Edging closer: Run #8 of 10 done – My 10 x 10km challenge for #Run4Hope #R4H2020

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It’s been an intense week! Yesterday, I was at three different events between 9:30am and 2pm, and they were all fantastic in their own way, especially the long awaited Fund Her North launch which I’m involved with.  That was something special indeed.

I had an eye on the weather all day though as I knew I had Run #8 of my 10 x 10km challenge scheduled.

I’m thrilled to say I completed it – a little bleary-eyed as you can see from the ‘after’ video below. 

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Will you sponsor me? Seven of ten 10km runs done, three to go #Run4Hope #R4H2020

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I set myself a challenge to run 10km ten times in just under 3 weeks to raise much needed funds for an incredible cause and since my first blog post on 2 October I’ve managed to complete 7 runs, woohoo!

The deadline is this Saturday 17 October, there’s three 10km runs left to do and I’m going to be blogging my way to the end!

I’m doing this challenge to raise £5000 to help transform lives from backgrounds of drug and alcohol addiction through the amazing Global Run 4 Hope campaign.

Will you sponsor me, please?  Please kindly donate what you can – all funds go directly to the charity.

Thank you.  Together we can make a massive difference!

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Featured on the Tech For Good Live podcast

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Image credit: @techforgoodlive

Pretty excited to have been featured in the Tech For Good Live podcast.

Renowned for championing the ethical use of technology, it’s got a pretty big following and I had so much fun during the recording I can see why!

It was a pretty interesting episode: we discussed the National Trust and its awkward relationship with slavery/the history of the British colonial empire, adjusting to working from home in a drawn out pandemic, Elon Musk and his experimental brain implant for pigs, and Chadwick Boseman (RIP).

Listen here (Apple Podcasts)

Sponsor me as I embark on a 10 x 10km challenge for #Run4Hope #R4H2020

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You may have spotted a few videos and posts on Instagram about this!

I’m doing a ’10 by 10km’ challenge to raise £5000 for the amazing initiative that is Run4Hope 2020!

That’s ten 10km runs in under 3 weeks! Phew.

Please take a minute to watch the video and click the link below to donate whatever you can! Follow my journey on Instagram.

Thank you.

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Heroes and Villains of the Atlantic slave trade: Samuel Ajayi Crowther — c. 1809–31 December 1891

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HM the Queen in Nigeria, 1956

Image credit: Quora

To educate myself about Nigeria’s colonial history, I’ve started a little experiment. 

I’ll be profiling a prominent individual from the British colonial era once a week in June and posting this on Medium.

Here’s the first.