What do my book club, co-working space, family, friends, guitar lessons, martial arts class and rented house all have in common? I’ll give you a clue – look back at the third word of this paragraph.

While trying to raise funds for @raisingfutures these last couple of weeks I’ve had to lean on each group to try to raise as much as possible. There wouldn’t have been nearly as many options if I wasn’t known by and friendly with all the above.

It’s thanks to all the previous that I’ve been able to smash my target and set a new one.

New and old brands often need a helping hand, and sometimes the obvious solution is to look close to home.