Level Two. TLC.

Level Two. TLC.

By Michelle Lloyd.

Neglect was not a thought that often entered New One’s mind. He usually felt content and fulfilled but if there was anything that was lacking in his life, New One usually felt that he should try and do something about it.

It was not always easy to tackle an area that needed a bit of tender, loving care and that was because it usually entailed effort and patience. But for sure, he did try. New One believed that he had an understanding and empathetic personality and he could always put this to good use.

As an idea, neglect has been introduced to New One on the news, he had accidently caught the tail end of a feature being broadcast on the television and he felt incredibly sad about it. The presenter had been talking about animals who had been brought into rescue shelters because of bad experiences elsewhere. It had made New One feel humble about what he had himself but wishful about what could be done for those animals who had not very much at all.

Neglect was not always the fault of one body or another, at times of extreme or severe strain many areas of life could suffer but New One felt that after watching what he had seen on the TV, he could not get the idea of doing something about it, out of his mind.

That evening New One found that the words of his parents came to him and his conscience. If he really felt badly about a subject then he should try to improve it. Even if it was a small notion, a little bit of effort was fat better than none at all.

This was how New One had gone about his plan and at school the idea really took hold…

Neglect was a diverse topic. At school there was an after lunch club where important issues were introduced, taught and engaged in by pupils and teachers. They lived in an animal loving community and the topic was important for everyone. This was where New One felt that his idea could be put to the test.

New One told everybody about how recently contacting the animal charity in their local area had uncovered some extremely exciting news. The animal charity was running a project whereby they were teaming up with volunteers, fund raising established from a fun run was going to help support the animals in their local rescue shelter. It was a double whammy of achievement, as volunteers could either fund raise or give time to help walk or provide a bit of tender loving care for the animals. New One wanted to get his school on board.

First his class joined in the volunteer campaign and then news of what was happening spread through to the rest of the school. A useful boost of participants gathered for the day of the fun run and a fantastic result was used to fund the animal welfare campaign.

It just went to show that negative news of neglect did not always have to stay sad, several instances of tender loving care meant that positive and passionate feelings outweighed the bad experiences of before.