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Responding to the floods – Leamington Rescue Centre

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

On Saturday I was one of the many St John Ambulance members that responded to the national disaster caused by the flooding across England. My own involvement was minimal, but other members contributed a great towards the rescue efforts. In total over 100 volunteers were involved around the country to help those effected by the […]

British Heart Foundation – Help a Heart Campaign

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

The British Heart Foundation has launched their annual Help a Heart Campaign. With nearly 600 people a day in the UK dying from Heart Disease and circulatory disorders the campaign is to raise awareness and to help fund their vital research and community projects. The campaign is hard hitting featuring the deaths of an adult […]

Microsoft $3 Windows package for poor nations

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Microsoft is providing software to poor countries at a discounted price of only $3 including stripped-down Windows and Office. See: Vnunet News – Microsoft offers $3 Windows package for poor nations. It appears that Microsoft is pitching this as a great thing that they are doing to benefit the poorer nations, but appears to be […]

Recycle Ink Catridges – Send a Cow

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

I recently bought some more ink for my printer (Canon Pixma IP4200 Inkjet Printer). I purchased the printer through the Amazon.co.uk market place from helpdeskit.

Play Monday Lottery – Live on TV

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

Play Monday, the Charities Lottery, is now on TV. The programme shows on Monday evenings on HollywoodTV (Sky channel 163). There have been a number of changes to the Lottery since PlayMonday has a new owner NetplayTV. If you haven’t played the Monday Lottery for a while (or at all), then now is a good […]

NSPCC Campaign – Noel Edmonds – Caring for Children in Court Appeal

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

NSPCC LogoI have received an email from the NSPCC asking me to lobby the Government to help children that give evidence in court. The email is from Noel Edmonds

Keeping the Community Spirit Alive

Friday, February 9th, 2007

We’ve had quite a bit of snow yesterday and today. It’s been some time since we’ve actually had some snow that was bad enough to cause travel problems. I live in a small cul-de-sac with only a few cars driving down the road each day. As a result there is not enough traffic to keep […]

Give a present to a complete stranger this Christmas

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

Last year I gave an extra present at Christmas. It wasn’t for anyone I know, but to charity to support the work of the NSPCC and Childline. This year I’ve decided to do the same, but to a different charity. In fact I think I’m going to make this an annual thing choosing a different […]

Be The Full Stop – NSPCC Campaign and Map of Supporters

Friday, December 8th, 2006

The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) has a campaign web site called Be The Full Stop. The site encourages visitors to show their support for the NSPCCs campaign to create a full stop to child cruelty. By entering their postcode visitors can place a mark on a map of the […]

Stop It Now! – Child Sexual Abuse

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

I’ve discovered a new web site recently called Stop It Now! It’s a website that provides public information and awareness regarding child sexual abuse. It also includes a free phone helpline 0808 1000 900. They include a number of posters, leaflets and other materials highlighting the problems of child sexual abuse. Stop it Now! web […]


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