All fingers and thumbs for Save the Children

Spectators at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta last weekend supported the charity's Make Your Mark campaign

Save the Children's Make Your Mark campaign
Save the Children's Make Your Mark campaign

The charity's Make Your Mark campaign urges governments to meet the Millennium Development Goal of cutting child mortality by two-thirds by 2015.

Festival-goers were asked to enter the charity's tent and use thumbprints in paint to indicate the areas in which they felt government action should be focused. The options were ending hunger, providing clean water, improving access to healthcare and preparing for natural disasters.

The event was part of a national campaign to ask people to leave prints on giant canvasses at festivals, posters in school halls and on the charity's website. The campaign aims to collect 100,000 thumbprints.

Rebecca Walton, brand manager at Save the Children, said: "Nothing could be easier than leaving a thumbprint as a show of support."

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