Honiton Olympian goes to Downing Street

Olympic runner Jo Pavey joins the campaign to bring an end to the preventable deaths of children.

AN OLYMPIC athlete from Honiton joined a handful of guests at Downing Street in a bid to raise awareness of Save the Children’s latest campaign.

Olympic runner and Commonwealth silver medallist, Jo Pavey, joined the Prime Minister’s wife Samantha Cameron, who has become an ambassador for the charity, at the special event raising awareness of the No Child Born to Die campaign.

The campaign was launched earlier this year and aims to put an end to the deaths of millions of children from preventable causes.

Jo will be heading up the Born to Run campaign encouraging members of the public to get involved in community running classes.

She said: “My little boy Jacob needed a lot of medical treatment in his first months, so I realise how lucky we are.

“Runners raising money for Save the Children can really make a difference.”

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The event brought together fundraisers, volunteers, celebrity advocates, influential business leaders and child supporters.