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2012 (11)
Sep 11 2012 9:51AM
Rock for Rights: How to Organise a Fundraising Gig

If, like me (and fellow Amnesty blogger Niluccio) you like a little bit of live music, you can’t beat local gigs. Intimate venues, a great range of music, and the knowledge that you might just be watching the next big thing, make them...

Aug 23 2012 10:57AM
Music, bric-a-brac and homemade cake - Islington's summer fair

Kathryn Grant is a member of the Islington & Hackney Amnesty Group,who held their successful summer fayre on Islington Green last weekend. She's written a guest post for us on the day, and her tips for organising your own event...

Jul 19 2012 11:45AM
Fowey Community College students take on a mini-triathlon for Amnesty

We are year 9/10 students at Fowey Community College in mid Cornwall. As part of our citizenship course work we chose to focus on Amnesty International as we felt that not many of our friends here knew much about this organisation and...

Jul 12 2012 1:45PM
Getting behind Amnesty with… well, tea

Guest blogger James Ramsden is an Amnesty supporter and a London-based foodie - he writes about it, hosts secret larder dinner parties and even has his own cook book. Here's James on supporting our work simply by eating cake! Having...

Jul 11 2012 5:24PM
Top Ten Fundraising Tips

My name's Richard and I'm an administrator in the Community Fundraising team. Every week I speak to people who have been put off taking part in a Team Amnesty event because they're not confident they can meet the fundraising target...

May 31 2012 11:21AM
Five more minutes - feel the burn!

Feel the burn. Not a phrase you often want to associate with the fire escape stairs. But after intermittently having walked and run up and down them for the past 25 minutes it was some what apt. The words of encouragement had come from...

May 24 2012 12:17PM
AmnestyBrum up Pen-y-Fan

AmnestyBrum (aka Central Birmingham AI Group) recently set themselves the challenge of a walk in the Brecon Beacons and up Pen-y-Fan in whatever weather the British summer threw upon them! While the sun was shining down below, it got a...

May 17 2012 6:20PM
Cycling for freedom from London to Brighton

I have such warm memories of taking part in the London to Brighton Cycle last year! For anyone thinking about joining Team Amnesty in 2012, I thought I'd share my experience of the event... I cycle to work every day but I hadn't ever...

Apr 26 2012 2:04PM
Just Walk

Get your boots on and Just Walk! Amnesty International is proud to be part of this annual walk of 10km, 20km, 40km or 60km through the beautiful South Downs, particularly so in our 50th anniversary year. It’s ideal for everyone to get...

Apr 25 2012 3:05PM
A 26 mile fight for human rights!

On Sunday 32 amazing Team Amnesty runners completed the London marathon in ideal conditions (perhaps more for us spectators, than the runners!). The Amnesty cheer squad was parked at the 25 mile mark, so we did our best to spur on all...

Apr 19 2012 6:46PM
Drinking tea, selling books, running marathons - our Everyday Heroes

Welcome to our latest blog – Everyday Heroes! I’m Jess, and I work our Community Fundraising team. This means I have the privilege to share my time with all the awesome Amnesty supporters who run marathons, drink tea, climb mountains...