March 11th, 2016

Our Pledge for Parity

As many of you will be aware, it was International Women’s Day this week – an opportunity to celebrate the valuable and vital contribution that women make to the world but also to remember the inequalities that still exist and the work still to be done. This year’s campaign called on people to make a […]

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February 5th, 2016

Journeying well

Since the last time I wrote I have travelled several thousand miles across the world and walked several thousand meters up a mountain. Meanwhile, I am stunned to tell you that the total you’ve given has increased by several thousand pounds as well! At last count we had received just over £3,500 in donations. Enormous […]

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December 14th, 2015

Kili for Canaan Update!

I’ve just done some maths and am excited to announce that we have raised an amazing £1,579.81 in sponsorship so far. Over the last few months we have been blown away by the generosity of friends, and friends of friends, near and far! A special mention must go to Marianne’s colleagues who not only gave […]

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December 11th, 2015


We’ve been thinking a lot recently about what 2016 could look like for our work and held a consultation today with some of our older girls to try to understand what it is that made them come and what keeps them coming. When we put these questions to them, with almost no hesitation one girl said, […]

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November 23rd, 2015

Unity in Diversity

Like people across the country and beyond, I went to work last week with the events of Beirut and Paris, and all that they represent, very much on my mind. We ran our lunch club as usual on Monday and as I looked around the room of 20 young women, chatting, laughing, playing and eating […]

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