Charity of the Month: Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity

The charity of the month this December is Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. I recently found out about the amazing work this charity is doing and I am so impressed with their dedication. Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years with a life-threatening or terminal illness. The charity provides families support workers to help them to make the most of the time they have together, giving them practical and emotional support, whenever they need it, for as long as is needed. The support workers help the whole family adjust to their new lives and the support provided is varied and dependent on the family’s needs.

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Charity of the Month: Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity

Some examples of the kind of support the Rainbow Trust support workers provide are:

  • listening to a family’s fears and anxieties
  • helping to explain illnesses, diagnoses, and treatments
  • keeping a seriously ill child company during hospital stays
  • driving families to medical appointments to help save time and money
  • organising fun activities to help sick children, their brothers and sisters
  • support through bereavement and grief.

This vital service is available at no cost to the families that need it. Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity relies almost entirely on the kind donations they receive and the generosity of the public to deliver the support. So donations are always needed. You can support the charity by donating here. As little as £5 can buy arts and crafts to keep the child entertained. £10 could provide a memory box for a bereaved family and £26 would pay for an hour of support to a family caring for a seriously ill child. Another way of getting involved with this charity is by volunteering. You can look out for opportunities for that here.

You can find out more about the charity by watching this YouTube video –

Thanks for reading this post. Please share it on your social media platforms to get others involved. You can also read about the charity of the month for November here. Merry Christmas and stay safe.

Back to nature with houseplants

I played around with the idea of getting a houseplant for months so it was lovely to finally get one some days ago. My houseplant got delivered over the weekend and I am now officially a plant mum. There were loads of options available when I went shopping for my first houseplant. I have never had one before so I had to really read up about each plant and decide on the best indoor plant for us.

Back to nature with houseplants

After hours of research, I decided to go with one first to see how we get on and add get some later depending on how well I get one with the first plant. I needed an indoor plant that wouldn’t need a lot of nurturing since this is all brand new for me. I needed a houseplant that would thrive on neglect pretty much.

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Snake Plant

After shopping around for a bit, I settled up the beauty right here. This Snake plant is a non-fuss tropical plant. It has thin, upright leaves with irregular banding. This houseplant is great for any room in the other including the bedroom. It filters out toxins in the air including benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene.

Research has revealed the amazing benefits of having plants in the home. They are too numerous to mention here in this post, but some of the main benefits are listed below –

They look pretty and add life

Plants instantly change the look of any space for the better. I love how this plant has beautified my room. Houseplants are great for adding life to a room.

Filters out toxins

Like I mentioned above, some plants are really good for filtering out harmful toxins in the air. This houseplant is one of those amazing plants that work overtime cleaning the air, increasing humidity, and producing oxygen.

Boost your mood

Plants are great for boosting your mood. If you are looking at ways to improve your mental health, getting an indoor plant may work wonders on your overall mood, creativity, productivity, and concentration, which will in turn reduce your stress levels and improve your immunity.

Do you have a houseplant?

 

 

 

 

 

The hidden power of responsibility

Happy Saturday Folks! I hope you all are keeping well wherever you are. This year has been tricky and it is amazing we are all still standing doing what we do. I hope the last few weeks of the year will be better than the previous weeks we have had. Christmas is around the corner, so that is something new to look forward to! This Christmas will definitely be different but I am going to make the most of the festivities anyway I can. This year has taught me a lot. It has revealed layers of myself I have forgotten/buried away, and it has given life a whole new meaning. With every situation, no matter how bad, there is always a lesson and 2020 has been loaded with lessons. One thing this year has really thought me is the hidden power of responsibility.

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The hidden power of responsibility

We are all responsible for ourselves regardless of what is happening around us or to us. How we respond is always our choice. There are always options available and the path we choose is up to us at the end of the day. The problem is most of us are unaware of our power than we unknowingly give it away. This is where the imbalance starts. When we start to react instead of respond. When we let others become “responsible” for us instead of taking charge of our lives. We are all responsible for the effects of our actions, not just our intentions. Once we remember that, we will understand why it is so important to stand in our power and take charge of our life, rather than standing by the sidelines, watching others live our lives for us.

The year 2020 has been a teacher. It has reminded me to play an active role in my life and be responsible for the effects of my actions and not just my intentions. What has 2020 taught you?

 

 

 

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