By Paul Redman
This is all about doing something good to help someone else. My name is Paul and for some years I have been very interested in health issues. This interest in health led me on to looking at people with kidney failure and how it affects their lives having
By Wendy Appleyard
A[dropcap] friend of mine gave blood – she didn’t want to – once finished she delighted in telling everyone all the details - right down to the kind of biscuit she was served afterwards. It was like her deed was done now, she had crossed that off her
Blood donation is no new thing. You might have even donated or will donate blood at some point in life. Although, it is not the idea of blood leaving your body that is moving. In fact, you will truly understand the deepness of this act when you see foreign blood
What’s the single most important asset in the social sector? People. And to get more specific, our people. Our established leaders, our up-and-coming leaders, and our professionals that have committed themselves to a life of hard work and passion. Our secret weapon is our leaders that have the know-how, the
By BC Phillips
One of the darker elements of human nature is our propensity to seek out reasons to avoid helping others. It’s easy to maintain our sense that we are good and just when an external factor is present that makes the misfortunes of others due to their own faults.
There’s a whole big world out there with plenty of causes to support. As someone who lives an unfortunate life, you shouldn’t forget there are many worthy causes where you can share your time and effort, if not a little bit of donation.
Many unfortunate things continue to happen in different
By Bernie Rakocevic
Most of us were horrified as we watched the devastating environmental impact of the estimated 41 million litres of oil spilled from the tanker Exxon Valdez in Alaska’s pristine Prince William Sound. The spill covered 2100km of coastline. The ensuing financial, environmental and ecological impact is well documented.
By William Rue
You are born through cellular osmosis and mitosis; and life is just growth. In time degradation takes place and you die. Is it that you are like a fruit, and that at a time you are perfect and ripe? Or is it that you are the tree, set
By Michael Trainor
Have you ever met someone and thought to yourself I want to be just like them. They seem to have everything I want and are living the life I have always dreamed of. Little beknown to us, that person is probably thinking the exact same thing about someone
By Ramelle Lewis
Growing up, I knew my family was different.
When I was very young, I didn't realise that different didn't necessarily mean 'bad', or 'wrong'. I just knew that my family would never conform to the nuclear bloc of Mum, Dad and child. I had Mum, and later Ava*, my