Fundraising for an educational vegan animal sanctuary: the Bohemian Hippy crowdfunding project

The founder of the UK’s only fully independent and inclusive networking site for vegans, Lynn Jolly, is looking to open central Scotland’s first ever fully vegan animal sanctuary (see here).

The Glasgow ‘Veganpreneur’ who late last year launched Bohemian Hippy – the UK’s first official social networking site with integrated shop, resources and vegan directory – is using the money generated from the site to fund the project and is looking to get others involved in the project through crowdfunding and possible grants. Continue reading “Fundraising for an educational vegan animal sanctuary: the Bohemian Hippy crowdfunding project”

Become a Wrap Pyjama Fairy: a volunteer sewing project

Ever since I started my journey in dressmaking 3 years ago, I’ve mostly been sewing for myself. Occasionally, I get asked to make faux fur snoods or to make a dress for a friend. As you probably already know, I also did several sewing projects for myself and the bridesmaids. I’ve always wanted to sew for others and couldn’t have found a better choice in volunteer charity Wrap Pyjama Fairies.


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Edinburgh Fashion Week launch weekend: Walk The Walk Charity Fashion Show

Award-winning Edinburgh Fashion Week (#EdFashionWeek) is back for its second year after its successful launch last year. While all fashionista eyes are focused on Paris, Milan, New York and London Fashion Weeks, more eyes are turning to the up and coming city of Edinburgh and what local designers have to offer. The marquee set up next to the Scottish National Gallery next to Princes Street Gardens certainly catches people’s attention as you walk past. Inside the marquee, local designers have pop up shops set up for visitors and Edinburgh residents alike to browse their wares while talks and fashion shows are being held till 13 March. Continue reading “Edinburgh Fashion Week launch weekend: Walk The Walk Charity Fashion Show”

My visit to Ishi Salon for a hair makeover!

During the hair, beauty and makeup networking event I attended a few weeks past, I spoke to Isla, Creative Director at Ishi Salon about a change and so I took the plunge and made an appointment.


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Update on the fundraiser Combatathon and tandem skydive!

As you’re probably all aware by now, I was looking for sponsorship for the two fundraiser events that I signed up for: the 3-hour Combatathon on Thursday 23rd and a tandem skydive on Saturday 25th. I’ve now done both and I couldn’t be more pleased with how well everything’s progressed!


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Double whammy thrill-seeking, fundraising events!

For those of you who were reading my blog last year would know that I participated in a 3-hour Combatathon challenge in support of Macmillan Cancer Suppport. Apart from a few minutes recovery break between each hour, we pretty much battled our way through the burn of lactic acid in our muscles and unleashed our inner warriors that night in August. Now, I’m pushing the envelope even further – and I need your support. Continue reading “Double whammy thrill-seeking, fundraising events!”

Madness, Sparkle and Creative Flair, By Lauren Hayley

Last week, I spoke about the importance of mental health awareness. Not all mental health issues are visible to even those closest to you. It’s something society has ostracised so that it’s seen as a weakness; it’s been looked down upon, so much so those affected are either weak or a danger to society.

Instead of shying away from talking about other’s weaknesses, we should recognise that we all have strengths and weaknesses. Some of us reach a point where being strong for too long means you’ve got no more strength to give. Why would anyone want to put their hearts on their sleeves and tell the world they’ve suffered through mental health issues when most of society’s reaction to those with learning/physical disabilities are so negative? Continue reading “Madness, Sparkle and Creative Flair, By Lauren Hayley”

I did it! Update on the Combat Cancer Combatathon

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Twenty eight days ago, a couple of friends from BodyCombat told me they had signed up for the Combatathon events to fundraise for Macmillan Cancer Support. I was excited but apprehensive when I signed up. Three hours of continous Combat. What was I thinking? Continue reading “I did it! Update on the Combat Cancer Combatathon”

Updated: Support me in my challenge, Combat Cancer Combatathon

On Thursday 28th August, I will be participating in the Macmillan Cancer Support event at Edinbugh Leisure Centre, Combat Cancer Combatathon. The challenge involves 3 hours of non-stop BodyCombat. Continue reading “Updated: Support me in my challenge, Combat Cancer Combatathon”