Time to do something

“Everybody is broken
Everybody breaks
But these bones will walk again”

There’s a lot of good things happening in the world. There’s also a lot of broken people too. But all is not lost. Nope, I believe that the broken can be restored, that the lost can be found and that those in need can be lifted up. The quote above is from Martin Smith in a song paraphrasing an old Hebrew prophet.

Three things have been on my heart recently;

  • Human trafficking
  • Child poverty
  • Humanitarian relief for people in Afghanistan 

We can often feel powerless when we see change needs to happen. Sometimes we can feel powerless in making change in our lives too. 

There’s real people who need help and while I’m not always in a position to go and physically do that; I am blessed to be in a position to help fund those who can. 

The question is, will you care – and will you join me?


To show some level of commitment and support to those in need and raise awareness, I have set myself a challenge.

For each day in September, I will either

  • run at least 5k (3.1 miles) or;
  • cycle at least 20k (12.4 miles)

And when I do, I will put £10 in a jar. I’ll post on Instagram when the money goes in the jar.

If I miss a day; I’ll treble my giving for that day.

At the end of the month, there should be at least £300 in the pot and I’ll split that between three charities;

If you’d like to add to the jar, please feel free to do so; you can donate to these organisations yourself on the links above or by giving me your notes!

And if you’d like to do something to support others then please go for it. Do something for the next thirty days to make a difference – both in your life and in the lives of others.

Maybe it’s not an exercise challenge. Maybe it’s an eating plan; a reading discipline, a writing discipline. Whatever. Do something.

There are people who need your help.

Show your support and give yourself – and your resources – if you can. 


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