If you live in Britain, you will probably know that March 18th is Red Nose Day. It’s a big fundraising campaign for Comic Relief, which helps charities both in Britain and internationally. The Dafter is very publically-minded and empathetic. She’s done various fundraisers over the years, just of her own accord. After the Haiti earthquake she got sponsorship to go a week without eating anything sweet, and raised about £40 I think. This year she’s produced some beautiful bookmarks and some booklets of quotations, which she’s selling to raise funds for Comic Relief.
I was so impressed with her creations that I wanted to show you some of them:
As regular readers will know, the transition to high school has not been an easy one for her. Academically she is fine but socially things have become a nightmare. Any parent whose child’s self-esteem has plummeted due to low-level bullying will know how heartbreaking it is to witness.
We shall have to see what we can do next. In the meantime, she’s making a contribution to the lives of people who are facing even greater challenges. I admire her for being so strong and brave and giving. As you can see, she truly does have a “colourful” soul!