We're hoping to save 1500 portions of unwanted fruit from going to waste by turning it into smoothies at a local school over the next few weeks, and what better way to measure our progress than with the latest addition to our ever growing family of o-meters - the waste-o-meter.
So far we've saved 540 portions of perfectly good fruit from a bin-shaped fate, so there's still a bit of a way to go, but like the proverbial tortoise we’ve every confidence we’ll make it.
To find out how your school could get involved head here http://www.innocentdrinks.co.uk/tastenotwaste/ and keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks as we’ve got some blenders to give away to some lucky schools if we reach our target.
It's not often that a group of characters from a 1930s Disney classic compete against some of the UK's finest athletes, but hey, it's just one of those weeks. Who will win between Snow White and the 7 dwarves and the British Olympic team? Go here to vote and choose your winner.
The British Olympic Team
The results from last week show that the mouse is mightier than the fictitious elf from the land of Nintendo. Who'd a thunk it. A big congratulations to Mrs Gail Lee.
We asked our Facebook fans to suggest some random words for town crier Alistair to build into a cry. We were sent a load of truly random words ranging from 'rambunctious' to 'endoplasmic' to 'big girls are beautiful'. We asked Alistair to try and build 5 into his cry. The result is... well, see for yourself and share amongst friends. It's not the kind of thing you see everyday.
Did you know 80% of the Indian population live on less than $2 a day?
Jeevika Trust (http://www.jeevika.org.uk/) is one of the amazing charities the innocent foundation supports to fight poverty in rural India. Jeevika Trust has touched more than 100,000 lives over the last decade and continues to work with people on the margins of rural society – low-caste and tribal people, especially women – to help them build and sustain their individual, family and community livelihoods.
Last week, Jeevika Trust organised a sponsored walk to raise money to support their water projects. This is the event Geraldine and her boyfriend took part in. The route is roughly 6 miles (10 km) long, which was harder than she thought it would be. Incredibly, millions of women and children walk this distance every single day, sometimes twice a day, to find and carry back water for their family.
To start the walk, they were warmly welcomed by Rosemary and her boyfriend Matt in Hampton Wick. Rosemary discovered India during her gap year, teaching English and drama classes to children and fell in love with the country. She is now Jeevika Trust’s Communications and Fundraising Officer.
After a quick chat with Rosemary and Matt, they were off to Bushy Park. It lies North of Hampton court Palace and is full of stags and deers roaming freely so they made friends on the way…
The route itself offered diverse landscapes, lovely paths, bubbling steams, and kept them entertained watching old and young alike on sport pitches and cycle paths. The last part of the walk was along the Thames…
Ending in a private garden on the river, where they over-indulged with tea and lemon drizzle cakes. They enjoyed meeting with Andrew (on the picture below with Rosemary), Jeevika Trust Director, to learn more about their projects in India: http://www.jeevika.org.uk/whatwedo/CurrentProjects.htm.
So a big thanks to Jeevika Trust for organising such a great event. May they continue the fantastic work they do in India.