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Finland 2016

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Finland 2016

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Finland 2016

  1. 1. 1 SIMPUKKA WEEK AND CHILDLESS SATURDAY 2016SIMPUKKA WEEK AND CHILDLESS SATURDAY 2016SIMPUKKA WEEK AND CHILDLESS SATURDAY 2016SIMPUKKA WEEK AND CHILDLESS SATURDAY 2016 IN FINLANDIN FINLANDIN FINLANDIN FINLAND The Finnish Infertility Association Simpukka arranges different kinds of events with different kinds of partners all around Finland. Some of the events are traditional and established, but new events are arranged according to the need and wishes of our members. Events are always open also for non-members. Some of the events are addressed to certain kind of childless people (for example donorfamilies or secondary infertile) some are meant for all kinds of childless. Childless Saturday and Simpukka week, 2.5.Childless Saturday and Simpukka week, 2.5.Childless Saturday and Simpukka week, 2.5.Childless Saturday and Simpukka week, 2.5. –––– 8.5.20168.5.20168.5.20168.5.2016 Pictures 1 and 2. Main event on Childless Saturday in Helsinki This year the Childless Saturday (Saturday before Mothers Day) was the 22nd in Simpukka’s history. The first Simpukka week was arranged in year 2009. Both week and Saturday were a success. We had a lot of participants and the subject rouse a lot of interest in the social media. Our Facebook –page had more than 480 new ’Likes’ and the total coverage rose 500 % being 90 000 views. The most popular releases in Facebook were shared 1336 times where one most popular single release reached over 220 000 people. In Twitter the most popular tweet received 5 323 views and hastag #yksiviidestä (#oneinfive) was used over 500 times. In Instagram 130
  2. 2. 2 personal pictures were released with hastag #Lapsettomienlauantai (#ChildlessSaturday). Childless Saturday was also mentioned in many blog writings. This was made possible with getting childless people to join the communication. Our Saturday was also very well seen in the traditional media. Picture 3. The most shared publication during Simpukka Week: What to say – what not to say During Simpukka Week we arranged varying events all over Finland. The main event was in Helsinki, where we had over 50 participants. For example in the northern part of Finland, in the city of Rovaniemi in Lapland, our volunteers arranged an event for people with different kinds of childwishes. Simpukka Week events:Simpukka Week events:Simpukka Week events:Simpukka Week events: • Empty Arms Mass, 3rd of May in Tampere • Evening for Men, 3rd of May in Tampere • SimpukkaCouples evening, 4th of May in Tampere Childless Saturday events on Saturday, tChildless Saturday events on Saturday, tChildless Saturday events on Saturday, tChildless Saturday events on Saturday, the 7th of Mayhe 7th of Mayhe 7th of Mayhe 7th of May • Pearl Day, an open event about donor conception, Helsinki • Empty Arms Mass, Oulu • Empty Arms Mass, Pori • More Than 9 Months – a dance performance about waiting for the waiting, Tampere • Brunch meeting for childless people, Seinäjoki • Childwish –day, Rovaniemi

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