A Brief Introduction to Child Sponsorship with Compassion UK

  Only three days left until Cait and I board our plane to Uganda and not a shred of packing has been done as yet by either of us. As a result, I have decided to procrastinate further by writing a post to better introduce you to Compassion UK’s work. Yesterday I gave a quick… Read More

Visiting Our Sponsored Child: Uganda – here we come (again!)

  Our regular readers (both of you, hello!), may well recall a post last year announcing how Caitlin and I would be taking a trip to Uganda with child sponsorship charity Compassion UK. Sadly, after our trip was finalised but yet to be taken my father was diagnosed with terminal cancer and I, being his… Read More

Changing Lives with Compassion: Uganda, Here we Come!

  It was eight years ago that I found myself lying on a hospital bed, reeling with the shock of being told that yet another pregnancy had ended just weeks after it had begun. ‘Come back next week,’ the sonographer told me. ‘We’ll scan again to make sure everything is clear.’ It seemed such a… Read More

8 Ordinary People Who Made an Extraordinary Difference

    All too often we see people in the media commended and awarded for doing, well, nothing much at all really.  The word ‘hero’ is drastically over-used.  Yet every day, there is someone somewhere in the world who is making a big difference in a person’s life. They aren’t famous.  They aren’t rich.  Sometimes,… Read More