December 17, 2008
Mymission2 would like to welcome Jacqui Hynd to the community. Jacqui recently appeared in the mymission2 beat the credit crunch calendar and offered her support to people suffering hardship due to the economic downturn. An amazing effort considering that Jacqui suffered a near fatal stroke in 1995 and couldn’t read, write, talk or walk. 13 years later, there are many things she may never be able to do again. Jacqui has been nothing short of inspirational in her efforts to recover and live a normal life despite still only having the use of one hand.
During the photo shoot for the calendar Jacqui brought along a cook book she has been working on ‘Travels with a One-Handed Cook’. The book is written from her unique perspective and describes her travels before and after the stroke and the influences of her travels on her recipes. Her book aims to simplify cooking and these easy but delicious recipes are perfect for the busy home cook. All recipes were prepared using one-hand which should inspire even the most novice cooks to make an effort in the kitchen! Below is comic strip drawn by her husband which illustartes her journey over the last thirteen years.
... getting mobile is the first step ...
... life is about balance: lose something but gain elsewhere ...
... and really using that gain! maybe with a bit of caution?
“I’ve been inspired to go on line at mymission2 with my books and have published a mission on the site. Check out my mission here. You can also check out my books at the links below:
Travels with a One-Handed Cook as well as
Cook, Eat, Be Happy! have now been listed on Amazon.com.
To show our appreciation to Jacqui and the inspiration she has been to all of us at mymission2 we have granted her $200 to put towards advertising her cook books. The grant was part of our November awards and more details can be found at our blog.
December 2, 2008
We’re very pleased to announce the launch of the official mymission2 Beat The Credit Crunch Calendar 2009 which will be sold online from the UK and the USA (but can be delivered anywhere in the world).
While homelessness is growing around the world, charities are feeling the squeeze of the global credit crunch. Here at Mission Control we are offering a helping hand to homelessness charities with the launch of this exclusive calendar.
And that’s not all! Because we are celebrating reaching 100,000 members this week we also pledge to donate:
- a further £50,000 to Shelter when we sell 50,000 calendars in the UK, making a total UK donation of £100,000
- a further $25,000 to The National Alliance To End Homelessness when we sell 50,000 calendars in the US, making a total US donation of $100,000
The calendar highlights the fact that you can look fabulous even when you are on a budget and help charity at the same time. We all need to tighten our belts in the current economic climate and looking chic on the cheap is a good way to start. The models featured in the calendar are ordinary people who are keen to offer advice – serious or otherwise – on how to cope, have fun and look great on little or no cash. Professional stylists dressed the models from top-to-toe using clothing and accessories from charity and vintage shops.
Our sincere thanks go to:
- the models – Mohamed, Kristina, Luke, Javor, Justyna, Brian, Jacqui, Kalli, Matt, Lauren, Chris and Amy
- the stylists – Andrew Clancey @ Clanger Style plus Chloe Richardson, Seren Gibson, Russell Phillip Peek, Charlotte Wood and Liz Albone
- the photographer – Nicole @ BlueDrop Photography
- the suppliers – Traid, Oxfam, Rokit and Paper Dress Vintage
- The National Alliance To End Homelessness
View a short “behind the scenes” documentary about the making of the calendar, which includes interviews with the stylists and models.
The calendar is a fantastic and unique gift for Christmas.
November 27, 2008
One of our top missioners, Laura, has promised to wear a mymission2 T-shirt for a whole week and visit landmarks in her local area including Wembley Stadium! Laura’s idea is intended to raise awareness about mymission2 and highlight the positive work we do here.
Chris, Laura & Halliday
Her challenge doesn’t end there though. If she is successful in her current challenge, the busy bee has already planned for challenge no.2 – to throw a mymission2 party in her local town!
Watch this space …
November 26, 2008
Many congratulations to Tracy who won the mymission2 grant in October.
Publicity Activist Halliday and Mission Controller Chris paid Tracy and her friend Laura a visit to hand over a Dell PC with monitor.
Chris, Laura, Tracy & Halliday
October 29, 2008
First of all I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who entered and voted on the “Find new DJ talent” competition. We had an excellent response to the mission and it was lots of fun hearing your various reasons to win. I’ve listened to all of the mixes that have been sent to me and viewed all your various myspace pages and other blogs. It was extremely hard to choose but in the end the best mix won!
I’m extremely pleased to announce that the winner of the mymission2.com “Find new DJ talent” competition 2008 is …
“Benji” aka Ben Strafford
Info/Bookings – 07988 213897
Ben’s style of DJing, programming and attitude behind the decks is exactly what we were looking for. Well done Ben!
If you entered this competition, as a sign of gratitude, I’ve added all of you to the concessions guestlist for the event. Click here for more details
Also, remember to keep a look out on www.mymission2.com as we will be hosting the DJ competitions more regularly in the future so more of you will get a chance to DJ at top nightclubs around the UK.
Thanks again everyone