Autumn is all about warm tones and snug comfy outfits, but you can also spend some time making your bedroom more homely with easy crafts and decorating tips.
Taking on the world’s toughest row for charity
One rowing boat, 3,000 miles, and three very brave men are hoping to make a difference by taking on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2018.
The Transatlantic Traffords (also known as Joe, Hugo and James Trafford), are setting off in December and will be rowing from San Sebastian in the Canary Islands to Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour, Antigua in shifts: two hours rowing, two hours rest, all day and night, every day, for at least two months. That’s the challenge they need to meet as they row across the Atlantic Ocean; all whilst raising money for a cause close to their hearts; St Christopher’s Hospice.
St Christopher’s helps people live their lives to the full, supporting them and their families through terminal illness. The world-renowned hospice is based in South East London. It has a teaching programme that shares its expertise with people caring for the dying and bereaved across the UK and also around the world; helping to shape the way that we are all cared for at the end of life.
Host is supporting the challenge
And here at Host, we’re delighted to be sponsors of the Trafford’s epic challenge. Not only to row across the Atlantic, but to do so in a record time; beating the previous father and son Transatlantic time of 78 days. If they complete it, regardless of time, they’ll be the first father and two sons to row an ocean. Joe Trafford will also be one of the youngest ever competitors at just 18 years old!
The voyage is considered to be one of the toughest challenges on the planet; pushing those who attempt it to their limits. The mental and physical endurance will result in a life-changing achievement. It’ll be something that will never be forgotten. We’d like to wish James, Hugo and Joe the best of luck on their adventure.
We will keep you updated with the latest news and progress from the crew so keep an eye out for more news after the challenge gets underway in December.
Getting serious about the environment we live in.
To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
It’s a simple campaign! If we can reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by 1% then we will donate £10,000, 2% reduction means £20,000, 3% is £30,000 and so on, to 3 charities; BulliesOut, Planet Patrol and World Land Trust.Show me all news
As it starts to get dark earlier, you might want to spend the night in front of the tv with one of these movies/series, from survival drama to a cult classic. Bring the popcorn and your Netflix account.
This Sunday 10th October is World Mental Health Day (WMHD). As there is still a lack of support for certain members of the population, for this year the focus is on what we can do to support the mental health of all.