The World Development Movement has used a postcard campaign to outline its demands to prime minister Tony Blair at this year's G8 summit.
The decision by world leaders to retreat to the mountains for the summit posed a dilemma for charities: how to get the usual amount of coverage out of an event staged 50 miles from the nearest town.
Last year's event in Genoa attracted prime-time news coverage largely because of the enormous number of protestors who took to the streets.
But following the dramatic scenes the politicians decided to go to Kananaskis, Canada, for a cosy fireside chat.
"We would normally send some members but this year we can't afford it,
said spokesman Dave Timms. He admitted that last year's blanket TV coverage had been a mixed blessing. "While it's good to be featured on News at Ten, all the debate focused on the violence,