Step Change 2012 – Racing Up The Gherkin For ChildLine

Step Change Ident 2012 Green

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his post leaves me a bit breathless to be honest, but on 4 March 2012 ‘Step Change 2012 – The Gherkin Challenge’ will involve a race to raise money for ChildLine, where hundreds of runners will take on the 38 flights of stairs comprising 1,037 steps that take you to the observation deck on the top [...]

Connection @ St Martins Open Day This Wednesday

I’ve been doing a bit of work with Connection @ St Martins recently, giving them some ideas to get more readers for their blog (which is well worth checking out by the way). The Connection, which operates out of the building next to the grand church designed by James Gibbs in 1726, works with over 5,000 [...]

World Aids Day – Spotlight On HIVsport

As 1 December is World Aids Day I wanted to do my bit by sharing details of HIVsport, a charity which works with the Premiership, the Professional Footballers Association and others to raise awareness of HIV/Aids in the UK. Now that we no longer have the ‘doom and gloom’ messages that characterised HIV/Aids campaigns in the 1980s infection [...]

‘Create A Council’ Campaign in London

When you mention Parish and Town Councils I imagine that most people immediately think of rural idylls, cricket matches on the village green, and perhaps the likes of vicar Geraldine battling with landowner David over a plate of Mrs Cropley’s weird sandwiches… In reality, Parish Councils and Town Councils have an important role in delivering [...]

The Great Drag Race – This Saturday In Aid of Prostate Action

This Saturday 100s of men in full drag and makeup will be covering a 10.2km course at Highbury Fields, London, as part of the Great Drag Race which is being run in aid of  Prostate Action, who fund research and education relating to prostate cancer and associated diseases, which claimed the lives of over 10,000 [...]

HostelBookers Charity Donation

The good people over at HostelBookers, the budget accommodation specialists,  have asked me to mention a charitable donation that they are planning to make in the next few weeks… HostelBookers will be donating £10,000 to one of the following charities, who are known worldwide for their outstanding humanitarian and environmental work – either the British [...]

Save The Ape With Cox Cookies & Cake

I do love the little Brewer St-based Cox Cookies & Cake and, as you’ll know if you read the blog, quite often they get involved in supporting charities through their sales, the mad Elton John-inspired cakes from late last year for example! They’ve come up with a new one with an conservation bent this time [...]