comb one comb all: fundraiser has locks of fun dyeing hair for charity

By Bethan Walker | 9 October 2012

Over the next three months, give.net fundraiser David Grieve will be dying (in his own words) his ‘visible hairy bits’ in the colours of the Romanian National Flag in order to raise money for UK Christian charity JARS. We caught up with David to talk fundraising, Romania and hair dye…

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no brown M&M's

By Debbie Wright | 28 September 2012 | Comments (2)

We are used to hearing the outlandish demands and exacting requests of pop divas in their contracts with concert promoters, but by far the most notorious came from the American hard rock band, Van Halen.  Legend had it that Van Halen insisted that ‘a bowl of M&M’s were to be provided back stage, but with every single brown M&M removed’.  If the band arrived and saw any brown M&M’s they were free to cancel the concert and receive full payment.  Who would have thought that a bunch of hard rockers could be such divas?

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bog-standard generosity

By Alexandra Khan | 31 August 2012 | Comments (1)

Part of the joy of my job is to spend hours (often the wee ones, just before I fall asleep) scouring the web for the latest news on giving and generosity. And when my own eyes fail, I ask my trusted colleagues to keep theirs peeled for the good stuff.

 

So when I received an email about a lady who was intending to sit on the toilet for charity, I mouthed ‘whaaa?’ and clicked on the link immediately.

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3 mission minutes with...Dan Randall

By Alexandra Khan | 20 August 2012

In this edition of 3 mission minutes, I chatted to Dan Randall from Pais Project about being a twenty-something missionary, mentoring a future generation of world-changers and the 14-year old boy who set up 'Text a prayer'.

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tales from London 2012

By Ruth Leigh | 6 August 2012 | Comments (1)

I’ve been watching Twenty Twelve, the BBC’s fictional take on the run-up to London 2012. The hapless Ian Fletcher, Head of the fictional Olympic Deliverance Commission struggles to deal with bolshie and incompetent colleagues while desperately trying to keep things on an even keel. The clock is ticking as the Games draw near but will Ian and his hopeless staff get it together in time for the Opening Ceremony?

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everything you need to know about fundraising with give.net

By Alexandra Khan | 25 July 2012

A few Sundays ago, I sat in the third row from the front of my church, playing on my iPhone and waiting for the service to start. My empire was just about to be crushed by the mighty French armies  and all the cavalry in the world wouldn’t have prevented it (I was playing Civilisation Revolution). I was feeling fairly despondent about it, to be honest. But then I heard someone say something that felt like a victory.

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charity campaign of the month: HopeMob

By Alexandra Khan | 20 July 2012

How do you motivate generation Y to be generous? Simple: you mix the social media savvy of Twitter with the basic kindness principles of Mother Teresa, and throw in a bit of gamification for fun. Well, at least, that’s what HopeMob are doing. 

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team Stewardship joins Race for Life

By Bethan Walker | 12 July 2012

On Wednesday 11 July 2012, a team of twenty two Stewardship ladies, their friends, daughters and family members battled treacherous weather conditions to successfully complete the 5k Race for Life and raise money for charity.

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step out of the boat

By Alice Hayward | 5 July 2012 | Comments (2)

This summer will see thousands of tourists descend upon the city of London for the 2012 Games. But tourists will not be the only visitors to London during the Games. Some 5,000 volunteers from the charity More Than Gold will also arrive, working alongside churches to ensure they make the most of this summer.

 

And every single one of these volunteers - whether they are handing out cups of cold water, offering their homes to the families of athletes or welcoming tourists at Heathrow - have taken a step of faith and followed where God has called them.

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calling all actors/actresses

By Alexandra Khan | 18 June 2012 | Comments (2)

This year, Stewardship will be creating a 90-180 second video on the theme of Harvest, to be shown in churches up and down the country, to coincide with the launch of Hope Together's Harvest resource pack.


Filming will take place primarily in the London area across a five day period, with each actor/actress being required for a maximum of 1.5 days. We'll be filming at some point in June/July.

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