Giving beyond #GivingTuesday

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 […]

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HELP! It’s an emergency! Go Team Oxfam!

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 […]

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Marriage: In Sickness and In Health

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 […]

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Real People, Real Giving

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 […]

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