Andy Chapman runs for ColaLife in Sunday’s London Marathon

For the first time ever, ColaLife will have a runner in the London Marathon when our chairman, Andy Chapman takes on this formidable challenge. Please support Andy (and ColaLife) if you can – you can do that here: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AndyChapman56 Andy says: After running my first ever marathon in the London Marathon 2017 and being given so […]

INVITATION: Summer Drinks Reception and Film Screening – 27 July

ColaLife invites you to a Summer Drinks Reception and Screening of the award-winning, independent film documentary made about out work – The Cola Road – by Claire Ward. The event is free but ticketed and all are welcome. Click here to book your ticket on Eventbrite. We are looking forward to seeing old friends of ColaLife and […]

The Cola Road UK Premier | Introduction and Q&A

Courtesy of The RSA, here is a recording of the introduction and the Q&A session that followed the UK premiere of the ColaLife documentary – The Cola Road – on 23/10/13 in London. Listen on SoundCloud The introduction is by Andy Chapman, the ColaLife Chair of trustees. The Q&A panel Chairman is Peter Day, the BBC’s Global […]

The Funding Network pledges £10,000 to ColaLife

We were honoured to be nominated by a member of The Funding Network and then very pleased to be selected as one of five social causes to face the ‘friendly dragons den’ that is The Funding Network. This all happened last Thursday evening. Our Chairman, Andy Chapman, made the pitch and he was supported by […]

A day at the Westminster Hub – video ColaLife update

Yesterday I spent a great day at the new Westminster Hub. I’m grateful to have honorary membership in exchange for helping out with the launch of the hub from Zambia. Jane and I wrote a ‘manifesto for unlikely alliances’ based our our experience so far putting the ColaLife project together. Click on the image to […]

Charitable status approved for ColaLife

ColaLife’s Charity Number On Wednesday last week (22/6/11) we received notification from the Charity Commission that our application for charitable status in England and Wales had been approved. This is great news. The fact that we will now be regulated by the Charity Commission will give reassurance to future donors – who won’t know us […]

ColaLife Governance enters a new phase

From left to right: Jake Lee (Pro Bono and Community Affairs Manager, Allen & Overy LLP), Jane Berry (Director), Simon Berry (Director), Joanna Knowles (Director), Andy Chapman (Director), Emma Danforth (Trainee Solicitor, Allen & Overy LLP), Sophie Orr (Solicitor and Pro Bono Assistant, Allen & Overy LLP). Rob Ellis participated in the meeting by telephone. […]