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Hi all. As long time readers might know, I'm off to Zambia in the summer with the Book Bus charity, which takes books (and enthusiastic volunteers!) to schools in remote rural areas of Zambia, with the aim of raising literacy levels, and helping to increase the life chances of children they work with. I'm probably (assuming there are enough volunteers) off to the Luangwa Valley on their newest project). You can find a lot more information (and volunteer yourself, if the fancy takes you!) at http://www.thebookbus.org/ . In order to raise funds for books and stationery to take out there (NOT to pay for the trip, which I'm paying for myself - I wouldn't expect anyone to pay for my 'holiday!'), I've set up a website - http://www.adieis50.org/ which includes a 'Donate' link. You can donate in four different ways -

'just a donation', which is 'just' a donation - very welcome, though!
'Sponsor A Day', where you get to give me a task for a specific day in exchange for a donation - and I'll try and do it (as long as it's not life threatening, or illegal...), and provide evidence!
'Send a Postcard', where you'll get a postcard from Zambia - minimum donation of £1 for this one, as I have to buy the postcard and the stamp.
and finally '10K donation', which is a donation for running the Leeds, Pennine and Hull 10K races this year (well, I say running...). The form uses Paypal to collect funds (but you don't need an account, and you don't have to set one up in order to donate). All donations, as ever, gratefully received!

I'd be grateful if you'd share this as widely as possible, too - the more money raised, the bigger impact can be made!
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Hi all - Happy New Year for tomorrow! If you have book tokens from Christmas to spend, you've made a New Year's resolution to read more books, or you're looking for that perfect new year's pressie (for someone else, or for yourself!), can I recommend Andy Kershaw's brilliant autobiography 'No Off Switch' - as recommended by no less a human being than the nearly legendary Stephen Fry (https://twitter.com/#!/stephenfry/status/149481984119406592) - also, if you get chance, go and see Andy in one of his live appearances (info at http://www.andykershaw.co.uk/ - where you'll also find more info about the book) - he's brilliant! :-)
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I'm running (I use the word loosely, as ever!) the Hull, Leeds and York 10K events in 2012 to raise funds for the NSPCC. Donations gratefully received! (see the link below, or text NCCY62 £5 - or however much you'd like to donate - to 70070. Thanks!
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Not only that, but you can get books, DVDs, audiobooks, CDs, and surf the web for free!
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Added photos from the Royal Armouries museum in Leeds this morning. News last night was that their visitor numbers are down 28%. Following massive government cuts to their funding, they scrapped their entire education department, and all the actors who provided historical interpretation, plus the falconry shows and horse demonstrations - but apparently, this isn't the reason for the drop in visitors...
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Just been reading Andy Kershaw's 'No Off Switch' on his first live TV outside broadcast - presenting Live Aid from Wembley. Difficult to believe it was 26 years ago (makes me feel very old!)..
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Hi all. A colleague from school, Richard Sugden, is running the Great North Run in Newcastle, UK, this morning (It's a half marathon) for the Brain Tumour Research trust - please donate, and share this! Thanks.
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Photos from Whitby Folk Week 2011 - a week that started with three days of blue skies, blue seas, and sun - and finished with a rainstorm that made us think about building an ark!
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At the same time as Off The Shelf in Sheffield, there's the Ilkley Literature Festival in..erm...Ilkley - in fact, one of the events offered by Ilkley is a visit to Sheffield!
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Saturday 8th October 9am– return by 5.45pm. Meet in Ilkley
Car Park near Olicana Stationers

Visit Sheffield Literature Festival!
Join us on a visit to our sister Festival – Off the Shelf – in Sheffield. Travel by coach to Sheffield for a talk by local historian David Templeman about Mary, Queen of Scots – the ‘Captive Queen’, one of history’s most romantic figures who was imprisoned in Sheffield’s Manor Lodge. After lunch (bring your own/choose a café in central Sheffield) visit the historic Manor Lodge estate, once the Great Sheffield Deer Park, and enjoy a guided tour, led by costumed
interpreters, of the restored Turret House where Mary was held captive,
before returning to Ilkley. £20

Personally, I'd prefer Rob Brydon... :-)
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