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Travelling

Day One of Chennai Challenge already has involved a number of challenges.  The first of which was travelling to the airport.  For a couple of the team a slightly irritating travelling up to the Midlands last night in order to get to Manchester airport for 6am only to arrive back in the city they live…
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August 1, 2014 1

Jumping out of aeroplanes

Alas, one finally has internet. I have been planning to write a new post just before I go to India for a while now, but that happens to be difficult when the wifi at home is broken and I have ran out of 3G. Darn. ANYHOW. Here I am. The last few weeks have been…
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August 1, 2014 0

Culture…Shock!

In a week’s time the Chennai Challenge team for 2014 will be in India recovering from jet lag and adjusting to an entirely new culture. I have to admit that I am more than a little excited about this. One of my favourite things about running Chennai Challenge projects is the joy of introducing people…
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July 27, 2014 1

Jet packing to stafford

Travelling home from a fantastic team building and planning session at the Indian YMCA in London, we’ve all had a brilliant time in the company of the rest of the team – there’s been lots of laughter and fun playing games, singing songs and practicing craft and activities as well as informative and thought provoking…
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July 13, 2014 0

Independent

On Friday it was the celebration of American Independence. Well in the USA it was anyway. It’s not really a celebration that is very popular outside of the USA. However there are many other countries which do celebrate independence at some point throughout the year. It is a sign that independence is important to us,…
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July 5, 2014 0

The votes are in..

Elections give people the opportunity to elect their leaders. We should be able to look at the range of parties and make an informed decision as to which most closely matches our own views, and elect leaders who we trust to make choices on our behalf. However judging from the 34.2% turnout in the recent European…
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June 7, 2014 0

Strike a Pose

So we are getting close to heading back out to India and it’s always this point in the year that I worry about how much money I still have to raise. So this year I had planned my big fundraising event to be a Fashion show. A friend of mine recommended a company that she…
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June 1, 2014 0

Communication

A Blog, by 2014 team member Mary: Aloha, Bonjour, Howdy, Hola, Kalimera, Ahnyong, Konnichiwa, Nameste, Salaam Alekum, Bon Giorno, Ni Hao, Guten tag, Jambo, Chao, Bom dia, G’day , Vannakam –          all ways to express our greetings – to say hello, hi there, heya. Yo, sup y’all. There are so many other ways to communicate…
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May 5, 2014 0

Food Glorious Food!!!

Well what a month. It has been a slow start getting back into the fundraising mode, making me slightly concerned about how I will manage to raise the £1500 to go to Chennai this year. I know I will do it and it is a day like today that helps me realise this. “Since you…
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April 11, 2014 1

A numbers game

We are surrounded by numbers, our lives are full of them, from shopping, sport and the media. Television is full of numbers, obviously you have Countdown, staple viewing for the retired and students, with it’s numbers round. Then you have 8 out of ten cats, a show based around statistics. Also “8 out of ten…
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March 1, 2014 0