Katherine Horsham: July’s Doer of the Month

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Katherine Horsham is our latest Doer of the Month, after raising 27 pledges in support of her Ride London cycle sportive on 29th July. Katherine lives in London, working in community building and volunteering while looking after her two re-homed guinea pigs, Jaffa Cake and Fudge Brownie. If only she’d taken them on the ride with her…!

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Robbie Sutherland: June’s Doer of the Month

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This post was originally published by MAD Challenges. We think it’s pretty great.

#my_handprint is a series by MAD Challenges, talking about all the things we can do to help the environment, not stopping at despairing over all the ways our carbon footprint harms it. In this episode, meet Robbie Sutherland. He raised 107 carbon reducing pledges from 37 sponsors, earning the title of Doer of the Month for June. Read on for his thoughts on his challenge, the Mad Seat, and sustainability:

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Rachel Shuttleworth does the Southampton Half Marathon

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People marked last month’s Earth Day in many different ways, but Rachel Shuttleworth particularly caught our eye – and earned the title of April’s Doer of the Month in the process. On 22nd April, she ran her first ever half marathon, raising  34 pledges in support – pledges to take action for the environment instead of donating cash. After all, the environment needs action more than it needs cash.

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Iain Boyd: Doer of the Month

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Iain Boyd, our latest Doer of the Month, raised over 35 pledges in support of the Loch Ness Marathon recently, saving over a tonne of carbon in the process. Here Iain, an Environmental Consultant from Edinburgh, shares his story of how he earned that sought-after title. (I should start keeping track of how many of our Doers of the Month are from Edinburgh. There must be something in the water…).  Continue reading

Doer of the Month: Gemma Stenhouse goes MAD

Gemma Stenhouse.jpegGemma Stenhouse is our latest Doer of the Month, having raised over 100 pledges for the MAD Seat Challenge in July.

“WTF is the MAD Seat Challenge?!”, I hear you asking. It’s the latest event hosted by MAD Challenges, challenging participants to hike up Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh as many times as they can in 24 hours. Lewis Breen smashed the record this year, making 48 swift ascents. Madness. Continue reading

Paul Glissov: Doer of the Month

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Paul is our Doer of the Month for April. He joined 22 others in the MAD Challenges inaugural event in April – a 35 mile hike up the River Clyde carrying 6 litres of water. Why the water? To make it a bit more challenging (and worthy of support), and to symbolise the amount of water wasted by running a tap for two minutes.

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New to Being a Do Goodie: Jojo takes on the Devil Mud Run

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Jojo Mills joined Team Do for the Devil Mud Run earlier this month, earning the title of Doer of the Month along with her fellow runners Heather and Wystan – between them raising an impressive 117 pledges in support. Here Jojo shares her experience of the whole mucky affair. 

It’s not often that I rise on a Saturday morning without hitting the snooze button; with butterflies in my belly; and a fine excuse for eating peanut butter and banana French toast sandwiches for breakfast. Continue reading

August’s Doer of the Month: Holly Page, from couch to triathlon

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Holly is our latest Doer of the Month; her contagious enthusiasm and determination drove her from Couch to Triathlon, raising a whopping 64 pledges of support in the process.  We caught up with her to hear her story and advice on inspiring friends to live more sustainably through Do Nation.

Read on – it’s inspiring stuff.

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Volcanic Efforts

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Last month, something impressive happened in Edinburgh. No, I’m not talking about the festival – but the Arthur’s Seat Challenge. Committed climate activist Dave Bell organised the 24 hour race of the UK’s most famous volcano – who could climb Arthur’s Seat the most times in 24 hours?

Andrew Rigg topped the charts, climbing the 131m ascent an impressive 41 times in 24 hours. My legs wobble just thinking about it.

Why put yourself through such pain, I hear you ask?  Continue reading