18 December – Alalay Christmas card sale at Tudor Hall School, Banbury

13 December – Talk at the SCHARR department of the University of Sheffield

9 December – Cake sale organised by Carol 

18th Bristol Cubs entertainment evening

6 December – 18th Bristol Cub Scouts entertainment evening

25 November – Cake and Alalay Christmas card sale at Howells School, Llandaff

24 November – After-dinner speaker at English Speaking Union (Bristol) Thanksgiving supper

November – Alalay fundraising event at home organised by James and Maria – they will see Alalay’s work firsthand when they volunteer there in 2012

November – Cotham Parish Church announce that Alalay is one of its named charities for the December ‘away giving’ budget

8 November – LATA (Latin America Travel Association) party to celebrate their membership at the 32nd World Travel Market. It was a great event, and provided me with a brilliant opportunity to tell a number of influential people about my work

2 November – Talk at St. Bartholomew’s Ladies’ Circle

12 October – Talk at Tudor Hall School, Banbury

Trailblazer’s cheque

7 October – Visit to Trailblazers group at St. John’s Church, Crowborough. They presented me with a cheque for Alalay, raised earlier in the year at their sponsored sleep out

17 September – Stall and whack-the-rat at Kingsdown Homegrown Community Fair

11 September – Ben Ecclestone and Gary Sidders ran the Bristol half-marathon in fancy dress!

10 September – Alalay early Christmas presents’ sale organised by the Jones’/Robinson’s families

20 August – Marshfield car boot sale

14 August – Saltford Walkers fundraising cream teas and sale

29 June – Talk at Colston’s Primary School assembly

28 June – Talks at Cotham School to the year 8 assembly and the charity group – they ran a cake stall at breaktime and sports day

19 June – Service at Niton Methodist Church, Isle of Wight

8 June – Presentation at the University of Bristol PLuS awards evening

Avon Scouts Jamboree

29 May – Activity stall at Avon Scout “4 Seasons” Jamboree – hundreds of children wrote messages and drew pictures for the Bolivian street kids

25 May – Presentation to the University of Bristol Careers and Employability Board

5 May – Talk at Henleaze Primary School assembly

20 March – Talk at St. John the Evangelist Church, Gloucestershire

10 March – Talk to Jakobek House assembly at Bristol Grammar School

8 March – Bolivian evening at the 18th Bristol Cub Scouts and a quiz