This evening Sir Paul and Heather Mills attended a reception at Canada House in London to mark the fourth anniversary of the Ottawa Convention on land mines. The benefit was held to launch the Canadian Land mine Foundation 's Night Of A Thousand Dinners. Sir Paul and Heather are urging people will to cook a meal tonight and charge their guests whatever they can afford to raise funds to clear minefields and fit victims with prosthetic limbs. Heather said:"We want people to charge their partners, friends, communities or corporations. They can charge anything from £5 to £500 to £5,000, depending on how generous people are and how much they can afford. It's nice if they can do a themed evening - looking on our website will give them recipe ideas - or they can just charge for a normal dinner.Sir Paul added:
"There are millions and millions of minefields around the world which we still have to clear. One dinner can help fit up a child for 20, for 20,000 you can clear a minefield of acres and acres of contaminated land.""Our minefield has just finished being cleared today. It is an area around a cemetery and it will allow people to go to that cemetery, which they haven't been able to do. It's great for the local community because it means they can have a degree of safety."
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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