Fans of Nick Lea, 2002
Donor's List in Honor of Nick Lea
Well I am very glad of this opportunity to say thank you to Nick
for his work on the X files, and in other films and TV Series.
I was glad to donate to the best friends animal sanctuary, but
I really like the idea of the non monetary thank you donation.
I agree, taking part in the community is important, taking care
of friends and family likewise.
To this end I organised 12 people to accompany me to give blood
last month. Many of those who came with me had never been before,
and didn't realise that our local hospital has an omnipresent
donor clinic. In England we are used to going to local church
halls, or schools during the school breaks, so that hadn't occurred
to many of them.
I have also had a clear out of clothing in our house, things we
no longer wear, things we can no longer get into..and took them
to Oxfam. Those items they cannot use in their aid programmes,
or sell as secondhand clothing, will be sold as rags and the money
put into their aid programmes around the world.
I already volunteer as a prison visitor, but lately have realised
that there are many elderly people in our community hospitals
who have no relatives who are able to visit them, so I intend
to join a group who visit there as well.
I think it's amazing what our admiration for Nick has made us
focus on, and how much we can achieve when we put our minds to
it. Imagine what it would be like if we focused that energy in
this way on a regular basis.
Thank you Nick for helping to inspire us in this way, and thank
you for all the joy your acting has given, and hopefully will
continue to give us over the coming years.
an update on the school library working bee I arranged...it was
a great success! We covered well over 200 books and we plan to
make it a monthly event. The library has hundreds of books that
haven't been able to go into circulation because the librarian
has a full teaching load and therefore can't process the new acquisitions
very easily, but now the children can access them - it was great!
I read some time ago that in Romania are more than 20 thousand
orphaned children living on the streets. Many children die because
of diseases, hunger or exposure. (especially in very harsh Romanian
winters) When the children get 18 years old they are obligated
to leave the orphanage also if they have no place to go to. The
children are scarred and they are without any help. No one loves
them or misses them. Other people pass them without even looking
to them. These children and teenagers don't only have no home,
they also have no shower to take, no table to eat at, and no clean
clothes. They are used to wear the same dirty clothes over and
That's why I decided not to throw my clothes away when I grew
out of them or if I don't like them anymore but giving them to
special organizations that pass them on to poor children. I think
by donating clothes we can improve the chances to make the life
of these poor children a little better.
And there's another thing I did for children. I know this is not
a (non-monetary) donation but Nick said "I would love to see everybody
here take a third of that energy and put it into their family
or their community, or the people on the street who need our help"
and especially children need our help. Children are very important
for me and children are the precondition that the society can
live on. That's why I took part at the UNICEF campaign "Say Yes
for Children". This campaign is fighting for the children's rights,
for the children's health and for the children's protection.
Please excuse that my mail is so long and please excuse all my
honor of Nic Lea and of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, I have
been working on several educational articles on living with coonhounds
for the New River Valley Animal Shelter. The goal of the articles
is to educate people that coonhounds and other hounds make marvelous
pets and not just hunting dogs.
The second is a collage quilt of rescued coonhounds that will
be auctioned off at in April, 2003 at the American Black & Tan
Coonhound Club Specialty (all proceeds will benefit their rescue
Yesterday, I gave blood at a mobile American Red Cross van. I'd
never given blood before, but this aspect of the campaign spurred
me on. I plan on doing giving blood on a regular basis now.
I Went through my house fromtop to bottom (4 stories) and got
15 huge boxes to give to local charity. thats allIi could do I
ve watched the x files for all the 9 years its been on and am
sorry but I just have no money to spare so Ihope this helps to
show that I care and that they all will be truly missed !
I love the non-monetary donation idea! I'm arranging a working
bee at my son's school library. We hope to cover 200 books in
2 days. We'll be playing videos while we work and I plan to sneak
Lunch With Charles into the lineup.
As a contribution to the campaign, I've made two non-monetary
donations of clothes - to a children's charity and groceries to
my local food bank.
you everyone for your donations!