Leeds Co-op's giant 40 square-foot postcard has started its tour of the city as one of the stars of an alternative G8 protest at Stanningley.
Chief Executive Alan Gill (pictured) was the first to sign the card – which calls on industrialised nations to ‘Make Poverty History'.
The card – destined for personal delivery to Downing Street – will gather an enormous number of signatures on a city tour of over 40 Leeds Co-op's food, travel and optical branches.
And on Saturday (2 July) it makes an appearance in City Square before following a mass five-mile cycle ride to a lighter-hearted ‘Live 8' event at Stanningley Amateur RLFC ground.
As international stars – including Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Madonna, Pink Floyd and Robbie Williams – prepare to go on stage at London's Hyde Park, the Stanningley protest, ahead of the Bramley Buffaloes game against Birmingham Bulldogs, will feature live steel band music from teenage students at Garforth Community College and the ‘Knock on Wood' drumming circle.