I would like to draw your attention to what I consider an worthy and uplifting story.
This Sunday just past, I was introduced to a very intelligent and unassuming woman by the name of Shirley Nolan from Pleasant Point, South Canterbury.
Shirley is putting together a Calendar that will feature female fire fighters from various regions throughout New Zealand. Her desire is to raise awareness of the contribution female firefighters make to the Fire Service.
The proceeds from the calendar will be going to the Breast Cancer Foundation and Shirley is doing all of the organising and photography for the calendar herself at her own expense, which includes travelling around the country and gathering the material.
The whole enterprise exhibits the type of altruism that deserves to be promoted. I also believe that like myself, other people will be heartened to learn that there are still genuine New Zealanders out there using their initiative to benefit other New Zealanders.
Here the link to the project blog. http://newzealandfemalefirefightercalendar.blogspot.com/
Shirley is a fire fighter, mother and grandmother, and works for Bluebird Foods Timaru driving a fork lift. It is a great story. I hope you feel as inspired as I was.