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Help people when you pre-order this print before 25th June 2021

When you pre-order your ‘It Takes All Sorts’ print, you are making the world a better place: When I set up this pre-order I did so with the intention of supporting a charity. ASSIST Sheffield are a charity that works with the most vulnerable members of our communities and helps to keep them off the street and from slipping into destitution. £5 from each pre-order of the ‘It Takes All Sorts’ print will be donated to ASSIST Sheffield to support their awesome work helping asylum seekers from falling through the cracks. Asylum seekers flee their country of origin for many different reasons including religious persecution, war, threats to life because of sexual orientation and hunger. These are people who need...

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I've deleted my Amazon account and here are some reasons why.

For a long time I haven't been using Amazon and last week I finally deleted my account fully and requested a deletion of my details. And here are some of my reasons why: Amazon's treatment of their workers: Amazon are continually coming under attack regarding their treatment of their workers. The fact that Amazon oppose trade-unions should ring alarm bells as a consumer or an employee. Why would a company fear a trade-union (which is a collection or group that aims to protect worker's rights) unless they do not have their worker's interests at heart? Right?! The BBC did an undercover report at Amazon's delivery depot in Avonmouth U.K. in November 2016 and found that after deductions, including van hire...

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It's Easy Being Green

Contrary to what Kermit says, it actually IS easy being green. Let me show you how. A few years ago I slumped down on my sofa after having a rubbish day at work (before I worked totally for myself), and I needed cheering up. So I put on a nature programme. But NO! This nature programme was horror-filled! It was investigating deaths in an albatross colony, looking at the little decomposed carcasses of albatross chicks and discovering that masses of household plastic was the cause. It was horrifying. They lined it all up and I was disgusted to see household things that I used every day had been fed to the chicks: toothbrushes, printer cartridges, golf balls. It was at...

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