£2 in the Unicef pot for two missed posts – it has been an immensely busy week for many reasons.
Most exciting is that I have enrolled on an independent visitor scheme, which involves taking a child out of a care home or foster home for the day to give them a bit of respite and a chance to have some fun from their day to day life. My role would be like an auntie, so not too close but enough for them to be relaxed and enjoy company once they get to know me.
It is once a month for at least two years, but obviously this keeps going for many years as you never lose contact.
I am very excited about this and I feel will be an amazing thing to be involved with regardless of whether or not I become a social worker.
I will let you know how it goes.
In a separate post, please sign a petition, if you haven’t done so already, against the barbaric dog meat eating festival in China. The dogs and cats are kept in inhumane conditions and slaughtered in a horrible way. There is simply no need for this tradition and the suffering these animals endure, many of them former pets, is unthinkable. Join actor Ricky Gervais in signing this petition here.
This blog is for Unicef.
Thanks for reading.