Friday, 3 February 2017
Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Sometimes it’s finding the ‘what’ when you make a resolution that’s the stumbling block. It’s probably the reason some of us make the same resolution several years running. Get involved. Get fitter. Speak up. Make a difference.
Perhaps becoming a trustee of a charity that inspires you could be just the thing.
Wednesday, 28 December 2016
Tinsel, bells, glitter, lights, sweet songs of praise, warm greetings between friends and family reunions, happy excited wide eyed children, anticipation, expectations, traditions, caring and sharing.
These words conjure up the Christmas/holiday ‘moments of joy’ we have grown up with and know and love. If you have been dealing with great personal loss these old sentimental moments of joy may fall upon dark hollow ground.
Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Last year, I spoke about 'hope' at the Carol Service in York. To my amazement, what I said became a beautiful song written by our choir leader, and then went on to become a charity single which reached number 11 in the download charts, thanks to some generous celebrities joining the choir to record the song. Today I have been asked to share some of my personal thoughts and experiences about hope, as I did at York last year.
Friday, 25 November 2016
Sadly, a very close friend’s mum died recently. I was pleased to be able to sort out work and childcare so that I could be at the funeral to support her. I Googled the cemetery address, and also did a ‘belt and braces’ check with my friend via text the week before to make sure I’d found the right place. She replied that it was the only crematorium in town.
Monday, 3 October 2016
Last week, news of the abduction and rape of a teenage girl in Oxford made national headlines. The 14 year-old, walking to school, was forced into a car on a busy street in the Summertown area of the city. She was raped by two men, and found over three hours later approximately one mile away asking for help.
Monday, 12 September 2016
"I had the wonderful opportunity of joining the Missing People marketing team for a day’s volunteering work and through this experience gathered lots of insight into not only how the charity help the families of missing people but also how it offers a fantastic support service for those that go missing. So much of this charity is reliant on volunteers, so it was great to hear that the opportunity for remote work is growing across the organisation. (Especially for those busy in their own full time/part time jobs).
Around 250,000 people go missing in the UK each year. The Missing Blog aims to give a voice to all those affected by this issue.
The charity Missing People is a lifeline when someone disappears. To find out more about Missing People and ways that you can support the charity visit www.missingpeople.org.uk.
Call or txt the charity Missing People for free on 116 000, 24/7 if you or anyone you know is affected by a disappearance.