LEARN | Tips from Sir Richard Branson

LEARN | Tips from Sir Richard Branson

Recently Madlug founder, Dave Linton, was invited to brunch with Sir Richard Branson in London to share the story of Madlug. It was an amazing opportunity to tell the leader of a global brand like Virgin the story that EVERY child in care is incredible and that no child should carry their life in a bin bag.
October 25, 2017 — Madlug Blog
FAMILY | A Letter to my Sons.

FAMILY | A Letter to my Sons.

Right now we have two tiny boys in the house; a one year old and a three year old. This is an open letter to the teenage version of them. 

 

September 20, 2017 — Madlug Blog
PHOTOGRAPHY | Christine Jennifer Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY | Christine Jennifer Photography

Having become first acquainted with Dave during Summer Madness, I got in touch about meeting up to discuss Madlug for a project I had been doing called 'A Day in the Life of...' which gave a platform to small business owners to discuss the story behind their business. During this meeting, Dave asked whether I would be up for doing some lifestyle shots of their signature carrier bag, to which I enthusiastically said yes.
May 03, 2017 — Madlug Blog
FUNDRAISING | 26.2 Miles for Children In Care

FUNDRAISING | 26.2 Miles for Children In Care

This Bank Holiday Monday I will be taking to the streets of Belfast to run 26.2 miles in aid of Madlug and Home for Good.
April 30, 2017 — Madlug Blog
THANKS | You are Crucial

THANKS | You are Crucial

How do you start a movement without people who care? How do you make people feel valued if there's no one there saying it and showing it? How do you give a bag if no one is willing to buy a bag? You don't! People are what makes Madlug awesome!
April 11, 2017 — Madlug Blog
STORY | Dignity, not Bin Bags

STORY | Dignity, not Bin Bags

During the summer I was a senior counselor at a camp in America for underprivileged kids. Some of the children came from poor families, and some were growing up in the care system.
March 01, 2017 — Madlug Blog
IMPACT | Why Buy Social?

IMPACT | Why Buy Social?

Here’s something I learnt that I want to pass onto you…

Last week I attended the Social Enterprise Conference 2017. This conference brought together local social enterprise companies, along with politicians and leading corporate businesses to push the agenda on the importance of social value and the prominence of social enterprise businesses.

February 15, 2017 — Madlug Blog
STORY | From a Social worker

STORY | From a Social worker

We want to share a good news story with you. We received this message from a social worker. He goes on to talk about the truth, that because of the bags you provided, one less young person carried their bags in a black bin bag. Here a transcript of the message:
February 01, 2017 — Madlug Blog
STORY | From Care Kid to Olympic Star

STORY | From Care Kid to Olympic Star

Kriss Akabusi is known for his ready, larger-than-life laugh as well as his prowess on the athletics track. But he's also a man who sees himself as shaped by his upbringing in a children's home.
January 18, 2017 — Madlug Blog