Monday 30 January 2017

A Measure of Humanity

How about a snippet of good news? The teenogre went up to London last week to have an interview for a ten week voluntary placement abroad helping young people. Since he was 14 and he first started at Oxfam, volunteering has been part of of what he does in his spare time.Initially it was motivated by the wish to gain experience, so he could apply for paid work, but not now, although it certainly helped to begin with.

To date he's been a Young Leader at scouts, completed the National Citizenship Service scheme between school and starting college, ridden in the London to Brighton bike race when he was 15 funding raising for the BHF and is now helping out at a local charity in his spare time [he's working full time at the moment on his gap year]. This is all down to him....fear ye not he's still a typical teen with nights out clubbing [10pm to 10am drum and base event on NYE!] with his mates and throwing jager bombs down his neck at 'Spoons. I have no idea whether he'll get on the scheme or not...he's not assuming anything, but we have our fingers crossed for him.  It might not surprise you then that ultimately he hopes to work in International Development and this will form an element of his degree when he goes to uni in the autumn

"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them at least don't hurt them."
Dalai Lama XIV



  1. Sounds like a terrific young man with purpose, compassion, and healthy balance.

    1. He has his moments ;-) We squabble too!


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