7 Days left: Free Hugs World Record in Distance. London – Edinburgh 2018.

I made it my mission in life to teach people how they can make the world around them a little friendlier, safer, and happier by using positive projects and activities to target societal issues, and so I seem to have talked myself into something a bit out there again.. Next Saturday, on the 7th July I begin the over 900 kilometre walk from London to Edinburgh, 20-30 km/day, carrying a fabulous free hugs flag created by Irene and creating a new world record for the World’s Longest Free Hugs Event in Terms of Distance to promote our platform focallocal.org re-launching

after 2 years building i’m proud to announce our homelessness resource map is (finally) ready to Alpha launch!!

2 years ago volunteers at Focallocal began building the Brighter Tomorrow Map in response to the many homeless people around the World, and Governments/Charities inability to solve it. I’m proud to announce our homelessness resource map is (finally) ready to Alpha launch. Please tell everyone, and take 5mins adding all the resources you can find to it!

the van finally found its name, meet Conn(i)e!

It took a long time for a the perfect name to come. thank you to everyone who helped bounce ideas around with me until a name came up that was right for our big, fairly slow, colourful, and cheerful van. Conn(i)e is driving around the World spreading Connection, so the name is simply the essence and spirit of our van and road trip, and it seems to fit the reliable but slightly sluggish old girl like a glove ..perhaps a glove for all the happy hand prints our members decorated the side with :O)

So please welcome Conn(i)e to our community, and if you see her knock on the side and ask for the paint pens i have inside so you can add your colourful and positive art and decorations to make her look even more awesome! Conn(i)e has come a long way since the day i bought her. for a start, no rust, all the door locks work now (up from just one) and the solar panel and leisure battery mean i can cook and plugin my electronics inside.