A man was walking along the beach after a storm and, much as is reported in today’s press, he saw many starfish. Away in the distance the man noticed boy walking along and every so often bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea.
As the boy drew closer the man asked him what he was doing. The boy said “I am throwing starfish into the sea. They’ve been washed onto the beach and can’t return to the sea by themselves; if they stay here they’ll die.”
The man replied “There are thousands and thousands of starfish on this beach. You really won’t be able to make much of a difference.”
As the boy picked up another starfish and threw back into the sea, he smiled “I made a difference to this one!”
There are many versions of this tale, just as there are many people around the world who need help. Sometimes it seems overwhelming; you might wonder if it is worth helping at all.
We can tell you that it is worth helping. If you could make even a small donation to help others it makes a difference, and 100% of any donation given to the Friends of Butoke Charity goes to Butoke as the running costs of the Charity are covered by the trustees.
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