One thing I have been doing consistently on the last day of each year since I started BizTalk360 back in 2011 is donating a small amount to GOSH as a way of saying thank you for one more successful year.
In spite of where I’m in the world, I make a note on my personal calendar to do this activity first thing on 31st December.
A definition of success is different for different people, for me, it’s pretty simple, being healthy (people around me and myself), moving forward a few steps ahead from where we have started and try and help others move forward as much as I can. As long as we are not standing still or moving backward and everyone around me is happy then it’s a successful year.
This year we contributed $10k to GOSH bringing the total contribution to approximately $47,000 in the past 7 years. Here is the summary.
- 2012 – $1,625
- 2013 – $2,125
- 2014 – $5,000
- 2015 – $10,000
- 2016 – £5,000
- 2017 – $10,000
- 2018 – $10,000
GOSH is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals, housing the widest range of specialists under one roof. GOSH opened its doors back in 1852 with just 10 beds, today they get around 600 new patients every day. It was the first hospital in the UK dedicated solely to the treatment of children.
GOSH was supported by some of the great individuals like Charles Dickens, Queen Victoria and Diana Princess of Wales.
We feel proud to be associated with such a great organization with such a great cause.