Tuesday, 20 September 2011

On Song

Nikki Jamal, winner of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, has lent her (very beautiful) voice in support of the Decade of Action for Road Safety.
Nikki visited the Fund office to give her backing to the global campaign to reduce road death and injury. She was crowned Eurovision champion in May this year watched by a live TV audience of 125 million people in more than 40 countries. She will play a leading role in Eurovision 2012 when it is hosted in Baku. Since she shot to fame she has worked closely with road safety campaigners in her native Azerbaijan, and is keen to use the platform of Eurovision to raise awareness:
"So many young people are affected by road crashes. They lose their own lives or their friends to this, or can be horribly injured. It is such a shame when these injuries are preventable. This Decade of Action can make a real difference".