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Wednesday, 25 April 2012
I was going to use a scrapbooking photo for today- as I think it is such a powerful tool for preserving family memories. I've just signed up for an Ali Edwards class - 31 Things which is designed to create memories following a daily prompt during May and June. I thought it might tie in nicely with the photos we are taking daily and help me think of things to preserve.
Guy went to see his grandma at the weekend- and she lent him a book about the 50's. It's full of photos- and the ones that absolutely fascinate me are the everyday things, such as the inside of a shop or the kitchen and even everyday people walking along.
Photographs are such a powerful and emotive tool.
But I've been reading and watching tv clips about a story that has captured the world news just now. Claire Squires died whilst doing the London Marathon on Sunday. She was 30 years old and died within the last mile. She was running to raise money for the Samaritans- as her brother committed suicide when he was younger - and she thought that the charity often got overlooked. Her poor parents have lost both of their children- but have said that she would have been overwhelmed with the success of her just giving page and urge people to keep 'just giving'.
I found the message so powerful. Her page is approaching having raised 700,000 pound for a superb charity. I admit that it is a charity I have probably always overlooked. At the moment we are supporting Guide dogs for the Blind.
This is Rudolph- and he's being scrapbooked so that we wil always remember him. We sponsored him as part of the girls 18th birthday celebrations. I really value the gift of sight- and with my dad being registered partially sighted fairly recently it is a cause close to my heart anyway.
But I suppose todays word just showed me how powerful the gift of charity can be- even a little can mount up to really make a difference to a wonderful charity. I read that they will be sending a Marathon medal to her family- and there will also be one on display at the Samaritans Headquarters. They will be in touch with her family eventually to ask themthem how they would like the money to be used. I hope it brings her family a glimmer of comfort to hold onto.