At this time of year, I’m sure most, if not all of us look back on the previous twelve months or so and take stock — ticking off the good and the bad and, on the whole, usually realising that as difficult as it might get at times, it could probably be a whole lot worse. We watch the news and the seemingly endless TV charity adverts and give what we can, but still feel that it will never be quite enough. Will my donation really make a difference? we wonder, battling with the sheer, relentless scale of it all. And it’s all too easy to believe that it won’t.
But, of course, it will. And with this in mind, I’d like to share with you to my chosen charity — a very special place just down the road from where I live. Zöe’s Place Baby Hospice.