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The Story Tweet by Tweet

Charity Events, Celebrities and Guinea Pigs

The Management Meeting

Kelvin, Travel Sickness and Jet Lag

An Interloper

Aids or HIV or both is a Disease

Detained Shane

Detained Shane Continued

High Street Fundraising

Shane and Shirley

Can Humanitarian Space be Empty

Quarantine

An Inepd Humanitarian Quiz

A bit of Nothing

World Peace

Nothin much again

Time Poor Donors

Child Soldiers

Womens Community Centre

Internatonal Health Quiz

Copenhagen and Cop15

The Winter of Discontent and Après Skiing

Haiti

The Audit

Forward Accountability

The Ballad of Shane and Shirley

Derivatives and LSE MBAs

Marketing Kills

Tweet Funeral

Humanitarian Couple of the Year Awards

 

 

 

           

Aids or HIV or both is a Disease
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes One hour to go be fore start of "Aids or HIV or both are very Dangerous" campaign charity event. Crescent Club, Kensignton with Phil Collins 5:55 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Live tweets from our Charity event in 30 minutes. 6:31 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Just finishing up preprations here will be live tweeting in 10 minutes. 6:50 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Here we go with the live tweet of "Aids or HIV or both is very dangerous!" Campaign launch charity event. 6:56 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Just doing the final preprations here at the Crescent Club in Kensignton. Stop by if you get the chance. 6:56 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Interns doing great job setting up the venue with some help from HR, Marketing and Comms. 6:56 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Program staff all but abscent, always feel uneasy about charity events until the bar opens. 6:57 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Interns all in a flutter, I guess this will be the highlight of their stay with Inepd and gives them a really good feel for the work we do. 6:57 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Most guests and celbrities are here now. Our few celelbrities are mostly friends of Phil's. 6:58 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Just enough celebs to get us overline for Hello. They have really gotten picky since the crisis. 6:58 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Here are our main celebrities tonight. Rick Allen, Paul Flannagan, Ali Score, Jon Moss and Cindy Blackman; 6:59 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Guests mostly musicians and large donors. 6:59 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes I arranged for the Hello and Ok photographers to arrive in 1 hour. They promised to stay for 30 minutes. 7:00 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes We really need celebrities on their feet and smiling when the photographers arrive. Until then we have a packed programme to get through. 7:00 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Interns over decorated this morning and had to get them to remove alot of posters. We need clean lines for the photographers. 7:01 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Have managed to get the Program,ICT and Logistics staff situated between the side bar and the toilet. 7:03 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes That way they shouldn't need to have any interaction with other guests. 7:04 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes One or two program/ICT/Logs might manage to make it onto the dance floor. 7:04 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes But this is usually late into the night in the 1/2 hour window of drinking between completely sozzled and comotose. 7:04 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Kelvin is off tonight to Ethiopia so Annabel head of the Public Health department is going to be the master of ceremonies. 7:05 PM 14-Aug-09
Kelvin Peterson
InepdKelvin  @InepdMercedes Wishing you all the best Mercedes. Hope all goes well tonight. I am just about to go through customs. Talk tomorrow. 7:06 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Felt a little bit unsure if Annabel could keep it snappy. 7:07 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes But Kelvin thought it would be a great opportunity to give more profile to the PHD in the organisation. 7:07 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Annabel is opening the night. 7:07 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Oh Phil has just arrived, great. 7:08 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes He has gone out the back and is dressed in a coffee Nautico single beasted jacket with black polo shirt, black slacks and coffee loafers. 7:08 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Back to Annabel missed the first bit. She is giving a lot statistics. She just said Aids is an illness!!. 7:10 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Can someone please tell me whether Aids is an illness, disease, infection or something else. She seems to be all over the place on this. 7:10 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes More statistics. 7:10 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes 33 million people living with HIV 7:10 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes 25 million died since 1981: People are already starting to shift in their seats. She is really losing people!!! We have to get her off. 7:11 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes She has more statistics!! 11.6 million AIDS orphans in Africa. 7:12 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes It is getting worse: Now she is going on about the poor and aids and Sub-Saharan Africa. 7:13 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Now this woman is impossible. I took that Aids or HIV or both test for nothing because she said anyone can get it not just poor people. 7:13 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes I didn't even touch that GPs son or that boy on a scholarship at my formal. 7:14 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes I did date a Barclays' Banker last year who drove an Audi. He may have been technically poor but with expensive assets. 7:14 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes I only found out later he lost his bonus. 7:14 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes My friend Casandra beside me from Cleo says an Audi driver is usually travelling on a road to or from poverty. I should've listened to her. 7:15 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Where were we. Still Aids facts. Oh no she is starting to talk about our own programs. 7:17 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes I have slept through many of these type of presentations in the senior management group. 7:18 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes She's getting very emotional now that we all have to play our part and stop this enormous tragedy that is enfolding all around the world. 7:18 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes She's now saying Aids is a disease that knows no boundaries, doesn't care of your race, ethicity, gender or whether you are rich or poor. 7:19 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes This woman is mad!!!! 7:19 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes She contradicted herself again over the aids and poverty thing and called Aids a disease. 7:19 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes I think she has been using from the expat health medicine cabinet. 7:19 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes She's finished, divine intervention, and now she is introducing Phil Collins whooo!!! 