15 May 2014

Inspiring

Two stories in the press today caught my eye. 

One was the death of 19-year-old Stephen Sutton who although very ill with bowel cancer himself managed to raise £3.2 million for the charity Teenage Cancer Trust. The other was James Redgate who lived frugally all his life and on his death left a million pounds to local hospital charities so that others could benefit from new equipment. Even his sister (who was left nothing) supported his decision.

How refreshing in this day and age, where all we seem to read about is benefit fraud, large organisations making huge profits, footballers (who get paid extortionate amounts and still fail to kick the ball in the net) and all the other me-me-me celebrities strutting their stuff, to see two ordinary folk putting others first, even before their own very real needs.

4 comments:

K Ville said...

warms the cockles :)

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Warms the cockles it does, inspiring indeed.
Anna :o]

Flowerpot said...

Stephen was from Falmouth so we were all caught up i n his efforts which I think were wonderful.

www.retiredandcrazy.com said...

Aren't there are some wonderful people out there Addy? It makes me feel humble. xxx