” Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” Martin Luther King Jr
Over the last seventeen years we have donated to charities and causes and given our time and energy to Stand Up for those issues and injustices we see happening across the globe.
During 2017 we have donated to:
- Kyle’s charity – Heart UK when he ran the London Marathon
- Julia’s charity – St Christopher’s Hospice when she cycled from London to PAris
- Phil’s charity – Cancer Research -The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
Of note was our donations of time and money to the New Zealand charity – Stand Up for Moko – in New Zealand.
This followed a particularly harrowing case of child abuse and subsequent death of Moko Rangitoheriri in New Zealand. We continue supporting the Stand up for Moko charity & Give a little – Justice for Moko charity.
In addition we added our voice and wrote to the New Zealand Attorney General, Christopher Finlayson with the issues around the prosecution of Moko’s abusers by the Crown Prosecution Service. His reply to our communication is found in the archives of this site.
We do not sleep walk through life ignoring the challenges facing people in our world.
We continue to support these charities with both donations of money and our time and advocacy:
- mental health programmes for children and adults
- Breast and Lung Cancer charities;
- the NSPCC in the UK;
- Anti-Racism charities and programs;
- the Heart Foundation UK; SENSE UK:
- Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
We don’t want people to shut off their emotions, but instead learn how to deal with them. There are always people out there in need of help. When we donate money or give our time to help others who need it, we are working to make the world a better place for each person. We are always looking for ways to best use our resources both financial and time, to advocate for key causes and charities.
We thank our schools and teachers who like us, support charities and causes and stand up and say enough is enough. Together we can make a difference to people’s lives.