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I wanted to save that child

This isn't the post I was going to write today.

I was going to become incredibly serious and tell you some potentially life-saving facts about meningitis following my day with the UK’s three meningitis charities and an incredible group of bloggers.

Then I spent today at UNICEF HQ being reminded once again about the invaluable work they do, day in day out, without question and without compliant, to give some of the poorest and most disadvantaged children in the world a better start in life.

I was reunited with yet more fabulous bloggers and some great friends from the Pampers and UNICEF teams. And I was going to tell you all about that.

After my visit earlier this week to a blogger event run by Drinkaware and my subsequent post about kids and alcohol, I felt another blog post coming on -  a post that highlights the real difference bloggers can make when we use our blogs to support campaigns with incredibly powerful messages – about alcohol awareness, about how to spot the early signs of meningitis and potentially save a life, and about helping children in the developing world by promoting Pampers' campaign with UNICEF to eliminate neonatal and maternal tetanus.

Then it suddenly seemed incredibly important to get these messages absolutely right and the topics suddenly seemed huge and a little overwhelming.

Today we were told about a 13-year-old girl who is preparing herself for a life of prostitution because her mother has a young baby and cannot go out to work. They live in a Delhi slum and have literally nothing. To that family, it seemed the only way out.

I wanted to save that child.

And I wanted to save all the other children out there who face such hardship, such deprivation.

Those posts will have to wait.

I’ll do what I can to help all of these incredible campaigns when I’m feeling a little more focused, a little less emotional and when I can really do those campaigns justice.

In the meantime, here are some recipes for the weekend.

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  • I can feel your frustration. There are so many disadvantaged children out there. And so much hurt being done, every minute, every day.

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