7:23 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes We are over the moon that we managed to get a real A-list celebrity finally for Inepd. 7:23 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Phil will do a little talk. Showbiz people always know lots of people affected.They really should have called it the musicians or actors disease. 7:24 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Then he will do two songs Another Day in Paradise and Two Hearts 7:25 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Then followed by You'll be in My Heart with the South Kensington Primary School choir. 7:25 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Here's Phil. Talking about the heart break all the suffering and lives lost. 7:27 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Talking now about Aids how simple it is to prevent and that we should stay safe. 7:27 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Great stuff so emotive the way he speaks. 7:28 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Now asking us to imagine what it would be like to be a single mother with a small child in abject poverty with Aids. 7:28 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes What choices would she have to make to get through each day. Phil leaves us to imagine as the music starts. 7:28 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Me and Casandra my best friend Cleo are now trying to imagine. 7:28 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes No can't really imagine it, Casandra said she did for a few seconds but she's lost it. 7:29 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes She's onto her third glass of Chanpas though. So it could be the booze. 7:29 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Some of the interns are really affected and have been able to imagine it. They probably live off campus in shared housing with student loans 7:30 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Phil's really getting into it. I will tweet back after the first two songs just want to sit back and enjoy. 7:30 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Two Hearts really got the crowd going. Probably a good thing to slow things down now with the kiddies and Phil. 7:37 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes The ICT and logistics department were actually on the dance floor getting a bit carried away. I didn't think they still made KT26s. 7:38 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Here we go with You'll be in My Heart beautiful song, one of our large donors produced Tarzan, heard it is fantastic!! 7:38 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes The kiddies are getting a bit over excited the soundperson should really tone them down a bit, earsplitting actually. 7:39 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes She is a consumate professional she has switched them off, you can hardly hear the kiddies now. 7:39 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Kiddies volume up at bit at the end. Just beautiful and all smiles with Phil and the Kiddies. The large donors loved it. 7:41 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Phil off stage and will be back for drinks in twenty after a bit of a rest. 7:42 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Now for the fundraising part of the evening. We are going to have a Celebrity Slave Auction. Each Celebrity will represent an Inepd program 7:42 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes As well each celebrity will have a special gift for the buyer. Here are the celebrities and the programs they represent. 7:43 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Rick Allen: Andean school feeding program; Paul Flannagan: Perinatal HIV/Aids preventention program Uganda 7:43 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Ali Score: Anti-indentured labour program Gujarat; Cindy Blackman: HIV/Aids Sex Workers program Cambodia. 7:43 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes This will go on a for a few minutes. 7:44 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Hold on!!Looks like we have a bit of problem here. The side bar beer taps are not working. 7:46 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Oh God the program/ICT/Logs staff are moving away from their corner already and starting to mingle. We have to get these beer taps working! 7:46 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Celebrity Slave Auction over 7:47 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Bit of disapointment over the special gifts for the buyers. 7:47 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Not a lot of variety Rick Allen and Cindy Blackman both gave drum lessons and Ali Score gave a night out at his local Sheffield pub. 7:48 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Hello and Ok photographers arrived early 10 minutes ago. 7:48 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Celebrities standing. Phil's talking to all the celebrities bit of a huddle. 7:49 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Hopefully Hello and Ok photographers can work around this. 7:49 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Calamity!! Annabel from Public Health has gone upto Phil wants an autograph. 7:49 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes We need her out she has a horizontal striped white and lime green dress. Fashion disaster. 7:50 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Hello and OK won't be able to take a shot if Annabel is within 5m of a celeb. 7:50 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Beer taps still not working. Even the ICT section have heard of some of these celebrities and want autographs. 7:51 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes We need some young attractive interns in shot but they just can't get past ICTs grip on the celebs. 7:51 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes The horror!! The celebs are about to sit down. 7:52 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Now Phil and celebs are sitting in a huddle with Annabel. They actually looked interested in what she has to say. Very polite or sozzled. 7:53 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes @celebrityfoxcom '@InepdMercedes |Celebrity Slave Auction over> Yes it just finished. 7:55 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Hello and OK photographers look like they are leaving. Ok I have to go. Casandra is going to take over. 7:55 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
Casandra for InepdMercedes Hello everyone I'm Casandra. Mercs in a bit of Tizz. 7:56 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
Casandra for InepdMercedes She is really tearing strips off these poor fellows and standing in the door and won't let them leave. 7:56 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
Casandra for InepdMercedes They've gone they found a side entrance into the kitchen. These paparazzi types are very cunning. Heres Merc she's back. 7:56 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Hi I'm back I am going to sue this bloody club. They knew how important it was to have the side bar beer taps working. 7:57 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Hello and OK not sure if they got any good shots. 7:57 PM 14-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes Well what a great night and thanks to all that followed tonight. They are playing I Wish it Would Rain Down, I have get up for this. Ciao. 7:58 PM 14-Aug-09
Ties Mellema
tiesmellema  @InepdMercedes do you guys keep working with Collins? 6:01 PM 15-Aug-09
Mercedes Bligh
InepdMercedes @tiesmellema RT do you guys keep working with Collins?>Yes we have a few things lined up. We are also trying to get him on a field visit. M 8:20 PM 15-Aug-09