Keeping our love alive
Here we are, June 2020. It’s the middle of the year already yet for most of us it seems like an eternity with what we as a global community have experienced.
Every imaginable challenge that Mother Earth could have thrown at us, she did. Droughts, Floods, Bushfires and more.
The world watched as Australia burned. The world dug deep and supported Australia financially and physically … in return for what Australia does for them in their time of need.
Then as if by stealth…a virus was unleashed and within what seemed days, the world went into lockdown and life was changed forever. Virus and disease of this type have been seen before and have wreaked devastation on the world’s population before. This time it has been different as this time we have such advanced technology that we were ‘watching’ its devastation minute by minute via the media and the internet.
In amongst all of this, one of the concerns that we should be paying attention to is the organizations and charities who work tirelessly for their causes. Including the not for profits who are constantly finding ways to raise money for research and support of health challenges such as cancer, endometriosis, motor neuron disease and more.
We have been speaking to several global organizations who have said that due to COVID19 in particular, they have seen a drop of up to 80% of donations. They have had to cancel fundraising events as well which play such an important part in their fundraising. The challenge, of course, is that the money they are not getting means that funding for ongoing research into cures for all of the other diseases and health challenges stops.
So, this month we would like to ‘shine a light’ on some of these organizations and remind us all to get creative with fundraising and not forget these amazing people who give so much of their time and efforts to help others.
In the UK, the HoneyPot Children’s Charity does amazing work! Since 1996 Honeypot has been working to enhance the lives of young carers aged 5-12 years by providing respite breaks and on-going outreach support. In the UK nationwide, we give young carers a break from demanding and stressful responsibilities at home and provide a safe, nurturing environment where children at risk can develop their full potential. To help them continue to support others check out their website at https://www.honeypot.org.uk/
United Way Worldwide is another great organization which is engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide. We are focused on creating community-based and community-led solutions that strengthen the cornerstones for a good quality of life: education, financial stability and health. For more information go to www.unitedway.org
Mental Health is a major focus especially for we women over 50. Navigating through life in these times can often provide more challenges than ever.
Beyond Blue provides extensive support and programmes to help during all times so check out more of what they can do at www.beyondblue.org.au
– Heart Hugs, Jaynie xxx
Jaynie Morris is an Author, Speaker and Advocate for Women over 50. She is the Founder of SheroesUnlimited Global Community for Women Over 50.