What was your best year? How would you describe it? What were the essential ingredients for you?
For me it was a year full of hope and promise. A year of glorious freedom, enjoying the closeness of chosen friends and family, discovering the music that has accompanied my life, getting to know who I was and how I wanted my life to be, and getting my own wheels.
Anniversaries are a good excuse to look back, and are a good time to look forward. This week has given me an excuse to indulge in both.
Brandon Trust’s 20th anniversary year hit the ground running last weekend at the Frenchay 10k; our Fundraising team really getting into their stride with the enthusiastic support of a team of runners. Brandon is embracing its status as a charity to raise the funds that will make a difference in the lives of people we support.
As well as generously donating funds, people are freely giving their time and talents through our new Volunteer Buddy scheme. Launched in recent weeks in London, it is growing fast and will soon be wherever Brandon is.
On Tuesday a striking exhibition of photographs opened at The Watershed in Bristol, telling Twenty stories of people overcoming obstacles and grasping the opportunity to live life to the full.
It looks like Twenty is going to be a very good age for Brandon. I suspect that Brandon, like many of the people I work with, has its best years still to come.
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