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How valuable is one hour?

The answer to that question varies, you might say, because different people are paid different amounts for their work. Perhaps their skill levels vary, perhaps they have other people working for them. Perhaps they own a lot of capital and investments all of which pay dividends, rent or interest.

That’s certainly all true, if we measure time in monetary terms.

But, there is another variable, one which is hidden to most of us. At least, if we’re lucky enough.

Most of us are blissfully unaware how many hours will make up our lifespans, because none of us know exactly how long we will live. If we’re fortunate enough to make it to the average of 75 years, we’ll have 657,000 hours of life.

For children with life threatening diseases, that number can be much, much lower. How valuable then is each hour? How much more precious each minute?

As we get older too, time appears to move faster. When we were young, each year was like an eternity, yet as our years advance they tick by at an ever-increasing rate.

The real answer is that each hour is of our lives is priceless, it can never be replaced.

The Wyldecrest Charitable Trust helps children and elderly people who are facing life threatening illnesses. We provide health care and equipment to help, as much as is possible, to extend people’s lives, and family breaks at Wyldecrest holiday parks so that families can spend some of their remaining time together relaxing and having fun.

Would you give what you earn in one hour of your life to help one of these families?

That’s all we’re asking. We’re signing up as many people as we can to pledge whatever they earn, large or small, in one hour on Friday, 16th February 2018 to help us give a little more, and a little better quality time to people for whom time could not be more precious.

If you’re retired or not working you can also take part, please just choose how much you would like to pledge and enter it in the box below.

Please help us. However much you pledge; your gift of time is priceless.



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