Thursday, 17 April 2008

April 17th

Todays society is often portrayed as selfish and only interested
in material gain.
However, I have found that there are
many people who are willing to give there time, money and even risk
their lives to support my favourite Charity.
I can not thank my friends and family enough,
over the years they have helped
me raise thousands of pounds for Helen and Douglas House
They have jumped out of planes, run/walked many miles
and drunk many cups of tea and coffee!!!
Without their support and people like them places like
Helen and Douglas House would not exist.
It is a sad reflection on our government that Hospices
need to rely so heavily on voluntary contributions.
Although the govenment intends to conduct a review of long-term
funding for England's childrens hospice
services, I can not see a time in the near future when
voluntary contributions will not be needed.
“Charity begins at home, but should not end there”


Enfys said...

Another innovative take on the subject.

Anonymous said...

Too true! Well said Shirley :)

knitkath said...

So well said! It is a sad reflection on us that hospices and hospitals should have to rely on charity! We ae so lucky to have people like you willing to help!

willowthewysp said...

Your end quote says it all!
Very well put Shirley:)

Inspiration Alley said...

Not only is your photography quite stunning but your ability to capture so much more than initially meets the eye is amazing. Even without your journaling I wold have looked up details of the hospice just from the interest your photo generated.

Minty Magic said...

Here Here!!! Well said and well done for being so actively involved.

barmyowlscoo said...

I agree with you, children's hospices should be provided by the government, it's good work you do to raise money to support the hospices and the family that need them.

Kay said...

Well done Shirley your friends do it because they think so very highly of you!