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From paulmccartney.com, June 4, 2008:
Paul McCartney To Host Virtual Night of a Thousand Dinners Party To Benefit Adopt-A-Minefield Groundbreaking Online Event Features An Exclusive Offering Of A New Paul McCartney TrackLifelong Passion (Sail Away) A Menu Provided By Chef Jamie Oliver McCartney Track Available From 5th June 2008 (World Environment Day) To 12th June 2008
Paul McCartney will play host. Revered chef Jamie Oliver has set the menu. And the whole world is invited to, a special Night of a Thousand Dinners. The groundbreaking event invites people to join Pauls dinner to raise money for Adopt-A-Minefields effort to resolve the global landmine crises and help put land back into productive use.
To take part in the event, guests are invited to log on to www.paulmccartney.com on 5th June, World Environment Day. People from all over the world will be able to sign up and register as a guest and join Pauls virtual dinner party. Jamie Oliver has specially provided some vegetarian recipes for the occasion and Paul McCartney has donated the music, both of which will be available from www.paulmccartney.com.
Any registered guest who has donated a minimum of $25.00 USD to Adopt-A-Minefield will receive a special thank you from Paul McCartney – access to a one-time only exclusive download of a previously unreleased track Lifelong Passion (Sail Away). This special Paul McCartney track, Lifelong Passion (Sail Away), is a track Paul recorded under the name The Fireman, the result of collaborations between Paul McCartney and respected producer Youth. They released two albums in the 90s and have been working on a follow up in recent months. More news to follow on this project but Lifelong Passion (Sail Away)gives you a taste of what is to come. The track, along with Jamies recipes, will be available from 5th-12th June.
Paul McCartney, who has been a committed long-term supporter and Goodwill Ambassador for Adopt-A-Minefield said, The Night of a Thousand Dinners is not only a great way to raise money for a just cause, its also a good way for friends and families to have fun together. He added, ‘With the growing concerns about world hunger, it should be a priority to clear arable land of landmines so that communities can once again use their land to grow their own food. Some music, some fantastic recipes from Jamie and hopefully, with your help, well be able to raise the much needed funds for the cause.’
About Night of a Thousand Dinners:
Started as a grassroots effort, Night of a Thousand Dinners looks to individuals, corporations, and communities across the globe to raise funds for landmine removal and survivor assistance by hosting dinners. Participants host dinners in homes, schools, churches, restaurants for friends and families and in lieu of flowers or wine, they ask their guests to donate to Adopt-A-Minefield. Night of Thousand Dinners events are held in over 50 countries and have raised more than $4 million for mine action since 2001. The global landmine crisis is one of the worlds most pervasive problems, with an estimated 70 countries considered to be mine-affected. Landmines are indiscriminate weapons that continue to maim or kill tens of thousands of civilians every year. They cost as little as $3 to produce, but as much as $1000 to remove. The presence of landmines not only threatens peoples lives, but they also contribute to hunger by preventing arable land from being used for farming and economic development.
Proceeds from N1KD are forwarded to the United Nations for mine clearance and to select partner organizations to support survivor assistance projects. AAM currently works in six of the most heavily mined nations in the world, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Cambodia, Croatia, Mozambique and Vietnam. Adopt-A-Minefield is a global fundraising and awareness-building initiative working with partner campaigns in the UK, Canada and Sweden.
About Adopt-A-Minefield Adopt-A-Minefield
A campaign of the United Nations Association of the USA in partnership with the United Nations and Ted Turners Better World Fund. With partner campaigns in the UK, Canada, and Sweden, Adopt-A-Minefield engages individuals, community groups, and businesses in the United Nations effort to resolve the global landmine crisis.
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