Laura and I are getting ready for our bike ride to Copenhagen
which starts on Dec 8th at Stansted (we are going to Stansted by
train, not flying!!). We shall be taking the Crediton Counts
pledges with us which will be given to Desmond Tutu who will then
give them to UN officials. We hope to attend some of the
sessions since we have observer status through an American Quaker
14 organisations and 307 individuals in and around Crediton
signed pledge forms. Angela Browning (our MP) will be
presenting a petition to Parliament based on these pledges and has
also signed up herself. Laura and I had a good meeting
with her on Friday although we arrived half an hour late owing
to traffic works near Bickleigh but fortunately she was still
there! She was very receptive and will be introducing the
petition, based on what we gave her, to the House of Commons
sometime this week or next.
Laura also managed to get a letter featured in the Guardian
recently on the subject of the successful Crediton Counts Campaign
and how it dovetails with our trip to Copenhagen.
We shall give a report to you on our experiences when we get
back and hope to hold some meetings in the New Year.
In the meantime have a lovely Christmas and New Year.
Gerald and Laura Conyngham
Editors note: It is not too late to sponsor Gerald and Laura's bike ride to
Copenhagen which is in aid of Christian Aid.