In these weird times you can be worked to exhaustion in the caring professions or struck down by Covid Ennui. It’s a delight to be have something to celebrate. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=424339392053143 Trevor Cowlett was one of the first three people to
I have been asked to write about how KOA helped us connect and make drama, music, art and empathy especially in St Swithun's school. Every year for 50 years, my village through KOA raised money for an overseas project chosen
The death of George Floyd is an image of brutality that appears on an American turn table which keeps going around and around for centuries. We have no reason in this country to be complacent but there are significant differences.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08d191x On Sunday 24th May at 09.10am Nancy Mudenyo Hunt was on BBC Radio Oxford talking from Kenya to Lilley Mitchell about the charity she founded the NasioTrust #covid19 preparation in Kenya. Their reality is different to ours. The people
I started the day early - interviewed on BBC Radio Oxford by James Watts - flagging up the unveiling of a plaque to 50 years of achievement by the unique KOA ! You can hear the interview on this link
The village of Kennington is NOT wealthy but it has changed the lives of 100,000s of people for the better. Through KOA it has been unique as a village –possibly in the world - by holding out a hand of
The end of an era and a golden farewell for KOA. I am so proud of how we have helped people to help themselves. May the legacy continue!
Fifty years of helping people to help themselves . Through a unique organisation called KOA, my Oxfordshire village has chosen to fundraise for small charities with strong grass roots links. They ensure that our money is well spent and give
My award from the High Sheriff celebrating an organisation (unique in the world?) that has helped people help themselves.
Pete Hughes of the Oxford Mail did KOA proud today. 2018 is KOA's Golden Anniversary but will also be our final year. http://www.thisisoxfordshire.co.uk/news/16143869.kennington-overseas-aid-to-go-out-with-a-bang-after-50-years/ The post of High Sheriff goes back to the time of the Magna Carta but the role
A brilliant line up for The Kennington Festival Arts starting with Peggy Seeger. Read my profile feature on her here.
The Kennington Festival of Arts kicked off with the memorable Peggy Seeger. She had the audience in the palm of her hand and her empathy shobe bright. I can recommend First Time Ever . Many memoirs have too much
Poems in an Exhibition : An accidental but delightful celebration of diversity in aid of Standing Voice.
Oxfordfolio are sending ‘Poems in an Exhibition’ to the printers today. Hatred of the ‘other’ has been rearing its ugly head everywhere. ‘Poems in an Exhibition’ has accidentally become a celebration of diversity. The backgrounds of the poets and artists