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December 04, 2003

Community care - with a difference

Another item on Cindy's blog that caught my eye was her Thanksgiving activities. It used to be something that a Jewish service organisation did in South Africa every Christmas and Easter - they would take over the duties of Christian (and any one else who wanted to have time out with families) workers in hospitals, ambulance services and even on some fire service staffing. You could suddenly find very senior general practioners or specialists acting as nursing staff in a hospital or shop keepers, bank managers and the like manning other emergency services.

It was always hugely appreciated and I am convinced that if we all had a bit more care of our fellows this world could be a much better place. Well done Cindy, I must look around to see what I can make a useful contribution doing in my community now that I no longer ride the big red lorries.

Posted by The Gray Monk at December 4, 2003 06:47 PM


Thank you for the nod, TGM, but it was a very, very small thing I did which could have been much grander, upon reflection. Next time I hope to do even more.

Posted by: cindy at December 4, 2003 07:09 PM

Every little helps if it makes life just that little bit easier for someone else. Well done Cindy.

Posted by: The Gray Monk at December 4, 2003 07:14 PM