As you can see I’ve not written in a while, and far from being becasue I’ve done no volunteering, it is actually becasue I’ve been super busy volunteering left, right and center! I’ve got three big updates for my blog, but I’ll do them one at a time…
So, at the end of June I went to the Lattitude festival with Oxfam and I absolutly loved it. Last time I went to a festival with Oxfam I did stewarding, and it was as boreing as. But Campaiging was a lot of fun.
We worked for 6 hours each of the four days armed with a huge Love Syria placard, a bright red Love Syria stamp, a stack of sign up sheets for our petition and loads of cute little badges with different messages including “Love Lattitude”, “Love Syria”, “Love Pays the Rent” and my personal favourite “Love is a Toilet!”.
The main aim was to spred the message, give out free stuff and get signatures for the petition (for more aid, better access for charitys, and for the UK government to work towards a peaceful end to the war). Lots of people were happy to sign the petition without knowing much about it, but many others wanted to have a chat or a debate about what we wanted the government to do, and those were the best conversations! It was great fun, especially when you actually felt like you changed someones mind about the whole thing. We worked super hard, it was a tough weekend, hot and sunny days and chilly nights, but we got thousands of signatures, and I saw some pretty good theater and poetry as well!