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Kate’s Amaryllis Blossoms!

For Kate’s Birthday last year we presented her with a beautiful Amaryllis bulb, that she could plant and watch grow.  Unfortunately it has come into full bloom while Kate is hundreds of miles away in Tanzania.  A well thought out present then?! So here it is Kate, in all its glory for you to enjoy!

National Tree week, get involved!

The Quest office is supporting National Tree week and will be planting a tree this Saturday at our UK office in Hove.  Tree O’clock will see an attempt at a new world record to plant the most trees in one hour.  Over 279,375 pledges have already been received to plant trees all around the country. […]

International Volunteer Day – 5th Dec

This Saturday, 5th December, is International Volunteer Day – set up to give volunteer organizations and individual volunteers the opportunity to concretely show their contributions to peace and development. As part of the celebration of the achievements and work of so many volunteers worldwide the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is inviting everyone to join […]

National Tree week, get involved!

The Quest office is supporting National Tree week and will be planting a tree this Saturday at our UK office in Hove.  Tree O’clock will see an attempt at a new world record to plant the most trees in one hour.  Over 279,375 pledges have already been received to plant trees all around the country. […]

International Volunteer Day – 5th Dec

This Saturday, 5th December, is International Volunteer Day – set up to give volunteer organizations and individual volunteers the opportunity to concretely show their contributions to peace and development. As part of the celebration of the achievements and work of so many volunteers worldwide the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is inviting everyone to join […]

Deforestation the downfall of the Peruvian Nazca

Researchers have found that the Ancient Peruvian Nazca civilisation may have actively contributed to its own downfall through cutting down forests to clear land for agriculture. The Nazca people flourished before disappearing 1,500 years ago and are most famous for creating giant etchings in the Peruvian coastal desert – the mysterious “Nazca Lines”. It is […]

Fantastic Salsa night

The Watson Wyatt Salsa night in aid of Villa Maria was a huge success raising a total of £3,379 – that’s enough to build 6 houses! Sarah and I headed up to London for the event where we meet Stav, Andrew and the whole team. There was a yummy buffet, the salsa lesson was absolutely […]

Jon’s project update from Villa Maria

At Quest Overseas we pride ourselves on worthwhile projects that mean both volunteers and host communities benefit from the work that’s done.  That’s why Quest Overseas Director Jon Cassidy is currently out visiting our projects in South America.  This week he has been checking up on our Villa Maria Project in Peru.  Quest have been […]

Deforestation the downfall of the Peruvian Nazca

Researchers have found that the Ancient Peruvian Nazca civilisation may have actively contributed to its own downfall through cutting down forests to clear land for agriculture. The Nazca people flourished before disappearing 1,500 years ago and are most famous for creating giant etchings in the Peruvian coastal desert – the mysterious “Nazca Lines”. It is […]

Fantastic Salsa night

The Watson Wyatt Salsa night in aid of Villa Maria was a huge success raising a total of £3,379 – that’s enough to build 6 houses! Sarah and I headed up to London for the event where we meet Stav, Andrew and the whole team. There was a yummy buffet, the salsa lesson was absolutely […]