We've been sending a regular donation to Medecins Sans Frontieres, which I was happy to do, despite my Uncle, who does our tax, telling me we couldn't afford it. But in light of the steep rent increase I cancelled it this week. I intend to fly the Supporting-Worthy-Causes flag in these straitened times by selling raffle tickets for the three charities who are always ringing me, (Caroline we're just calling to thank you for your support in the past blah blah ... righto just get to the point and ask me to sell another book!) and throwing change in collection tins that are rattled at me. A regular donation might have to wait a year or so now. However, a small contribution to our school's Junior School Council's food drive for disadvantaged people at Christmas was well within our means. I thought maybe the kids would have been quite into it, maybe been a little fired up by the JSC talking to them at school about the importance of helping others less fortunate etc, but my kids just looked slightly bemused (rather than say virtuous or rewarded) at this Advent Activity.
For ANZAC Day this is so beautiful and tender
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