On Saturday I was invited back to Walk the Walk to capture The Tootsie Rollers performing their charity single and then starting the half marathon through the night all to raise funds to end breast cancer. As when I attended in 2014 the atmosphere was incredible with 15,000 people in the tent being treated to […]Read More Walk the Walk 2016 with The Tootsie Rollers
How are we going to create real change by 2030? How will we eradicate poverty, end gender inequality, stop climate change and achieve the other 14 Sustainable Development Goals when it’s expected to cost 5-10 trillion dollars a year to do so? These are the questions that Thomas Muirhead, Managing Director of Child.org, approaches in his TEDx Talk […]Read More Moving beyond giving
Each year the Norwegian based organisation Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund (SAIH) highlight the very best and worst of charity aid videos to try and change the way the aid industry approaches development and how poverty is represented. They look for those that are misrepresenting the people they claim to help, stereotype and possibly hinder […]Read More The Rusty and Golden Radiator Awards are in
I was invited back to volunteer as a photographer at Shine Night Walk 2015 and I was really happy to help with such a good cause. The atmosphere was incredible once again with thousands of walkers, all in good spirit, loads of volunteers on the route and London lit up in Cancer Research colours. I also got […]Read More Shine Night Walk 2015
We’ve all seen the terrible images and stories coming out of Nepal over the past two weeks. You would have to have a heart of stone not to be moved and want to offer your help in any possible way. The British public has already donated millions of pounds and I’m sure this total will continue to […]Read More Want to help the children of Nepal? Don’t fuel the orphanage industry
Jen Wilkins is an LSE alumni and former LSE SU RAG president. She now works for PR agency PHA Media specialising in campaigns and causes. She’s particularly interested in mental health and women’s rights and is a member of Amnesty’s Women’s Rights Action Network connecting activists with their My Body My Rights campaign. Thank you to […]Read More Guest post – Charity PR: Stop the sensationalism!
I received an email today. At first glance I thought it was an April Fools. Been thinking about taking part in a GVI childcare programme recently? Well, today could be your lucky day! To raise funds for the GVI Charitable Trust, we’ve partnered up with PrizeAid and StudentUniverse to provide one lucky donor with a free 2-week place […]Read More Win a childcare experience. Really?
Entering the London Marathon is one of the easiest things imaginable. I’ve done it the last six years, thus proving how easy it is. You complete a short online form in springtime and then wait for the ‘unsuccessful’ notification to arrive in the post in October, basking in the knowledge that you are a gallant […]Read More DC does the London Marathon
On September 27th I was lucky enough to be a volunteer photographer for the Cancer Research Shine Night Walk. Any mass participation event has a buzz about it but with thousands of people fundraising to end cancer, whilst remembering and honouring loved ones, it meant that there was a very special atmosphere in London. The […]Read More Shine Night Walk 2014