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Andrew Neale

Preston, Lancashire, England

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Overview

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  • Fluent in English; learning Armenian, French, German
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Business owner (nightlife industry)
  • State schools in Lancashire leadin u...
  • From Preston, Lancashire
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

First and foremost to help those in need, secondly, to learn from as many people as possible and thirdly, to travel, explore and experience : )

ABOUT ME

I'm a very down to earth and laid back English guy, friendly and confident. Love meetin new people and tryin new stuff, enjoy gettin my hands dirty - whether decorating, growing veg or cleaning and cooking. Also fairly intelligent ... though i'm pretty common so it doesn't necessarily show.

I'm a gay guy and a big believer in community cohesion/people mixin ... we all need to do our bit.

I love volunteering and travel but, since returning home and setting up my business I've had little time for either.

PHILOSOPHY

Hate the sin not the sinner... and that a person should be judged by how well he treats the most vulnerable people around him.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Can't offer a couch at the moment (unless I convince my housemates, or unless we've talked loads first)

Would love to meet people who are visiting Preston though, walk them around and grab a coffee...

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Stayed with a guy in Israel before I met up with my friends which was great - him and his mate showed me around and took me out etc.

Hosted an American guy a couple of years ago.

Was met by local Armenian's before Christmas who showed me Yerevan before I left.

Interests

FairTrade, Community Cohesion, gay rights, stigma reduction, HIV/AIDS awareness, Refugee/Asylum issues, education, addressing 'poverty', recycling/reusing, organic, Free-range... loads of stuff!

Fave music is dance, trance, clubland, pop etc... don't judge me on it though! (I don't expect many other people to enjoy it)

Like going out and exploring - whether in me own community or away. Love to party (should really give up alcohol tho)

Love architecture, especially old buildings and areas of great heritage.

Love wildlife too - Lake District is beautiful!

Passionate about volunteering - volunteer wi the British Red Cross ... an amazin charity!!

Music, Movies & Books

Where do i start?!

Book: 1984

Film: Pay it Forward - beautiful and inspiring Green Street - English football hooliganism

Music: Varies massively - Celine Dion to Cascada, Tom Jones to Eminem and Basehunter to Leona Lewis

One Amazing Thing I've Done

- Visited a Zimbabwean refugee camp (which was horrific, but life-changingly inspiring)

- Snorkelled in the Red Sea (one of the most beautiful moments in my life)

Teach, Learn, Share

Basic First Aid.

If someone falls unconscious and stops breathing give them 30 compressions and two breaths repeatedly til paramedics arrive. Don't underestimate this. Their heart mite stop but keep the bood pumpin to their brain via these compressions and the defibrilator can restart the heart... saving that person's life! Doing this within the first two minutes of a person not breathing is what will save them.

Now repeat after me, THIRTY COMPRESSIONS, TWO BREATHS.

(The breath's aren't compulsory if you don't feel comfortable)

*If it's by drowning do the same... but start off by giving FIVE BREATHS.

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Egypt, France, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, South Africa, United States, Zimbabwe

Countries I've Lived In

United Kingdom

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