Give a little bit.

It’s not often that I’ll extol you to give money to a “good cause”, even rarer to pledge any of my own!

But this is one of those occasions.

Let me tell you about a little girl called Amelia.

She’s just been through an operation to close a hole in her heart at Great Ormond Street Hospital and, though only just over a year old, she has kept a smile on her face throughout all the tests and challenges that her condition has thrown up. As you can see from the picture above though, Amelia takes most of it in her stride.

Now why am I telling you this?

Well Amelia’s mummy, Tina, has decided to give a little something back to this outstanding children’s hospital, to say thank you for all the care and expertise that the doctors, nurses and support staff offer on a daily basis to the many, many children that they care for.

She’s taking part in the Adidas Women’s 5km Challenge in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, and if you’re so inclined you could donate a little to her here. And just to make sure she’s keeping to her training schedule, and more importantly, finishes the race, you can keep an eye on her progress here.

Or if you’d prefer you can donate to Great Ormond Street directly here.

I know that money is scarce these days, and every charity can make a good argument as to why you should give them your money. But this is just my little suggestion for one or two of those hard earned pounds in your pocket. But even if you can’t afford anything at least Amelia will know that you’ve read her story and you wish her well in her recovery.

Thank you.