Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas by Marks and Spencer and AVIF

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Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without M&S

Marks and Spencer's Christmas 3 for 2 is back! This offer includes beauty gifts, toiletries, cards, wrap and decorations; it's a great way to get more for less this festive season.

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Perfect for Secret Santa gifts M&S has lots of gifts for £10 or less, their fantastic range of stocking fillers is full of top gift ideas for men, women and kids.

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At M&S you'll find lots of gifts for kids from the latest iPod, laptops, portable DVD players and gaming consoles. Find the entire selection here.


Christmas hampers are a wonderful festive gift. Hampers include gourmet foods and specially selected wines that are sure to delight food lovers and bring Christmas cheer. All Christmas hampers include standard UK delivery.

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

More results in Nairobi

Yesterday, Ingrids Angels received a 2nd gift. In 2010 the Ingrid Education Centre are moving another class up to Grade 4 and Zoe, visiting at the moment, offered to help with the construction of the new classroom. Within 5 hours they'd all finished.

Zoe leaves for Maseno Thursday morning to visit The Mercy Home.

Funds have also now been cleared from Justgiving to buy the land the centre is sited on so this is now in Kenya, no thanks to Moneygram!? who extortionately charged us an additional GBP65.00 via the use of lower exchange rates. I've appealed to have the money returned to the children of Ingrids and will keep you posted.

We received our first Payroll Giving commitment also, many thanks to the contributor. This will fund the feeding program at Ingrids. Most children attending only get one meal a day, at Ingrids! It may come as a surprise to some that through various agencies (in UK) chosen by the employers, for example: a contribution of £90 per month (which will fund a feeding program for over 100 children in Kenya) will actually only cost you £54 – "an absolute bargain".  Your employer can explain more or got to the section on our website.

We're also initiating a project looking into Kenya's "desperate need for alternative energy sources". Wind power and small scale turbines will quite simply enable developing communities to leapfrog the negative effects of the fossil-fuel era and stop the serious degradation of their environment. We'll keep you posted but if there is anyone wishing to get involved please contact us.

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Monday, December 07, 2009

Can Copenhagen alleviate poverty in Africa while protecting it from climate change?

On the dawn of the Copenhagen UN Climate Change Conference, Paula Kahumba has made a video with the simple question:

will Copenhagen face the challenge of how to alleviate poverty in Africa while protecting us from climate change?

Paula lives in Kenya where she manages a blogging platform for wildlife conservation on, brainchild of the famed palaeoanthropologists now politician Richard Leaky.

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