In Bed For Peace

From Bruce Ryan

The Embassy Hotel Deakin, 9:00 am March 21 – 9:00 am March 22, 2009

No, it’s not what you think. It is a light-hearted but compassionate way to raise money for children affected by war and terrorism all over the world.

When the “War on Terror” was announced shortly after September 11, 2001, mild-mannered public servant Bruce Ryan from Canberra remembered his personal hero and activist for peace, John Lennon, and wanted to remind the world about Lennon’s ideals. He thought the best way would be to recreate the moment when John and his wife Yoko took to their bed in the Amsterdam Hilton on March 21 1969, and invited the world’s press to interview them, just one day after getting married.

So on March 21, 2002 Bruce took to his bed at the Crowne Plaza Canberra and began his quest to raise money for children affected by war across the globe. He has repeated that effort each year to ensure more of Australia realises that the effects of war are felt years after the conflicts are over.

Bruce would like to see In Bed For Peace become a national or even international event [similar to the 40hr famine] that anyone can take part in – and not just in good hotels. “Get your mates to sponsor you to stay in bed for 24hrs, and send a message to our leaders that ordinary people care about peace.”

Bruce will be In Bed For Peace at The Embassy Hotel, Hopetoun Circuit Deakin from 9 am Saturday March 21 until 9 am Sunday March 22, 2004.

To arrange interviews beforehand please contact Peter Bayliss on 0418 458 457 or Bruce Ryan on 0400 398 784.

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