Over 1500 Leeds activists took part in Make Poverty History march

2005 was the year of Make Poverty History. An exciting and exhausting year for development campaigners, Tidal led the charge in promoting the campaign in Leeds.

Events organised ranged from lobbying Hilary Benn in February, a Fairtrade Fun Day at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and the ‘Stay Up for Trade Justice‘ vigil in Holy Trinity Church, to a winter vigil outside the hotel housing the EU’s Development Ministers. The centerpiece of the year was a massive solidarity march in Edinburgh, which we organized transport for over 1,500 people from Leeds to support.