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July 2015

Gale Lewis jogging to Cambridge to raise money for The Hunger Project!

NHLI’s Gale Lewis (photo below) is jogging from London to Cambridge to raise money for The Hunger Project, a global, strategic non-profit organisation committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. Over the last 25 years, the organisation has pioneered strategies that work, and has discovered that communities can sustainably end their own hunger when they start with womenmobilise everyone, and engage government.

This is what Gale has to say about the challenge: ‘I am about to embark on my third year of long distance challenges for the Hunger Project. My training is going well and I recently completed the longest of my training walks which was 32 miles in 9 and a half hours. This year’s challenge is non-stop walking or jogging from London to Cambridge (100 km) in hopefully less than 22 hours. I have completed the first part of my fundraising for this year by participating in the Live below the Line, living on £1 per day for five days, but if you would like to support me in my biggest challenge yet – the non-stop 100 km – it would be gratefully appreciated.’

Gale’s fundraising page can be found here:  http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GaleLewis.

More information on The Hunger Project can be found via these links:

http://www.thehungerproject.co.uk/.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq80vZJ8n2k

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Children’s Activity and Educational Camp

Imperial brings you multi-activity educational camps this summer!

Imperial College London have teamed up with Fit For Sport, an organisation with over 20 years of experience providing activity camps for children and young people.

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Imperial and Fit For Sport will deliver a multi-activity and educational camp making use of the fantastic facilities at Imperial’s South Kensington campus. Imperial staff and stakeholders also benefit from a special discounted rate.

About the Summer Pilot Programme

Age Groups: Inclusive activities for children aged between 3-12 years

Dates: The pilot will be running for 6 weeks over the school Summer holidays

  • Monday 20 July – Friday 28 August

Price: Imperial stakeholders will receive a discounted rate

  • Day rate: £34 (usually £49)
  • Half day rate: £24 (usually £35)

Activities: The children will take part in various activities throughout the day including swimming, multi-sports and healthy lifestyle activities, science workshops and child-friendly experiments, and arts and crafts.

For more information about the Summer activity camps and details on how to book click here.

 

Mum’s the word!

A recent study at Harvard Business School (discussed in The Guardian last month) – has shown that the daughters of mothers in employment have better careers, marginally higher pay and more equal relationships compared to those raised by stay-at-home mothers. The study used data from 24 different countries and showed that working mothers’ effect on daughters’ careers was particularly noticeable in the UK and the US. And it is not only girls who benefit from having a working mother – the study also showed that children raised by women in employment have more liberal attitudes towards women in the workplace, and also that sons of working mothers generally take on a greater share of household care roles such as parenting. The results of the study demonstrate the potential for non-traditional gender role models to wear down gender inequality both at home and at work.

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