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Life – the fantastic new BBC series

Being huge fans of the previous BBC environmental and wildlife series Planet Earth and generally having a lot of love for David Attenborough in the office, it wasnt surprising that on Monday night we were all glued to our TVs to watch the new, spectacular wildlife series – Life. And it was fantastic – a […]

Run the Greenwich Santa Run for Quest4Change!

How do you fancy dressing as Santa Claus with over 2,000 other people and running, walking, skipping or jumping your way around Greenwich Park this December? Sounds like quite a bit of fun doesn’t it?  One of Quest4Change’s trustees Kunal Patel will be Santa-fied himself getting involved in this festive fundraiser and with a registration […]

Latin Frenzy Fun

The Quest Overseas and Quest4Change crew headed up to London on Tuesday night to support La Vida, a fantastic charity which aims to help further the development of Latin American economies through funding specific projects in health and education. The event was a huge success with over £7,500 raised for the charity.  We all had […]

World Food Day – 16th October 2009

Today marks World Food Day 2009 – originally proclaimed in 1979 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (the FAO) the aim of the Day is to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. The theme for World Food Day 2009 […]

Jane Goodall visits Inti Wara Yassi

Our Bolivian wild animal sanctuary project was incredibly fortunate last week to have a visit from UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall. She was visiting Bolivia as part of a South American tour, where she was giving talks to many different groups of people about her work to help prevent the destruction of our planet. […]

Parents take on the Inca Trail

The Quest Overseas Parents’ Adventure is in full swing and time is absolutely flying. After spending time in the stunning Galapaogos Islands, snorkelling, relaxing and getting up close and personal with some fantastic wildlife, the intrepid bunch headed down to Lima in Peru to visit Villa Maria, our longest running project. Tomorrow they will be […]

Irish Employers call for compulsory Gap Year

Several Irish employers are calling for the introduction of a compulsory ‘gap year’.  It is felt that students are not ready for life after being ‘spoon fed’ information through school.  A ‘gap year’ will enable them to develop key life skills and the experiences of volunteering could make for an easier transition from School to […]

Gap year fair at Brighton & Hove High School today!

Wish this was you….? If you are interested in taking a Gap Year and want to find out more about what your options are why not come along to the Gap Year Fair being held at Brighton and Hove High School this afternoon. We will be there (amongst other Gap Year providers) so if you […]

Bolivia Project featured … in The Sun!

It gets a lot of stick, but is still one of Britain’s most read rags, and now it’s featuring our animal project! The Sun featured an article on the Inti Wara Yassi wild animal refuges yesterday, we’re quite pleased! Read the article in The Sun here Click here to learn how to take part in […]

Thanks Watson Wyatt from Villa Maria

Funds raised by the Watson Wyatt fundraising event are starting to be spent in Villa Maria. The first step was to improve the facilities of the local school, where children who otherwise would not be able to go to school receive free education. The video above is of the project director, Alejandro, installing TVs into […]