Delta – Such a Belter!
Okay, so I described June as roller-coasting,
With wide open arms, my embrace for July, such a welcoming!
Its moments of declivity it turned out, moments deserving of total repress!
Enclasped by your big arms, a much needed hug to ease my moroseness!
Whilst I try to unravel the problematical,
Allow me a moment to sound biblically philosophical,
“Beloved, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call”.
Forgetting what lies behind:
It is official [so I was told]! The Polo in all its ‘glory’, new tyres [not forgetting the spare], full fuel tank, glass, metal, rubber, plastic, fabric, upholstery, electricals, electronics, … what else goes into the making of an automobile?, some intricate engineering skill? – anyway, all is now worth nothing but a journey to the scrap yard for the ultimate scrapping! Perhaps, recycle the salvageable? An emotional farewell it will be! It definitely will not be a belter but a moment to forget!
Aah! Lest I forget! Selfish me!
History was made in July, remember? Well, I remember!
11 million British Pounds sterling was raised by Golden Lane Housing (GLH), the first ever charity bond to be listed on the London Stock Exchange; to fund the purchase of houses for adaptation into suitable homes for individuals with a learning disability!
Now, that was a belter!
It was so much of a belter that another historic moment was observed during a related commemorational event.
On Wednesday, 30 July 2014, two of our tenants opened the market at the London Stock Exchange. They are believed to be the first people with a learning disability to do so! Their testimony, a great testament to the support GLH provides to individuals with a learning disability. It was a celebration of our success so far and in spurring growth in reaching out to more individuals with a learning disability in need of suitable homes.
Pressing on toward the goal, for an upward call?
Oh! That really reminds me of the upward call I’ve bravely signed up for!
I joined GLH with GLH – glee, love, heartiness,
My expected deliverables clearly laid out for me!
Largely to be relied upon, my Mencap – my personal capability!
A challenge for my faculties, a developmental opportunity!
But what if I could add on a physical challenge?
Something reminiscent of your environs – The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge!
To help raise funds to support the noble work of The Royal Mencap Society.
So whilst I subject my body to a rigorous training regime,
An opportunity to petition your benevolence,
To support my first ever 25-mile, 12-hour walk over such a demanding terrain,
The survival mine, the gratitude yours, the glory of course will be Mencap’s!
My first ever physical challenge for a charitable cause, that will definitely be a belter,
Occurring in September, the month of my birth, that will be brilliant!
That leaves August, thus the question I bet to ask,
Will August be filled with august moments?
Wish I had a crystal ball!
Be it of crystal composition or muscular,
Your eye balls are precious,
A treasure to be treasured.
So see you soon!
Pulse of Ulverston