Ride London: Tough but worth it

VSO Supporter, Chris Merry, signed up to cycle Ride London in support of VSO in 2014. It would be the biggest cycle challenge of his life. Not only did Chris have to contend with the 100 mile course, the weather turned against him. It rained all day. But this didn’t put Chris off the event, in fact, he did it again in 2015. 

Chris shares his experiences.

A Christmas concert for celebration and inspiration, with Juliet Stevenson

Back by popular demand, actress Juliet Stevenson ('Truly Madly Deeply', 'Bend it Like Beckham', 'The Politician's Wife') will be the celebrity reader at VSO's 20th Christmas Concert at Westminster's Methodist Central Hall. Juliet explains why she supports VSO and why she's particularly looking forward to the VSO Christmas Concert on Thursday 10 December.

Samira Hashi attempts to ‘Live Below the Line’

When Samira Hashi’s not modelling for Vivienne Westwood, Mulberry or Selfridges, she’s working on anti-FGM documentaries like ‘Escape From the World's Most Dangerous Place’ with Scarlett Johansson. The former VSO ICS Cambodia Volunteer has swapped the catwalk for carbs, as she attempts the ‘Live Below the Line’ challenge. Samira blogs about her experience so far...

VSO Lincoln takes over Lincoln city centre

Well, in amongst all the usual stuff we do for VSO as a supporter group – talking to schools, colleges and universities – meeting together to discuss plans and the occasional social and meal together, Anne, our Chair, came up with this crazy idea for hiring part of Lincoln City Centre, trying to make some sort of a big splash and have some impact in our locality. With the launch of the recent fundraising campaign by VSO UK, Taste the World, we thought we could combine both of them and make it a global food extravaganza...