It’s the start of a brand-new year, and I can’t wait to get started!
A new year is typically the time when you make promises and resolutions to do more, be better, eat less and get fitter. I am seeing the new year as a chance to be a better person; to do more for others, to be supportive and to do more work for charity.
I have decided that I am going to support two charities a year, and by support, I mean financially and helping to promote the fantastic work that they do.
Stroke changes lives in an instant, and the impact can be devastating. It can cost people their ability to move, communicate and lead their everyday lives.
Two thirds of people who survive a stroke find themselves living with a disability. And 40% of stroke survivors experience anxiety and depression.
About 3,300 people a year in the West Midlands are diagnosed with bowel cancer. It’s the second most common cancer death.
Unfortunately, we don't talk much about bowels or bowel functions - it's a bit of a taboo subject.
If you can support a local or national charity, please do so.
They need our support now more than ever.
Personally, I am looking forward to getting involved with these two wonderful charities