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Last Updated: Tuesday June 28 2005 07:23 GMT

We're in Edinburgh for G8 summit

Kathryn and Clare show off their Make Poverty History white bands.

The G8 summit will see world leaders coming together to discuss world affairs, including how to help poor countries.

Kathryn and Clare are off to Edinburgh to show their support for the Make Poverty History campaign.

In their report, they tell us why it's so important to make a stand.

"On 2 July 2005 the leaders of the eight most powerful countries in the world will be meeting in Edinburgh to discuss world affairs, at the G8 summit.

Thousands of people will also be going to Edinburgh on that day, to campaign for the G8 to take action to end world poverty.

Make Poverty History is a coalition of almost 400 charities and organisations who are calling for the G8 to make poverty history in 2005.

Change rules

They want the rich countries in the world to drop the debts owed to them by poorer countries, to offer more and better aid, and to change trade rules to make world trading fairer.

We will be going to Edinburgh to support Make Poverty History on 2 July, and we can't wait!

It will be a fantastic day, including rallies with international speakers, celebrity supporters, and music; entertainment, market stalls, and activities.

Giant white band

There'll also be the creation of a giant human white band around Edinburgh city centre, and an opportunity for us to send our messages directly to the G8 meeting.

We think Make Poverty History is a very important campaign, because a child dies because of poverty every three seconds.

This has got to stop. By showing our support, we can help to put an end to world poverty in 2005."

Kathryn, 15, Clare, 16, Bedford


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