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Get involved with fairtrade fortnight

Fairtrade fortnight 2016 starts today and runs until 13th March, and this year the campaign is all about “sitting down for breakfast, standing up for farmers”. The farmers who grow the food we eat for breakfast everyday can’t always afford to feed their own families. To raise awareness of the challenges they face, the Fairtrade…

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Learning to accept help from others

I don’t know whether it’s part of “Britishness” or more of a personality type, but sometimes accepting help from others can come very unnaturally. Picture yourself walking down the road in the pouring rain, with heavy shopping bags bursting at the seams, when an acquaintance pulls over in their car to offer a lift home;…

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40 acts: Do Lent generously

Apologies, we’re a few days late with this one, but there’s still time to join in! Stewardship’s 40 acts challenge launched last Wednesday, connecting people in 40 days of doing good, giving back and living generously during Lent. Sure, you could give up chocolate or Facebook for 40 days, but 40acts gives you the chance…

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Join the Save the Children club

Looking for a way to support charity and get your kids actively involved in learning about what they are giving to? Check out the new Save the Children club for your 7-11 year old. For £7.50 a month, your child will receive 3 activity packs during the year, full of fun activities which help them…

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Doing Christmas differently

I am beginning to find the logistics of Christmas a little overwhelming. And no, not because of scheduling travel to visit family, or planning when the various Christmas dinner courses should be ready, or figuring out how to fit in parties and nativity plays, but working out the logistics of presents. We currently have all…