Today is the annual Children in Need event on television and I, along with the rest of the family have done my part. I enjoy watching the televised event and I do not donate money by phone. I donate money by hand held boxes, by boxes in shops and by way of Girvan Primary School’s events. Today’s event was a ‘wear your pyjamas to school’ day which mercifully it stayed dry for. After what has been a hectic week at work (see the Havelock ESO results over on the Ion Age blog) I finished up a bit early and picked the three offspring up at the school gate.
There are a lot of charities out there…a whole lot. In fact I have got to the point where I ignore almost all of them as the feeling of guilt at not dropping coins into every hand that reached out was getting me down at a deep level. This does not make me a bad person. In fact I am a ruddy good person as all who know me will point out but my resources are limited. So I choose which I support and Children get some priority in this as does the UK so Children in Need is near top of the list (after Sense). It is a very worthwhile cause.
So have a look, have a read. Have a watch if you can. Give them some money too. If you live in the UK and you walk home after work, sometimes the child you see in the street needs your help more than you might know.