charity

It’s Good to Give and the young people who help

One of the best things to happen in my charity world is that young people of all ages want to support It’s Good 2 Give in all sorts of ways. I didn’t expect it to become such a big part of what we do and how we do it. Took me by surprise. I called our charity It’s Good 2 Give because for me [...]

The It’s Good 2 Give Community

Our wee charity is run by me – a full time volunteer and aided by a lovely support team of volunteers. Right back at the beginning when I set it up I said it was like a co-operative of like-minded individuals, all wanting to do something to make the lives of another group of individuals, a bit [...]

This is Your life – Do what you love and do it often.

It’s official now. I am now co-founder of 2 charities! I thought I was juggling when we just had one charity to run but the past four months has taken my juggling skills to a whole new level. And all in a good way. Andrew’s sudden and early death in January has reinforced my already strong [...]

Spring Promise

I love spring. Even although it happens every year I am always entranced by it – by its promise. Its promise of new beginnings. Seeing a tiny crocus fighting its way through frozen ground or the daffodils finally swaying in the breeze, or little birds beginning to chirp again and think about [...]

I had all sorts of plans …

I had all sorts of plans for 2012: continuing to grow It’s Good 2 Give, getting fit, enjoying my husband’s retirement, reading more books…. Little did I realise what fate had in store for me. Mid-December my dad fell down stairs at home and we had our first visit to Royal Infirmary of [...]