Name: James Durbin
Location: Glastonbury, United Kingdom
Role: Writer/Journalist Team Member
Fundraising Goal: $400
How did you get interested in global issues?
Domestic politics was my first foray into issues relating to poverty and want. I remember watching a televised election debate that gave us the rather wet Cameron/Clegg coalition. Remember? As I went to university, I found that the same distance between policy makers and those who feel its effects was to be found across the globe. It was then that I decided to commit myself to a study of these trends, and encourage policy makers to close the gap.
Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
None of us are truly free until we all are.
Any interesting tidbits to share?
I’ve been on Blue Peter! I met the early 2000’s team with spiky hair galore, (both Blue Peter and Newsround), and I have a Blue Peter Badge.
My Compassion/Humility List
I will do the following for any friends and family who donate in my honor.
- For each target met, I will buy the person who reaches it a Tesco Meal Deal (£50 – £200 – £400).
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