Isn't it strange how sometimes it can rain through the sunshine. OOSO as a charity has had few ups and downs over its time, with the steady hand of Jackie, our founder and Patron, on the tiller, and Roger running the ship, and more recently our band of able Trustees keeping things buoyed up. But unfortunately we're heading into a rough patch and we might need a few extra hands on deck to help us through.
Earlier this week, Roger broke some really tough news to us, letting us know his recent illness with mouth cancer has taken a turn for the worse. Frankly we are stunned and deeply anxious for both Roger and Jackie. Roger however, tells us not to worry - in his own words, " Please, no sadness. I've had a good innings and many, many enjoyable experiences."
As you probably know, Roger is our webmaster, maintains our records, fundraising pages and sends out these newsletters for us. So, besides our anxieties, we have to think about the future, and Roger agrees we need to act sooner rather than later. He and I are forming a plan, and thankfully have one experienced IT guru and former patient offering to help already. But I suspect we might need a little more support, so if you know about websites and so forth, or know someone that does, please drop me a line here, we'd be very grateful. And watch this space for possible disruptions and changes.
In the meantime, our hearts and most positive thoughts are with both Roger and Jackie.