BY PAUL HATCHER After three months of training – largely consisting of me ‘re-learning’ how to swim the front crawl properly – it was finally time to literally take the plunge. I stood on the hill next to my wife, simply staring out towards the lake at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, shocked at the sheer […]
Thirty-three people ran the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon races last Sunday (12 February) to raise money for Viva’s life-changing work with vulnerable children. Well done to all of the runners for taking part in the three different race categories and for raising the profile of Viva in their distinctive blue t-shirts, spurred on by […]
BY PAUL HATCHER & LIZ CROSS It’s that time of year when many of us make resolutions for ourselves – this New Year will you join us in making a resolution for children at risk? Over the coming year, we’ve both committed to personally raising funds for Viva’s life-giving work with children. Paul’s goal is […]
Viva is blessed with so many dedicated and creative supporters. This year, Patsy (a longstanding Viva enthusiast who was a Trustee for a number of years) had the vision to set up a pop-up second hand fashion boutique called Fashion with Compassion to raise money for a particular project in Zimbabwe – all about greenhouses!
Thank you so much to all who gave to our Match Appeal last Christmas! Ten months on, we wanted to share one way in which Viva has been tackling the issue of domestic violence and abuse in Central America.
Hello, I’m Marnie & I’m 9, I have a sister called Brooke who is 5. We want to tell you about our cake sale this September: Last year Mum & I baked to raise money for Viva’s GEC project and my church loved it. I remember a certain person who asked “when are you going […]
It was a beautiful sunny afternoon in July, so why could the strains of ‘Jingle Bells’ be heard drifting across the field? Even more bizarrely, why were people lounging around on picnic blankets and humming along to ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’ whilst eating turkey and cranberry sandwiches and mince pies?