September 17, 2018

I would like to introduce Home-Start, the other local charity we will be supporting on our Christmas challenge, written by their Peri-Natal co-ordinator, Beccy Impey.

Home-Start is one of the UK’s leading family support charities, a voluntary organisation offering suppo...

September 12, 2018

This is Lee and Lorraine Lewis. In 2010, Lee’s mum Janice Lewis was diagnosed with cancer. The hospital became their life for the next 4 years. During this time life threw many challenges. In 2012 Lee's Nan passed away in April, then 6 months later Lee’s Dad, Chris Lew...

August 19, 2018

You get a devastating diagnosis! You lose someone you love! A long term relationship breaks down! You get into financial difficulty! Life is a bitch!

This is what I truly believed for a while, how can life be fair when my Dad was going to be taken from me at 58 years ol...

July 29, 2018

Wednesday is my day for boxing! I look forward to it every week, and there is not much that stops me from going. This week felt different! I had a bad day emotionally, everything was getting on top of me and I felt like I taking an emotional battering from every direct...

July 11, 2018

Some of my free time over the coming weeks will be spent writing letters! In a world of text, emails and emojis, I love receiving a hand written sentiment, and after coming across Alison and Brian, I have found a brilliant reason to put pen to paper.

When Brian was...

July 8, 2018

Look at the smiling face on these beautiful boys!

Imagine being told the devastating news your child has cancer?! As a parent myself I can't even begin to comprehend how you would process this information.

For Keri and Shaun Redfearn, they had to face this twice in just...

June 22, 2018

So life can sometimes be a lot shorter than you think it may be, so my new outlook on life is to take risks, do things that make you feel alive and try not to care too much about what others think of you.

My first install of my new 'feel alive' outlook was to...

June 16, 2018

Oh my goodness! The sick feeling of seeing this land on your doorstep!!! Although I didn't officially see it until the day after it landed. October 2016, and I was enjoying a lovely birthday afternoon tea in London with my sister, when my husband text me saying I had a...

June 10, 2018

My very first blog on Actively Giving! Eek! If you have read my 'About' page then you know my story. I hope as you get to know me and what I want Actively Giving to be about, then you can see it was born out of a true passion of wanting to help people.

Going through a c...

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