Compassion UK/Rend Collective

On my 20th Birthday, I went to see Rend Collective play live. It was planned to be just a fun, small way to celebrate my birthday. I did not expect to end up making any lifelong commitments!

Rend Collective took some time out of their set to talk about Compassion UK. A Christian organisation with a heart for eliminating children from poverty. The organisation encourage people to sponsor a child for £25 a month. The monies will help that child afford educational opportunities, including literacy and life skills training; health care and health education; and, if required, supplemental nutrition. The children who are sponsored are the most neediest and come from all different walks of life. Once you have sponsored a child, you get to build a relationship and get to know more about the child by writing them letters.

I was deeply motivated to sponsor a child after the talk and decided to quit my gym, and put the money I spent on my membership towards providing a better life to a young girl in Nicaragua.

2 years on and I do not regret the commitment I made to my sponsor child. As a young person, it is so easy to make excuses about not having money, although we some how manage to spend so much on silly, pointless, self orientated things.

I am greatly passionate about this organisation and how they are changing the lives of so many young children all over the world. It is incredibly important that every child reaches their full potential and unfortunately not every body has a start in life that enables them to easily do so. It is organisations and charities like Compassion UK that enable children to build up the knowledge and skills to make a difference in the world and their communities.

I hope you feel encouraged to make a commitment to a cause that is close to your heart and will help positively change the world!


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Favourite Meal of the Day [!]

What is your favourite meal of the day?

Not a question I am asked about a lot but something I love to talk about at any given moment…


I could eat brunch for breakfast, lunch and dinner if that were possible.

One of the best things about living in London is the opportunity to visit different spots to dine, I must admit that I have been very tight on where and when I brunch due to living on student budget. (I am a lover of cooking meals – brunches are a speciality). But a few places I have checked out and loved are:

Dishoom, Shoreditch – try their sausage naan roll

Franze and Evans, Shoreditch – try their scrambled Tuscan eggs and smoked salmon

Bills Islington – try their Bills granola and yoghurt with fruit skewers

Albion Café, Shoreditch – try their Albion granola, yoghurt and poached fruit

I recently went to Sky Gardens in Bank for my 22nd birthday and ate at the Darwin Brasserie, the views were impeccable and I got to eat some very, very, very good food!

The staff were very friendly and so sweet – they sang happy birthday to me and bought me a little peach ice cream birthday plate.

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Birthday Brunch
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Birthday Brunch – how sweet
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Birthday Brunch – Amazing photography
Sky Gardens sibling pic
Sky Gardens sibling pic


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Photographer – Jehoshua Lawal © 2015

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