Last Saturday, over 60 people from the Hallam Diocese got the coach down to a very sunny London to take part in the Big IF G8 rally along with thousands of other people from all over the country in an effort to call on G8 leaders to take action to help to tackle the scandal of global hunger.
The day kicked off with an ecumenical faith service at Westminster central hall followed by a procession to Hyde Park. When the procession reached Hyde Park, it was already bustling with activity and the atmosphere was amazing. There were fun and interesting stands and displays set up by many different charities catering to all ages and the entertainment ranged from live bands to stilt walkers.
Everyone either got given or made their own plastic flowers to stick into the ground for the installation creating a massive visual display which could be seen from afar, catching the attention of G8 leaders and the people of London.
Overall the day was a great success with over 45 000 participants. It was also announced the end that the government had pledged up to £2.72bn to tackle malnutrition as a result of the Enough Food IF Campaign, an incredible result!