Archive for 29 January 2013

Volunteering photography competition

We invite all KickStart Ghana supporters and former volunteers to enter our photography competition. Win a delicious Ghanaian meal and KickStart Ghana t-shirts!

What are the criteria?

The photos must fall into either of the following categories:

  1. KickStart Ghana volunteers volunteering. Enter your best examples of volunteer work taking place in Ghana.
  2. Ghana. We want your shots of beautiful Ghana. This could be the beaches, village life or the wildlife. Use your imagination.
The winner of each category will win a KickStart Ghana t-shirt and the overall winner will win two tickets to the fantastic Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen.

How will the competition be judged?

The judges will be making their decision based on two factors:

  • The quality of the photo (the composition, lighting etc)
  • The spirit of the photo. We are not just looking for entries taken with expensive cameras but ones that showcase the spirit of KickStart Ghana.

How can I enter?

Please complete this entry form to submit your photo(s). The closing date for entries will be 31st March.

Terms and conditions

  1. Photos must be submitted by the copyright owner.
  2. Competitors may enter a maximum of three photos in each category. This will need to be done through separate entry forms.
  3. By contributing an image you agree to grant KickStart Ghana a perpetual, royalty-free, non exclusive licence to use the image.

The Paris Marathon: What was I thinking?

One of our trustees, David Coles, is going to be running the Paris Marathon on 7th April aiming to raise £1000 for KickStart Ghana. Below are his thoughts on why he’s doing it.

Ever since I was in school people have told me I look like a long distance runner. Tall, with skinny legs and pretty bad at most other sports I think they were trying to stop me giving up sport altogether, “You’ve for the perfect physique for long distance running my boy,” the PE teacher would say (ignoring the fact I would finish near the back of cross country running each week).

Well that’s great and maybe these memories were in the forefront of my mind when I decided to enter in to the Paris Marathon back in October. I boldly signed up, giving myself a pat on the back thinking “how hard can this actually be?”. Well, whenever I go out for a training run it really, really hurts. Out of breathe, heart pumping and legs aching, I certainly don’t feel like a long distance runner. Those Olympic athletes make it look a lot easier than it really is!

So why am I putting myself through this? Surely it would be easier to just cheer on others from the sidelines, sponsoring the many friends I have who are running the Brighton and London marathons this year for some great causes.
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