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Twestival: Twitter festival to raise money for educating poor

world Updated: Mar 13, 2010 12:32 IST

Bringing together the users of social networking site Twitter, a special festival called Twestival will help raise money for educating the poor.

Celebrities like tennis star Andy Murray, chef Jamie Oliver and Booker Prize author Margaret Atwood are among the famous names backing an effort to raise money for education through Twestival.

Twestival is a London-based movement that encourages people who tweet to meet and donate money to good causes.

The festival will take place in over 200 cities around the world on March 25.

In 2009, the Twestival raised £1,500 for charity and this year has set a target of double that amount.