Sunday, February 8, 2009

the skipper and the Princess

I had the pleasure of meeting John Bertram and his vibrant wife Rasa yesterday. (More about the event later). In my conversation with him he mentioned the charity he chairs, the Alannah and Madeline Foundation
I have been talking about child welfare a lot in the past few days, and knowing healthcare workers  who have revealed to me things you would never want to know (or wish upon anyone). The sensitive issue of child welfare is important to the whole community. And something that the Alannah and Madeline Foundation is working to help Australian children who are victims of violence and the prevention of it. 
So this wonderful man, most famous for wining the America's cup for Australia in 1983, is not one to rest on his achievements. He  has got together with Crown Princess Mary and Kevin Rudd on this popular charity. 

If you are feeling lucky, happy and carefree perhaps you can share some. 
There are events and different ways to contribute.
The Buddy Bag in particular is a wonderful idea. - $120 buys a child who is in hospital or a shelter, often taken there in the middle of the night with a bag of necessities and comfort - all they need short term and may possess of their own in the world in a very tough and lonely time. 

I do truly believe when you give you receive even more. 
love and light x

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