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Giving Gives Back

Recently I’ve penned a poem for the Small Charities Coalition, as part of the #LondonGivesBack Campaign to encourage Londoners to make regular donations to help keep small charities. You can see the film of the poem by Neck of the Woods films here

It’s not easy to think of others

When your whole world feels under attack.

But being generous is empowering –

Giving, gives back.


We’re all learning a new way of living,

We don’t want to be misunderstood.

Kindness and compassion has its own rewards,

Giving makes us feel good.


We pick up the pieces of broken lives

Gently put them back in place.

We are the voice of the unseen and unheard

Of every age and race.


We restore confidence and self esteem,

To the traumatised girl and boy

With care and support and friendship,

We re-introduce them to joy.


Our charities must keep on working

It’s imperative that they do.

Whether or not that is possible

Depends on me and you.


Nows the time to give back to society

When things are really tough.

Your money will make a big difference

To those who haven’t got enough


We are strong, we are resilient.

We are the can do, the will do.

We can make our society better…

Compassionate and true.


Help us shape the future,

Support the work we do

Together we can make a change…

It’s up to you.


London is a thriving city

Community is at its very heart

It embraces our dramas and our dreams

Its here for us to take part