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Get behind grieving mum's bid to ban looped blind cords
“WE need your help.”
That’s the message to all Dorset mums, dads, grandparents and teachers from the grieving mum of a two-year-old toddler killed by a blind cord.
The Daily Echo is backing Annette Latimer’s crusade to ban looped blind cords in the UK before another child is killed.
So far the tragic toll stands at 27 children and now Annette wants action to stop any future tragedies.
Since the campaign was launched 12 days ago the petition has had 596 more signatures but with a target of 100,000 there is a long way to go.
Annette said: “We have had a tremendous response and just hearing that parents have read the article, gone home and secured their blinds is great.
“If that has saved the life of just one child then I am happy.
“But that is not enough and what i need is to push forward and get an all out ban – that is the only way we can be sure that this won’t happen again.”
Now, Annette has taken advice from campaigners in the United States and is in the process of setting up a campaigning charity called Parents for Blind Cord Safety UK.
This she hopes will help to get into the European commission for standardisation technical committee meetings to help with getting the unsafe blinds banned for good.
But in order to do that she needs a website set up and is calling on web companies to help her set one up.
She added: “If anyone has the capabilities or experience in setting up a website for us or has experience in setting up a campaigning charity please get in touch.
“The more support we can get the better and please remember to spread the word.”
If you can help the campaign by setting up a website or offer any other expertise please contact Annette on firstname.lastname@example.org
To see how you can get involved with the Legacy for Lucy campaign on Facebook visit facebook.com/ legacyforlucyban.
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