If you imagine incidents like when the England youth team were abused fairly recently. Those are kids living out their dream on a huge occasion, then a few idiots in the crowd burst the bubble and ruin it. If 99.9% of the crowd joined in a chant to let them know they are behind them then it would turn the moment from a shitty one into one where they feel backed as athletes and human-being by everyone there.
It would be great to launch an awareness campaign for a coordinated action all the other fans can take which drowns out the racism in football, showing solidarity and support for the player(s) being targeted, and belittling the behaviour of problem fans. What are your suggestions?
I’m not much of a social media type, so if you want to come along click subscribe on youtube, this vid is pretty much just for you. I’ll try to give a feel of the trip by creating a short video series.
After 2.5years building with volunteers around the world, this weekend we aim to finally launch The Brighter Tomorrow Map, an effort to transform homelessness everywhere through connecting and empowering communities
I just wanted to share a quick technique i’ve experimented with successfully and added to my tool box, which is helping me to connect with people around me much faster and better. Networking
People networking hear so many project pitches, few will match perfectly or really interest them. How can you make yours stand out? The answer is don’t. Drop the pitch. Getting to know the person behind the project is far more valuable, and what they want to know is what drives you, so i’ve been asking ‘what change are you trying to make in this world?’.
After that long, panic stricken 1st day and the lonely night still sending out messages for people to come help, things began getting smoother. We began coasting. Each of us had out spells of thinking we should stop and drop out on that last day, but the other two and supporters were always there as we neared the end, and mostly it began going a lot easier. Some might call it dastardly, but i hadn’t told my hug partners that the previous world record was 26 hours, to help them avoid clock watching – and they hadn’t checked it. We’d already broken it by 5 hours when i decided it was time and told them.
Lets get it out the way 1st, i know you’re already wondering. Toileting. We decided to submit our record bid to Guinness who actually require that anyone breaking an endurance record takes a 5 min break every hour.. i guess at some point their records got a little messy so they introduced that. During the day that meant a run to the nearby pub, at night i had a pop up tent with a little camping toilet in it. Arriving at Westminster Tube station dripping sweat from rushing around with the heavy box, i felt like a watery zombie. I put the box down and pulled a muscle in my back.
A little late, but here’s my account of our World record breaking hug marathon, which we undertook just before Xmas in 2017 to raise awareness for the ever increasing homelessness crisis in the UK – and to promote our effort to bring communities together to support societies most vulnerable ourselves, as the UK government is ignoring them. Everyone can get involved and find effective ways to help people who are homeless near them to begin building a better future on The Brighter Tomorrow Map
1) Is it an official World Record? a) Maybe. Our main camera our GoPro was on low quality to save space, and the quality makes it difficult to see the clock. If anyone is good enough to clean the footage up and make the clock visible, then we can submit it, although it looks too poor to recover.