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From paper giraffes to paper planes…!

Vanakam! Sarah and Mary (Sar and Mar) here, sitting in “Joy and Joy internet cafe”. We’ve just had a yummy dinner at Doveton Cafe – well deserved we think after a busy day! The first challenge this morning was Isaac’s “Thought of the Day” – to construct an animal – a giraffe no less! –…
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August 3, 2014 0


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

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

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

Mary reporting for duty…

I am currently making very good use of my time on the bus and getting started with my blog on the way home after my ambassador meeting numero uno with Emma. We discussed the history of the charity and ‘reflected’ on the trip 2012, as well as discussing future plans of Chennai Challenge (it’s all…
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October 29, 2013 0

Vocation, Vocation, Vocation…

  On Tuesday, teachers all over the country are going on strike to protect their pensions, work/life balance and pay and conditions. This has, yet again, caused a lot of negative reaction from parents who feel we should not be striking as we have enough pay and far too many holidays. Unfortunately, recent surveys have shown that…
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September 28, 2013 1

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

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