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win tickets to our next innocent inspires event

Our second innocent inspires evening, 'leaving things better than you find them', with special guests Laura Bailey, Arthur Potts-Dawson, Guerrilla Gardeners and Good For Nothing takes place on the 19th June 2013 in Paradise Park, London. You'll step inside the innocent yurt, where we'll bring the outdoors indoors and share some of the things we can all do to make a positive difference to the world. 

To win a pair of tickets, tell us the one thing you've done to leave the world a little better (in no more than 240 characters).

Our very own sustainability Lou will pick the five entries that impress her the most and we'll email each winner by the 14th June 2013. Please don't think you need to demonstrate that you've saved half of the rainforest by the way - every day efforts to tread a little more lightly can be just as impressive as grand sustainability projects.

Good luck.

£98,000 for a big yellow bear

You might remember that last year our co-founder Rich (on the left in dashing pink-purple trousers) led a BBC3 series called Be Your Own Boss, in which he tried to uncover and support a new wave of British entrepreneurs. 

At the very start of the series he gave 500 budding entrepreneurs £100 each (of his own money) and challenged them to come back a week later with a profit. They did, turning Rich's initial £ 50,000 investment into £98,000. 

Rich, along with Adam and Jon (his fellow co-founders) decided to donate the money to BBC Children In Need, which earnt us a visit from Pudsey Bear himself. We asked the boys to hold their cheques up nice and clearly but it turns out that being around a 7' giant yellow bear makes following simple instructions impossible. 

Our thanks go out to all of those people involved in raising the money, and to BBC Children in Need for doing such amazing work.

rich is lonely

Our co-founder Rich is lonely.

"As I get older*, and less cool, people aren't so keen on hanging out with me," he said. "I want to go to the Olympics to watch young folk run around and stuff but no-one will go with me."

Don't worry, Rich, we've got a little competition running at the moment which gives people the chance to win a pair of tickets to the Games. It's called Tweet for a Seat and you can enter here. 

 

Surely someone out there would like to take Rich to the Games?

 

* in a time sense Rich is indeed getting older. In a looking older sense Rich hasn't aged since his 21st birthday. He's actually 67. Must be something to do with all that fruit.