Tag: Challenge

From my point of view

The great thing about Chennai Challenge is that every time is different, but also it is different for all the team members. So far this year things have gone well from my perspective as leader. The flights with Jet Airways were good, and the transfer in Mumbai went really smoothly. As luck would have it…
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August 5, 2011 3

Come fly with me, and make a difference

Lets fly, let’s fly away! So in less than 12 hours time I will be in the air flying to India. One of the brilliant things about Chennai Challenge is that it is always different. Last year was the first year we took out a double team, going for a total of 4 weeks, but…
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August 3, 2011 1

Exciting things

It is now a week until I fly to India with Chennai Challenge, and unsurprisingly I am quite excited. I am of course excited about all the good we will be able to do. I am excited about seeing lives made better by what we do. I am excited to see how the work of…
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July 29, 2011 1

IN A MINUTE

Every year it gets to this point and I don’t feel like it is real.  It gets to this point and India seems so far removed from my every day life that I cannot imagine that I will possibly be there in less than a week! It gets to this point and I still don’t believe…
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July 28, 2011 2

Bedford Avenue

It is always great to see people raising money for us. It means we can go and do good things with it! On Saturday night 46 people braved the hot and sweaty upper room of the Prince of Wales and were treated to a fantastic evening of entertainment, featuring the wonderful Carys Egner and the…
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June 19, 2011 0

Visa Revisited

About a year ago I wrote a blog about getting visas to go to India. It seems like a simple thing to have to do, so why does it require a blog last year? Well you could read it, or just trust me that getting a visa last year was frustrating. So this year, I…
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May 31, 2011 2

Fund Raising Fun

So one of the most challenging things for me about Chennai Challenge is raising the money.  This has changed from when I first went.  On my first visit raising the funds was easy(ish).  I had a network of local people around me who all helped me to organise events and raise money in inventive ways. …
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May 14, 2011 0

Caption Competition!

A slightly different blog this time, it’s time for you to take part. Look at the picture below and post a comment with your amusing caption for it. You will win the satisfaction of showing everyone else how cleverand witty you are. Ready? look at the picture and post your caption


May 3, 2011 4

Facing fears, flour fights and acts of kindness.

As the sun was beginning to break through the early morning clouds, two intrepid team members were preparing for the weekend of the month, Chennai Challenge Weekend Meeting 2! First stop, picking up three more, wide-eyed and bushy-tailed, team members before Yemma guided the convoy through the picturesque chase to our destination – THE LAIR, Beaudesert Park, Cannock!                                    Brief greetings and…
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May 1, 2011 2

Leap of Faith!

Well what can I say other than ‘I’M ALIVE!!’. Yesterday four of us took a ‘Leap of Faith’ 13000 ft out of an airplane and all of us managed to survive the ordeal…just! Here is how the day worked itself out: 5:30am – Time to wake up – lots of yawning! 6:30am – A car…
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April 18, 2011 0