A few weeks ago Elizabeth (About New York on my side bar) knitted me two very pretty hats for my new great grand-daughter Ula. All she asked for in payment was that I should give a donation to a charity which worked with children.
I put a post on about this and since then have really done some research into which charity to make a Direct Debit to. I finally chose Medicins sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders).
I have today received a letter from them thanking me and including a paragraph about one of their projects. I thought you might like to read it:
"I would like to take this opportunity to send a message from my colleague, Dr Emily Wise, who has been working in our tuberculosis programme in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan. ""As a British Doctor working for MSF in the field, I have first hand experience of how your money helps to bring quality medical care to those afflicted by a humanitarian disaster and give back health and dignity to people who would otherwise be completely neglected or forgotten. I have worked as a medic in many different and challenging circumstances, at home and abroad, but I have never before felt so fulfilled by my work or seen how a small number of well-trained staff can have such a dramatic impact. Without donations from people I and other doctors and nurses would not be here. Our drugs would not be here. Many of our patients would no longer be here.""
It is worth looking at their site if you feel like helping a worthwhile project as a New Year Resolution.