All that it takes for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing
….. Or something like that.
For those who don’t know, prior to working for myself I spent my entire working life in the NHS. I worked in Elderly care, then Elderly Mental Health then moved over into IT.
Working in the public sector was a conscious decision on my part. Aside from enjoying it greatly, I felt like I was giving something back.
When I set up Hub Projects, I was worried that I wouldn’t be in a position to do this any more. But….
A friend of mine fosters children. He is a great guy and his wife is a wonderful woman. He told me about this great group of people called Every Child Leaving Care Matters. There is a stark inequality in the ages that children are looked after depending on whether they are fostered or in care. I contacted them and agreed to build a website for them and host it for nothing. It’s such a sorry and sad state of affairs that this inequality exists. Like my friend, these people aren’t just talking about it and tutting, they’ve decided to do something.
So I built this site – http://eclcm.org.
For one reason and another, it took a little longer than usual but it’s now up and running; just waiting for some content.
They’ve got a petition that you could sign to help. If you’d like to do so just click on this image.
So there you have it! I feel like I’ve given something back and the people doing the hard work to rectify a wrong have somewhere to refer people to – in a nutshell:
being in business helping others
You can find ECLCM on twitter and Facebook too.