Downton Abbey Sweepstakes

To Benefit Safe Births in Haiti

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Contact: Danny Muller: (917)217-6809©




Portland, ME:  Konbit Sante Cap- Haitien Health Partnership, a Maine based nonprofit, is launching a new campaign to make births safe in Haiti.  Supporters who donate will be entered into a sweepstakes to win an exclusive Downton Abbey experience, which includes:

·      Hotel for 3 days in London

·      Roundtrip airline tickers for two to the UK

·      Dinner with Lady Edith (actress Laura Carmichael) at the Criterion Restaurant, featured in Series 4.

·      Guided Tour of Highclere Castle by Lady Edith

·      Meet cast member on set, and watch some filming!

·      Plus a gift bag of British goodies!


Downton Abbey actress Laura Carmichael traveled to Haiti in October 2013 and visited the health facilities supported by Konbit Sante and their UK partner, Haiti Hospital Appeal.  During that trip, Laura commented, “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.”


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


Interviews, photos, and multimedia available.



Since 2001, Konbit Sante volunteers and staff have worked with the Haitian Ministry of Health and other partners to build local capacity in all aspects of the health system, from door-to-door community outreach, to strengthening community health centers, to improving care at the regional teaching hospital. In Haitian Creole, a konbit is a traditional Haitian method of working together to till your friends’ fields as well as your own. The word sante means health.


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.