Today I donated a quilt to an auction of promises in November, which is raising money for a little girl in my town with a rare form of cancer called retinoblastoma.
Whilst charities such as Oxfam, Save the Children, Cancer Research et al all do fantastic work, supporting a local cause at the coal face, making a tangible difference can be far more rewarding. This is why I also volunteer for Childline, going round schools educating young people about the resources available to them and what constitutes abuse.
Money is what makes the world go round but your time and talents can often be more valuable.
If you too would like to make a difference and have something you could donate please contact Jason Williamson on Facebook or me and I can put you in touch. Or if you want to try your hand at volunteering contact Volunteering England.