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Turning £15,000 into £14,000,000

Roger is a retired surgeon living in Guernsey who for the last 10 years of his working life also spent a day a week in Southampton as a breast cancer consultant.  Working in Guernsey he knew about the bank of stored blood samples collected from...

01 Jun
Love your community

Offer a lift, buy a little extra for your local foodbank, surprise someone in hospital who doesn’t get visitors. Or visit someone just out of hospital who can’t get out and about yet....

14 May
Keep in touch

We’ve been taught we need to do more, earn more, experience more, to be happier. It’s simply not true.  We’re social beings, we thrive when we enjoy close relationships with those we care about. Spend time with those you love. Make a list of people...

11 May
Lone nuts are leaders

Just to prove you don’t need to be superman to be a leader and change-maker, here are a couple of fun and famous examples. One is about starting a movement, the other about how one man tackled a multi-national and won! ...

10 May
A different take on addiction

We need a different approach to those who battle addiction - a more compassionate approach. Many of us know people who have battled with addiction in one form or another. In this talk Glennon Doyle Melton walks us through it. “People think of us addicts as...

09 May
When Lots of People Do Stuff

The Fife Diet’s first blog started with this challenge to the local community: ‘This is an attempt to eat food that isn’t produced thousands of miles away, dowsed in chemicals and then chilled or frozen and shipped across the globe. I want to eat food...

07 May
Walking on sunshine

Such a great name for a book, which I’m promoting shamelessly as I’m a fan of the author, Rachel Kelly. To meet Rachel, who bubbles and enthuses, you’d never realise she’s had two episodes of serious clinical depression. And now she’s decided to speak out,...

04 May
Bin Diving… not for everyone, but fun!

What happens to food past it’s sell by date?  Organic bananas, products with imperfect packaging, cheese, eggs - Rob Greenfield draws attention to the 30% of food in the USA wasted every day. ...

03 May
Make business a force for good

The triple bottom line - where a business cares as much about people and the planet as profit - isn’t pie in the sky idealism. Hundreds of companies are already Benefit Corporations (Ben & Gerry’s is one of the higher profile ones).  Progressive business people...

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