As we are all busy at this time of the year, I will not take up too much time. I would just like to wish everybody a merry and safe Christmas and, when it comes, a peaceful and prosperous New Year.
2013 was very busy but also successful; I wish you all equal success in 2014. Most of all I wish you all peace in your hearts and peace in your soul.
At this time of year, Peace should be uppermost in all our hearts; it is the season for remembering the birth of Our Lord and the beginning of the Christian era. It is good to remember that most of our charities were founded around the Christian message of peace and goodwill, and many of our best institutions were founded on Christian principles of love, understanding and compassion. However ugly the outside world may get, that Love exists,and I firmly believe that there is far more good than bad in the world. There are more good people than bad people and we have the best of all examples to look back on, when we so choose.
God bless us all.