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Safe Birthing Campaign Launches Sweepstakes to Win Exclusive Downton Abbey Season 5 Experience

As the Season Finale of Downton Abbey?s Season 4 airs this Sunday on PBS, fans of the show will have the opportunity to win an exclusive Downton Abbey experience, while supporting safe births in Haiti.

LONDON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Actress Laura Carmichael, who portrays Lady Edith Crawley, has teamed up with Haiti: Make Births Safe, a new campaign consisting of international and Haitian nonprofits working to ensure the health of mothers and children in northern Haiti. In October 2013, Laura traveled to visit health facilities and meet with clinicians and partners in northern Haiti, an area heavily affected by the ongoing cholera epidemic.

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The effort by this campaign to make births safe and prevent maternal and infant mortality in Haiti "is nothing short of extraordinary," stated Laura. "In the last season of Downton Abbey my on-screen sister Lady Sybil died during childbirth. One hundred years on from when the period drama is set, the women of Haiti still face the very real danger that they will die in childbirth. I was so moved by the desperate stories I heard, while being completely overwhelmed by the work being done, that I decided to get involved. With those memories embedded in my mind, I'm now helping to launch Haiti: Make Births Safe – a campaign to provide women and babies in Haiti with safe births."

Supporters who donate will be entered into a sweepstakes to win an exclusive Downton Abbey experience, which includes roundtrip airline tickers for two to the UK, dinner with Laura Carmichael at the Criterion Restaurant, and a guided tour of Highclere Castle while Season 5 is being filmed.

The Haiti: Make Births Safe campaign will be the beneficiary of proceeds from the sweepstakes. People can enter the sweepstakes by visiting: www.omaze.com/downtonseasonfive.

Interviews, photos, and multimedia available.

Haiti: Make Births Safe is a new campaign consisting of international and Haitian nonprofits working to ensure the health of mothers and children in northern Haiti. By investing in local medical facilities, training community healthcare providers and empowering women with knowledge and support, H:MBS takes a systemic approach to providing effective and accessible maternal and newborn care.

http://www.healthybirthing.org/downton
http://www.facebook.com/healthybirthing
http://twitter.com/BirthSafe

Media Contact:
US: Danny Muller, (917) 217-6809, [email protected]
UK: Carwyn Hill, (44) 7903 986 488, [email protected]

SOURCE Haiti: Make Births Safe

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