A recent piece of research claimed that Tooting is the unhappiest place in London, something that all Tooting residents knew to be false. I don’t know whether the excellent Tooting Daily PRSS organised #24HrsToots to counter this reputation or not, but it was a fantastic idea. The concept was for as many people as possible […]

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DC does the London Marathon

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 […]

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The London Wetland Centre

The London Wetland Centre is a stunning 100 acre site in Barnes, run by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. Many birds and other wildlife have taken permanent residency at the centre and hundreds of others pass through on annual migration routes providing great opportunities to practice wildlife photography. I headed to Barnes with my friend Matt, who […]

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Shine Night Walk 2014

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 […]

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The MoonWalk 2014

Last Saturday I was lucky enough to be invited by The Tootsie Rollers back stage for the brilliant concert held for all of the inspirational fundraisers completing The MoonWalk 2014. The 20,000 people packed in a tent waiting to complete a 26.2 mile walk were treated to brilliant music and inspirational speeches, just in case they needed […]

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Why I’m proud of LSE students

As a truly epic Student Volunteering Week 2014 draws to a close it’s hard not to feel proud of the difference that LSE students make in the communities we live in. Since Monday, LSE students have completed a run with GoodGym, helping out at Camley Street Natural Park whilst getting fit. They raised almost £350 […]

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Going up The Shard

The Shard; a proud monument showcasing the best of British or London’s ugliest building ruining the capital’s skyline? I’m not sure which opinion I take but I was excited to see the view from the 69th floor viewing platform. Luckily we had a break with the weather and were treated to some stunning views. We […]

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Meeting the Hackney Pirates

“Welcome to our beach shack” is not what you normally hear when you visit a charity’s head offices, but this is exactly the welcome you get when you visit the Hackney Pirates. Having worked with the charity over the past year, and with them attending the last two LSE volunteering fairs, I was lucky enough […]

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Photography class

I recently attended a beginners photography class run by City Academy. I had a new camera for Christmas and have pretty much used it on ‘auto’ and not much else so far. As soon as we walked in we were told to put it on manual and we’d be exploring the settings over the course […]

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Originally posted on lifelauralondon:
It’s not rounders. It’s actual softball. We play in a charity league with my friend Dave’s charity KickStart Ghana.  Last year we were the little-team-that-could and knocked out other charity teams who had 100x the amount of staff/budget/resources of KSG. This year or record isn’t as good, but to be fair…

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