What a Simple Facebook status can lead too.
Recently I helped to start a 1800 mile journey for 46 bikes that will be used by Children at an Orphanage in Bulgaria. These bikes we’re purchased, donated, serviced and fixed by a unemployed 50 year old local man who lives near me in North Yorkshire. I was randomly scrolling down my news feed and spotted a simple one line Facebook status. It was added by his brother in law, and something about it jumped out at me. Facebook is full of begging letters, scams and spam statuses which the brain tends to blend into the background these days. The appeal by the charity was to help complete their logistical nightmare. The charity had already done the hard work by gaining freight space on a Bulgarian lorry that was due to leave Bradford. All that was needed was a van and a driver to get them from Selby to Bradford. I spoke to my business partner, and we agreed that LRB Trophies would cover the hire van cost, diesel and my time as the driver.
This is something that we all should do once in a while, spare a few hours to help someone. You don’t have to spend money on hiring a van like I did. But you can do your good deed for the day. I’m sure there is a local charity or children’s club near by crying out for that little bit of help. Have a closer look next time on your facebook news feed. Read your tweets a bit more slowly, see if you can spot something. Business owners are use to making quick decisions and spending money to get the job done.