Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of America, once said: “well done is better than well said.”
Talk, after all, is cheap. It’s easy to say a thing, it is far harder to actually do it! How many times have you heard someone say that they will do something, and then you wait … and wait … and keep on waiting! It makes you question their integrity. Did they actually mean what they said, when it’s quite obvious they didn’t do what they said?
Of course, I am talking to myself as I write this. I often find myself doing quite a bit of writing or speaking – and I hope I do it reasonably well. However, I quite often feel that I should do more. After all, we can only fulfil our mission – “to make a real difference in people’s lives, and in the community you live” – if we actually do something. Talking doesn’t usually make a difference – action does.
Of course, to make a difference, we need you – our supporters. We need many more people to join us as a HopeGiver so that we can do more.
- We want to provide more Baby Packs for families who are struggling to buy nappies and baby food;
- We want to help more people, such as the lady moving into the area, but can’t afford a cooker or a fridge;
- We want to establish a FuelBank to help those struggling to pay for their gas or electricity.
Our question to you is simple:
Will you give us a £1 a week to support our work?
Most people who we ask, when they think about it for a few seconds, say: yes! But it’s not about what you say – it’s what you do that matters.
Well done is better than well said!”