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Jaz O’Hara

Jaz started her own organisation to do good stuff, setting up the Worldwide Tribe. She raises awareness of the conditions in the refugee camp in Calais and tells the stories of people who have been driven there. What is the first thing you do in the morning? I would like the first thing I do […]

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Jaz O’Hara

Jaz started her own organisation to do good stuff, setting up the Worldwide Tribe. She raises awareness of the conditions in the refugee camp in Calais and tells the stories of people who have been driven there.

What is the first thing you do in the morning?

I would like the first thing I do to be a 10 minute meditation using the app ‘Headspace’, and a little yoga practice, but realistically the first thing I do is check my Instagram!

 

How did you come up with the Idea of the Worldwide Tribe?

The Worldwide Tribe naturally evolved from a travel blog – when I was working with tribal communities in cotton farming villages deep in rural India – to the crazy community of people and communications channel that it is today. The process was very organic and highlights the power of social media and going viral!

What do you think is the best way to communicate with the public?

I think the reason why people connect with us is because we are relatable, personal, raw and real. Our communications are very different from the mainstream media. We don’t talk numbers, facts or figures; we tell stories from a very human perspective and keep things inspirational and uplifting.

If you do one good thing today, what is it going to be?

I hope that I will do lots of good things today! Even a text to check in on some of my friends from the camp, or putting through an order for blankets for them, or arranging a food run, the littlest act could mean the world to someone.

You can follow Jaz’s work @worldwide_tribe

Claire Harvey

Claire is a GB Paralympian and is in training to bring home some gold medals from Rio! She used to work for a charity but now does plenty of good stuff in her spare time, acting as a patron for several charities. How does being a patron of a charity make you feel? It is […]

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Claire Harvey

Claire is a GB Paralympian and is in training to bring home some gold medals from Rio! She used to work for a charity but now does plenty of good stuff in her spare time, acting as a patron for several charities.

How does being a patron of a charity make you feel?

It is a huge privilege, but also a responsibility. Knowing that I can make a small difference gives me a sense of purpose and seeing the real impact that the charity does fills me with hope for the future. It’s important to me to be really active (for the charity that can read as annoying!) rather than just a face.

What’s the most rewarding thing about doing good stuff?

I think it’s two fold. Firstly, when you go to bed at night, you know you have made a difference… and you hope like a ripple, that one thing snowballs into something bigger.  The other thing I think is the passion and excitement of being out of your comfort zone or your ‘day job’ and getting stuck into something that is challenging or different.

What can’t you live without?

Fig rolls, tea and Brussel sprouts. Oh wait, I was meant to say my partner Helen and my children wasn’t I? Seriously, other than those foods mentioned, I need love and support and people who trust me – everything else you can adapt without.

If you do one good thing today what is it going to be?

I try to do at least one good thing a day, even if it’s just small. Today I am doing 2 things. Firstly, I am talking to a few colleagues to ask for their expert help with a charity I am helping. It is all about our network and mostly people are only too willing to help. Secondly, I am  visiting my 91 year old neighbour and going shopping for him. Another reason to buy myself some fig rolls as a reward too!

You can follow Claire @harveysprout

Henry Timms

Henry is passionate about encouraging other people to do good stuff, which is why he invented #GivingTuesday! What is the first thing you do in the morning?  Get woken up by my very enthusiastic four year-old son.  How did you come up with the idea of #GivingTuesday? We think a lot about creating community in […]

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Henry Timms

Henry is passionate about encouraging other people to do good stuff, which is why he invented #GivingTuesday!

What is the first thing you do in the morning? 

Get woken up by my very enthusiastic four year-old son.

 How did you come up with the idea of #GivingTuesday?

We think a lot about creating community in a new age and #GivingTuesday was an experiment in thinking about how we can build a movement around philanthropy. It began with a conversation over breakfast with my wife Colleen who has a background in philanthropy, but it has been shaped and built by thousands of people around the world.

 What has been the hardest moment in making #GivingTuesday a reality? 

It is always hard getting a new idea off the ground. In the first year of #GivingTuesday, we called on many friends to help us get off to a good start. And then there is that moment when your idea leaves your hands and you see how it will do in the big, wide world.  That moment was pretty nerve-wracking at the time.

 If you do one good thing today what is it going to be?

Tuck my kids in.

You can follow Henry @HenryTimms

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