bit but I didn’t really think of the importance of this programme and of the magnitude of it. You probably don’t know (because I didn’t) that the 1 pack = 1 vaccine programme is concerned with the eradication of Newborn Tetanus. I bet you also didn’t know that this programme has successfully eradicated Newborn Tetanus in 10 of the 30 countries that it originally aimed to vaccinate against the disease! Pampers and Unicef have an agreement in place to continue working together until the disease is eradicated across the world which will be a huge achievement but also will mean that this successful partnership have completed their mission and that wouldn’t be possible without Pampers customers.
At the event we watched some videos about the programme and its successfulness and listened to some inspirational talks about the successes of this work and the importance of the results. You can help by buying Pampers and contributing to the 1 pack = 1 vaccine programme or by sharing this video and asking people to share it too, every share and watch equals another vaccine so everyone (hence #1view1vaccine), even those with older children or no children at all can do their bit and together we can help Pampers and Unicef achieve their goals – how cool is that? Please visit the website to watch the videos and do your small part to help!