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There is another way

The 14th Nov has been ringed in my calendar for months! The Big i Foundation Ball and the launch of ‘There is another way’. Sleepless nights, spreadsheets, food allergies, seating plans, last minute changes, table decorations, auction prizes, invoices, daily e mails from Ian, Nina and Crista (all mixed in with the imminent arrival of my granddaughter) meant my stress levels were high. But do you know what I really did have a Ball. The reason? People! The people who are part of the ITL family are amazing. Support, hugs, smiles and sheer energy from people who want to make a difference. I don’t know yet how much we raised but I do know it will make a difference. Having been to Kakuma earlier this year I know how much is needed.

Big i Foundation There is another way

As well as raising money it was the launch of ‘There is another way‘. If you are feeling even slightly jaded or worried about education then read this – it is so refreshing. Uplifting!



I’m feeling my age this morning – too much dancing I suspect but so worth it! Thank you to everyone who helped, donated prizes, bought auction lots (even genuine copies of newspapers šŸ™‚ ) sang, decorated and basically made me realise that yes – there is another way x

Big i Foundation There is another way

Big i Foundation There is another way


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I was fortunate to work with a lovely group of people in Derby yesterday. Above is my friendĀ theĀ amazing Dave Harris @bravehead who is the Managing Director of Independent Thinking (spot the tie)


We were working with WWEPuk (World Wide Education Project UK)Ā http://www.wwep.org.uk/Ā – I’m fortunate to be going to work in a refugee camp called Kakuma – in NW Kenya in March with my friend Debbie Kidd @debrakidd

I will keep you up to date with our plans as well as photos during the visit (obviously!) hopefully we will set up a separate blog so people can follow our progress.


PS The weather (wind in particular) was awful! The header image is Sheffield Train Station