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Live D8 open your heart for poverty


Have you ever wondered what a difference 3 minutes can make? It can be the time it takes to immunise 2 children against the top 6 deadliest diseases, or the time it takes to meet someone special at a speed dating event. These things have the ability to change someone’s life forever - one of the key aims of the ‘Make Poverty History’ campaign.

Following on from the hugely successful global Live 8 concerts, an international speed dating company called have now taken up the challenge throughout the UK. In order to support ‘Make Poverty History’ and with the idea of changing lives and opening up hearts, they are running Live D8 Speed Dating events in open air bars throughout 2005. Live D8 events are live so singletons are able to just walk up and join in the fun!

The UK has woken up to the shock of poverty in developing world countries since Sir Bob Geldof’s recent Live 8 event and Event Organiser Sarah Clarke of was so taken with the need for action, that she came up with the idea of Live D8. Sarah says, “During your 3 minute date, 2 children can be immunised against the top 6 deadliest diseases in Africa! We need your help to raise awareness and start to make poverty history! Although our events are great fun and include free drinks for everyone who gets involved, there is a serious message which we need to get across as well.”

The UK is seeing the benefits of how speed dating is an exciting and successful way of meeting new people and finding love. If you meet you match, your life could change in just 3 minutes. With the support of ‘Make Poverty History’, Xfactordates are not afraid to now take on two challenges – to help people find partners and raise awareness of global poverty and crisis. gives singletons a better future and you can help us give thousands a better future! Improve your dating life and improve awareness all in one night!

To book your ticket to the Live D8 Speed Dating event on Thurs Sept 22 Covent Garden, London visit or call 0870 871 7777. Tickets £15 & includes FREE drinks.


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