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Why support Chennai Challenge by Rachel Winnington

It is not a Saturday (our usual blog day) but Rachel Winnington, who came with us to India in 2011 has written a little something for you! There are many ways to support Chennai Challenge, such as praying, donating, fundraising and joining the team to visit India. At the First50 meeting in June, past team…
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September 3, 2013 2

Endings and New Beginnings…

24th August 2013….no trip to India….no daily blogs…no questions about our passage…no stepping out of our comfort zone…WAIT! Ignore that last one. It’s the end of August which means for many people new challenges ahead. What with A-level results, GCSE results and a new academic year a lot of us are having to once again…
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August 24, 2013 0

You Only Live Once

The wonderful Kieron Davies has written a blog for us. Read below and enjoy! YOLO, you only live once. This little fad started around the end of 2012 and has only become bigger. Different social groups have taken ‘you only live once’ and interpreted it to mean very different things, some for the better and…
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August 17, 2013 1

Early Days

Chennai Challenge has been running for 6 years now, and although we are not travelling to India this year we have taken 50 volunteers out to Chennai over those 6 years, and seen some wonderful things happen and developments made. Our relationship with Madras YMCA has grown, allowing our team members to see more of the work…
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August 10, 2013 0

Good inTENTions

Every year when we go to India we try to blog as often as possible, to help let people in the UK know what is going on. Unfortunately we often have a very busy schedule in India and start most blogs with “sorry we haven’t blogged more”. To try and be a bit more consistent…
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August 5, 2013 0

5 for 50!

Last month Chennai Challenge held their First50 Celebration, where we reflected on the Charity and how much we have achieved in 6 years. As mentioned previously in blogs, we have also begun think about the future, how we can expand, develop and continue to make a difference to not only those who serve but those…
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July 27, 2013 2

The Perfect Curry?!

Have you been watching Rick Stein‘s India?  I have obviously…it is a programme about India and food, two of my favourite things.  In this series Rick is in search of the perfect curry and is travelling the length and breadth of the country in search of it.  What I think Rick is discovering is that curry…
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July 20, 2013 3

All the World’s a Stage

…and all the men and women merely players.” I love my Shakespeare.  I suppose it is to be expected when I trained as an actor for 3 years and have been involved in theatre from a young age.  Recently my parents asked me to come to a Shakespeare Party they were hosting, and perform some…
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July 13, 2013 1

First 50

Last week saw the excitement of the First 50 event, which Suzanne blogged about (read it here). We decided that the fact we have taken 50 unique people to India was an occurrence that should be celebrated, and indeed those people celebrated as well. Their actions have seen many good things achieved in Chennai, and recruited…
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July 6, 2013 2

Celebrating what was and looking at what’s to come!

Wow!!!! What a mad weekend it has been. What seems like a lifetime in the making and in one evening our ‘First 50’ celebration is over. It was so good to meet up with old team members reminiscing and enjoying fond memories and a chance to meet those team members whom we haven’t met but who…
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June 30, 2013 1