I have no idea how the decision to start most charities happens and it would be interesting to find out.
I went to visit Deb, my acupuncturist, on Monday (parking ticket day) and she was telling about being at a seminar with some fellow acupuncture friends and one morning at breakfast one said to her ‘I think I agreed to start a charity last night and go to Africa’. How cool is that?
Two of Deb’s friends had stayed drinking in the bar drinking and got to discussing how a simple and cheap treatment with moxa can be very effective with TB. They then decided to do something about it. I’ve checked out the website, Moxafrica, but can’t find any reference to this although for me it’s as good a reason as any –
‘And tell us why did you decide to start this charity?’
‘Well, we’d had a bit to drink and it seemed like a good idea at the time!’
After a skinful most people think it’s a good idea to go for a kebab!