Last chance to wish Madiba happy birthday
Your last chance to wish Madiba happy birthday!
Nelson Mandela Foundation, Johannesburg, Thursday 17 July 2008
In just a few hours, the global icon Nelson Mandela turns 90.
You have a few more weeks to show how much you love Nelson Mandela by sending a birthday SMS to him on the number ‘46664’.
The ‘Text Your Birthday Wishes’ campaign is the only way to give Madiba the best birthday present he can ever have – and that is a donation to the Nelson Mandela charities: the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, the Nelson Mandela Institute for Education and Rural Development, the Mandela Rhodes Foundation and 46664.
All profits from the special text number in South Africa – 46664 – will shared amongst these charities. To allow South Africans the chance to still give the father of our democracy a 90th birthday present that contributes to his life’s work, the lines are opening until August 9th 2008.
South Africans can send Madiba an SMS with their name and birthday message to the number 46664. The SMS costs R20. Once a person has sent the message, they will receive a notification that it has been received, along with a unique code. The code will allow the person to see their message displayed on http://www.happybirthdaymandela.com.
The South African ‘Text Your Birthday Wishes’ campaign is just one part of a global initiative that was launched in several other countries across the world on June 16 by 46664 – Nelson Mandela’s HIV/AIDS Awareness organisation.
Participating countries include UK, Australia, Germany, Spain, USA, Finland, Ireland, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
The opportunity is still available for South Africans to contribute to this very special 90th birthday “present” so get SMSing now. As Madiba himself has shown, it’s often the simplest of human actions that have the most impact.
Issued by 46664: The Nelson Mandela Foundation