The Big 5

When I first heard about the opportunity for a staff member to take part in the Volunteer Zambia project for 2018 I was immediately excited. Having travelled to South Africa in 2011 as a participant in a similar project I was eager to get involved and use my experiences to help Loughborough University students gain…

Cakes Cakes Cakes!

Having Baked over 200 cakes over the last few weeks i think ill be giving baking a break! our cake sale in the union, around campus and in VC Bob’s office went down a treat! 7 hours of baking each time we ended up with some delicious treat, a messy kitchen a two bakers covered…

Playing the Easter Bunny…

The Easter break has been a busy one. As well as going the induction in Durham, this holiday was the chance to raise some funds. I ran a raffle in my local greengrocers, selling tickets for 2 weeks. I had 3 prizes generously donated by the shop; 1st Prize – An Easter Treats Hamper 2nd…

Muli Bwanji!!

What a fantastic last couple of days! After having a fabulous road trip with lots of hideous singing we arrived at Durham University for our Volunteer Zambia induction. After everyone’s arrival and having some much needed food after our long journey we met for the first time the rest of our groups and found out…

Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving-Henry Rosso

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been working hard on the group fundraising front. I’ve been to 3 Loughborough lightning netball matches now selling sweets, popcorn and raffle tickets to spectators. They’ve generally gone really well and we’ve raised about £300 each time! Parie and I also successfully organised and delivered with the help of…

Struck By Lightning

  Here is a video I created of our very first Loughborough Lightning Fundraising. Since it is now Easter Break, I have time to look at our progress in fundraising for our Zambia project in the Summer. One thing that I have realised through fundraising in sporting events such as Lightning Netball games is, the…

Work Hard, Have Fun and Make History!

Over the last 2 weeks with the end of exams and the start of semester 2, although we have been busy starting our new sets of lectures and celebrating finishing our exams, it was also very busy with preparing for Zambia. On the last day of exams, we were there ready at 6pm when the…

Lboro Lighting, Here we Come!

Today we attended our first Loughborough Lightening Netball Match and it went Really well! With Loughborough winning their game and us raising about £300 on the day it was a great afternoon to be apart of! Mitchell also found his match and the boys learnt more about netball.

Exams are Over!

All having finished exams today, we got straight back to it and returned the tennis centre to its original form! Absolutely smashing it we finished within  2 hours 🙂

Busy, busy, busy!

Its been a very busy couple of weeks! Since coming back from Christmas with many exams to revise for, it has been difficult at times to not stop doing stuff for Zambia altogether, but we’ve all tried to keep things ticking along. In the first week back from our Christmas break, we met twice in…

And the Ball is Rolling on Our Group Fundraising!

Who Knew setting up tables and chairs for exams could be so much fun! Taking on the early morning shift Tom, Seb, Lilly and I got stuck in, stacking and carting tables and chairs around the tennis centre!  

The New Year… and We are Only Six Months Away!

    2 Major 4 Minor… Learning about our unconscious motivators and the things we seek to avoid was really interesting! Having discussed all of our PRINT profiles to see how we can help each other to stay our ‘Best Self’ and avoid ‘shadow behaviour’.

The Start of Something Amazing…

When sport and travel are your two greatest passions, Volunteer Zambia seems like the perfect opportunity, and to be chosen to be a part of it is such a huge privilege. Having met the rest of the Lboro ZamFam I am even more excited for what lies ahead… My 5 main aims are… To promote…