#UniteAgainstFamine

  This picture doesn’t look particularly inspiring, or indeed life saving does it? How can a supermarket sandwich be life saving?  I know I sometimes think “I am starving” and grab a sandwich from the supermarket as though it was life saving but actually the reality is much different.   Invariably I had breakfast, and

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#TheHonkLine — Job done

On Saturday we walked our ten miles (which turned out to be slightly longer due to a sat nav reading cock up) and we had our three meals in three parks.  There is no denying it was hard work in places but my lasting memory is going to be of laughter and friendship.   Or

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A Comic Relief project closer to home

Yesterday I visited a Comic Relief project closer to home, and not just in terms of geography.   It seems daft that after being involved with Comic Relief for four years, and three trips to Africa, I haven’t visited one of their projects on my own doorstep.     So when the charity emailed some

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A chat with Russell Kane about Mothers 2 Mothers

A few years ago I saw the work that Mothers 2 Mothers do in Kenya first hand.  I have never forgotten it.  Or the families we met.  I follow the charity on Instagram and Twitter and follow the work they are continuing to do.   And that work is very simple.  It is not complicated

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Raising money with BT MyDonate

This is a funny time of year for me.  It is the first time in four years that I have not been preparing for a charity trip abroad .   Three trips to Africa with Comic Relief seeing the work have done over the past 27 years, and last year with World Vision to meet

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#ChristmasJumperDay

If you are on social media today it won’t have escaped your attention that today is Christmas Jumper Day.  Everybody is encouraged to wear their silliest, tackiest, most ridiculous Christmas jumper today, and to donate just a couple of quid to Save The Children.  Of course larger donations are always welcomed but £2 can really

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Nepal. One year on

A year. 12 months 365 days I look back over the past year and I can’t really think off the top of my head what I have achieved.   Lots of things I wanted to do are still not done, many not even started.  Some have been and then abandoned.   Stuff has happened, as

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