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Pink elephant really does exist!

A pink elephant calf has been caught on camera in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. They are extremely rare in the African elephant population and this one was spotted by eagle eye wildlife photographer Mike Holding. The pink colouration is caused by the elephant missing a gene making it albino. Unfortunately this means it is […]

Chicken Week Begins!

So chicken week begins, and this is how our office is looking today! If you’re in Brighton today, keen an eye out for our chicken swimming in the sea – serious stuff this fundraising! Keep checking back to see what he’s getting up to, it’s going on all week. To see why he’s doing this, […]

This is crazy, The Liger! and Tigron!

Rarely am i lost for words Tigron Liger-The liger is a hybrid cross between a male lion and a female tiger. It is denoted scientifically as Panthera tigris × Panthera leo.A liger resembles a lion with diffused stripes. They are the largest cats in the world, although the Siberian Tiger is the largest pure sub-species. […]

World Water Day 2009

With World Water Day 2009 coming up on Sunday 22nd March, Excellent Development, our project partner in Kenya, have been conducting some interesting research into the contrast between the massive choice of bottled water we have here in the UK compared to the limited access to a clean water supply faced by rural villages in […]

Countdown to Chicken Week! 3days to go!!

Preparations are in full swing for what is tipped to be the biggest event of the year – Quest Overseas Chicken Week 2009! Suggestions have been flooding in, including swimming in the sea, dancing the birdy song and catching the Eurostar to Paris (one step too far I think?!). If you would like me to […]

Brazil team leaves their project

After a fantastic month of work in Mangueira complex, improving the lives of the children in Casa Lar and entertaining the hundreds of kids in the Tia Neuma school (not to mention their fantastic exploits in the Rio Carnival parade), the team has now moved onto their expedition. I believe they are currently enjoying the […]

Climb Kilimanjaro

Not wanting to be out done by the comic relief lot, (though we are impressed) we know that we can do it better. So in light of chicken week, on the condition we raise the money to house and build the chicken farm, we will climb Kili and parade around the top sporting our out-fits […]

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Seeing green, leprechauns, shamrocks and pints of guinness everywhere you go today? Never fear… you aren’t going mad – today marks St Patrick’s Day, the annual celebration of the patron saint of Ireland. Cue public holidays and days off work in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and (most bizarrely)the tiny Carribbean island of Montserrat. […]

Gap Fair – Ashby School

As I write Andy and Jon are at Ashby School in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire waiting to answer any questions you might have about our projects or gap years in general. So go along and say hello! The fair lasts from 10:45am til 2pm and directions to the school are here!

Comic Relief – Red Nose Day…All Day…Today!

For the chance to see Robbie Williams dressed as a little girl and French and Saunders last ever sketch tune into BBC1 from 7pm tonight and watch the Comic Relief TV Extravaganza. For a taste of the former delight have a look at the clip on the BBC News Page! Comic Relief this year is […]