What a strange six months many of us have experienced. Personally my lockdown experience has consisted of looking after my two children whilst my wife continued to work in the NHS - quite a challenge if I'm honest! But it wasn't all tantrums and tears as it did provide me with an opportunity to slow down and appreciate the things I have around me. Being put on the government furlough scheme meant that there was more time available to do those all important jobs around the house and enjoy the extra play time with my girls. We also adopted our second retired greyhound so time has been spent on settling him into his first family home.
But now we are hopefully looking forward to getting back to some sense of normality and we remain positive that no more major lockdown restrictions are enforced upon us. Although as I write this, Caerphilly, Wales are to enter a local lockdown and UK wide cases are increasing. I think this acts as a reminder that we are not quite through this yet and we must continue to all do our bit to keep everyone safe.
However, the show must go on as the old saying goes. My last post to the Asedion website and any social media platforms was on the 23rd March 2020 and although meetings and promoters events were cancelled, we were still able to safely conduct the Asedion monthly draws and membership has continued to grow.
I would argue that local communities and good causes need our help even more than ever during this current climate so we will endeavour to pick up from where we left off. I will be sharing with you the news of all our lockdown winners, unfortunately we don't have all of the photos as we would normally but they will still get a mention on the website.
Finally, I would like to say thank you to all of our new and current members who have decided to and continued to support us during the current climate. Your charitable donation really does make a difference to your beneficiaries.
Please keep safe over the next few months.