Value.Worth.Dignity


Lifestyle blog: Christine Jennifer Photography

May 03, 2017 Madlug Blog

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.   I started to ponder what was meant by lifestyle and a number of images popped into my head, some of which were captured shortly afterwards...


26.2 Miles for Children In Care

April 30, 2017 Madlug Blog

  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. In addition, there is a relay team running making us a team of 6. We have been very kindly sponsored by Melfitness, a personal trainer, who has very donated us with running t-shirts which have the respective logos printed on them. There has been a fantastic ongoing fundraising effort and the generosity has been overwhelming. So far over £1000 has been raised. For every £25 raised, a Madlug bag will be given to a...


You are Crucial

April 11, 2017 Madlug Blog

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!   It's not a company made up of directors, it's not a company that is reliant on just one person. Rather it is a company that has over 3000 supporters and 1000 backpackers who want to make a difference. You are crucial.    3000 of you follow us on Facebook,...


WORTH | Young people in poverty

March 28, 2017 Madlug Blog

  Children living in the poorest areas are at least ten times more likely to be taken into care or put on a child protection plan than those from the wealthiest areas, a study finds. The research found about 1 child in every 60 was in care in the most deprived parts of England, compared with 1 in 660 in the most affluent places.The study also found that there were fewer services which could intervene early to support families, particularly in the most deprived areas.   " The income of parents does not define the worth of young people; all...


(Don't) Imagine

March 15, 2017 Madlug Blog

  It seems to be that Spring has finally arrived to Northern Ireland! I’m sure that some of us have been feeling the sudden burst of inspiration to book a Spanish holiday at the sheer sight and warmth of the sun. But as I was walking today and enjoying the nice weather, I thought to myself ‘Imagine if I was carrying a black bin bag today?’  It’s not a nice thought. But seriously, that’s a reality that some young people have to go through every day. Perhaps you find it hard to identify with what this might feel like. You...