Archives for 2008

ColaLife on BBC (UK) National Radio (27/12/08)

On Saturday, 27/12/08 the BBC ran a 10 minute feature on ColaLife updating the initial interview back in June on the BBC Radio 4 programme, iPM. It includes bits from the original interview in June 2008, an update on progress and the vision from me and a clever audio cut from the frontline video filmed […]

A holiday gift for all ColaLife supporters

Happy holidays everyone! ColaLife is likely to be featured as ‘a highlight of the year’ in BBC Radio 4’s iPM programme (scroll down to ‘Greatest Hits’) on 27/12/08. If you are near a radio in the UK at 17:30 GMT on that day please tune in. Alternatively you can listen via the internet on the […]

Summing up. ColaLife face-to-face gathering 16/12/08

Rather than write a long report we thought we’d sum the evening up there and then. We are, left to right, Simon Berry, William Hoyle (CTT) and Simon Cohen (Global Tolerance). David Wilcox (socialreporter.com) is on the camera and Ian Crawford is asking the questions. It you’ve got 40 minutes to spare(!) you might want […]

Why are you here? ColaLife face-to-face 16/12/08

Steve Bridger Megan Riera Troy Kennedy . . . Richard Cooper & William Hoyle Jess Ponsford Emma Berry Luke Berry Simon Cohen Lance McPherson Here’s a selection of the lovely people who gathered at the Global Tolerance HQ in London tonight to talk about ColaLife. Thanks to everyone who came and to Simon Cohen and […]

ColaLife Aims and Objectives reviewed

Based on recent learning the aims and objectives of the ColaLife have been revised and published here. The changes made stem mainly from one thing; what is carried in the crates should be locally determined by health professionals and institutions – those with the long term responsibility for health services. This means that we move […]

An amazing day in the life of ColaLife

PART 1 I was roped into attending a workshop this afternoon representing Defra but what an amazing experience it was. It was entitled ‘Building resilient communities: from idea to sustainable action‘ and it was run by the Risk and Regulation Advisory Council. The subject was very familiar territory for me but the way it was […]

Progress Report – 6/12/08

Children at Rene MDC, Dar Es Salaam >>more photos Here is an update on the progress of the Coca Cola campaign. The headline is: ColaLife in Dar Es Sallaam. Read the diary. May 1988 – May 2008 – the first 7,305 days – no progress! May 1988 Had the idea while working on the British […]

Many thanks to newstalk

The ColaLife Facebook Group has received a boost today thanks to Sean Moncrieff and all the lovely people at newstalk radio, Ireland. Thanks particularly to newstalk listeners Stephen Byrne and Neil Curran who actually posted positive messages on the wall of the Facebook Group. I was interviewed over the phone this afternoon by Sean . […]

Tanzania trip – summary of progress

For those of you without the time to plough through all the material generated during the Tanzania trip, here’s a summary with some quick links: ColaLife Pods – what the frontline thinks A discussion about the ColaLife pods outside a Manual Cistribution Centre (MDC) in Dar Es Salaam. This includes a ‘must see’ video! . […]

Summary of information gained from visits to MDCs on 27/11/08 and 28/11/08

On 27/11/08 I was lucky enough to be able to accompany Benito Xaverly, one of Coca-Cola Kwanza’s Area Sales Managers as he visited 7 of the 17 MDCs he looks after. The main purpose of the visits was to agree the month’s sales targets and discuss any issues the MDCs may have. However, I took […]