I have been a Community Ambassador for Martin House (MH) for two years now and in all honesty I feel that I haven’t given it the time and effort it deserved. I have tried, believe me I have tried. Unfortunately I have lost the determination that I felt two years ago. It doesn’t take much to have it knocked out of you. And although I know this feeling will once again return whenever I visit Martin House, there is just too much pressure, from myself which outweighs the time and energy needed to give the all that this wonderful charity deserves.
So with this in mind, our upcoming event, Strictly Get Dancing, will be my final event as a Community Ambassador. I won’t be giving up helping all together, it will just be in a less formal capacity.
I have often felt like a fraud, having not really done much in the way of organising events and such like. However, I have done what I could manage in that time and I have raised awareness and promoted Martin House with any chance I was given.
It was whilst talking to a supporter at a Martin House event that I realised I wasn’t giving this role the kind of attention it deserves. This gentleman lived in Boston Spa and fortunately had never needed the services of MH, although he was extremely grateful for the hospice just being in existence and also for living in such a great community who support the charity. His passion for Martin House left me feeling happy yet deflated , because although I have all of these ideas and the desire to help I know deep down that i cannot cope with the amount of pressure I would place on myself. I will continue to share and promote Martin House to anyone and everyone and I will volunteer myself if occasions call for it. I am certain that Strictly will not be the last event I participate in. So thank you everyone. Anyone who has supported me or helped in any way, you’re all wonderful and please continue to spread the word 🙂
Don’t ever let anyone make you think you’re not good enough,
follow your dreams right now! Don’t wait until tomorrow,
next week, next year. Stop planning, start doing 🙂