I love the idea of #GivingTuesday. Following the consumerism of Black Friday into the weekend and Cyber Monday (the online equivalent to Black Friday), #GivingTuesday is exactly that - giving Tuesday. A day to give rather than receive. Starting in the United States in 2012, it encourages people to give their time and money to… Continue reading Giving beyond #GivingTuesday
Travelling three hours across the country to visit a cold warehouse. Early start on my day off from work. Not sure this would sell on a 'Places to See in Britain' website. What if I re-phrased it? "Come and experience the life-saving work of Oxfam by taking an informative, educational and fascinating tour of the… Continue reading HELP! It’s an emergency! Go Team Oxfam!
As a response to the growing persecution globally of the Christian faith and followers of Christ, I have felt led to write a short series on Christian Martyrdom. Remember, I am not a theologian and this is not meant to be a piece of academic prose. I am merely a curious child of the Living… Continue reading Reflecting on Christian Martyrdom #3: In the News – Archbishop Oscar Romero
Two days after surgery, I am uncomfortable, tired and I feel weak. It is rather frustrating and I think 'Wow, you sound so silly and self-involved.' I mean, this is not the biggest, scariest surgery in the world. I am a pro at this operation recovery malarkey now. But I have to admit it. I… Continue reading Marriage: In Sickness and In Health
Hoping that this was not an accident, someone left an excess of over £2000 along with other items for donation outside a charity shop before it opened. A surprise donation is left outside of a charity shop... but who is responsible? Who is the Mystery Giver? http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Hundreds-cash-left-outside-Exeter-charity-shop/story-24513219-detail/story.html 3 Things About This Story The police are… Continue reading The Mystery Giver
Oxfam Collection for the Ebola Appeal On Thursday 30th October, Oxfam took to the Guildhall Shopping Centre in Exeter to raise money for the Ebola Crisis. It was an emergency appeal and the Disasters Emergency Committee launched their response to the Ebola Crisis on the same day as our collection, broadcasting on major media outlets… Continue reading Real People, Real Giving