got the caps today and donated to 30 UK Pounds Sterling (ca. USD 45) to Sue Ryder (www.sueryder.org
) - a national charity in the UK who this year celebrate their 60th anniversary.
Here are my 2 caps in front of the PC Screen in my Office with the Sue Ryder Webpage open:
To me, they were one of those ubiquitous organisations that I never really knew what they did. And I very much hope this state of ignorance prevails for all of you for its not until a family member, a loved one, a friend or indeed we ourselves, are unfortunate to succumb to a life changing or terminal illness that you really appreciate the role of Sue Ryder.
Their sole objective is simply to bring comfort to someone's final days, or give a person with an incurable illness the opportunity to make the most of their lives by providing health and social care services to those in such circumstances within their local communities.
This is something of great support as I see this when I visit one of my best friends (age 52) who is suffering brain cancer in a hospice here in my home town in Münster.
Last year, Sue Ryder helped 16.400 people and their families. With more support, they can help even more as the breakdown below reveals, every little helps.
• £6 – provides three lunches for our patients
• £60 – provides two hours of physiotherapy for someone with multiple sclerosis
• £600 – covers the cost of a Sue Ryder nurse for five days
• £6000 – covers the cost of running one of our hospices for a day
Take care, Heinz
Homebased Muenster-Telgte, Germany, Europe
a.) Eggenfellner H-6 powered 4-seat Robin, PH-ERD
325+hrs since SEP 2008 .... counting
b.) bought flying & sold: Vans RV-4 with O-320, PH-EIL
.... very sad ending - lost a friend
c.) bought flying at 51 TT: Vans RV-3A, PH-URZ
.... now at 150 hrs (and having fun