Westbourne’s Change Opinion Awards last night might have got rather feisty. The Sun beat feminist campaigners Stella Creasy and Caroline Criado Perez to the top prize for its ‘Check ‘Em Tuesday’ breast cancer campaign, and the Anti-Page 3 brigade was in attendance. The scene was set for a showdown when the paper’s editor went to collect the award.
But all turned out well. The audience was moved by the words of a representative of CoppaFeel! (the charity which ran the campaign in conjunction with The Sun) who told the crowd that she had spoken recently to recovering breast cancer patients who had got checked in time because of the campaign. Later, Mr S overheard Stephanie of No More Page 3 tell Sun editor David Dinsmore: ‘I don’t hate your paper. We love boobs.’ Nothing, it seems, is like speaking truth to power. By the end of the evening, Stephanie was clinking glasses with the paper’s celebrating staff.
Telly chef turned fish campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall also won a sub category, beating Malala. Sadly neither of them could be there on the night.
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