(First published in STATNews,
I’m writing to celebrate and share something which happened
in my practice recently.
A pupil who has been coming for lessons for a year is taking
a sabbatical for work, and on their final lesson handed me
an envelope with £150 in it. "Whilst I’m away, I thought you
might use this to give lessons to someone who otherwise
couldn’t afford to come," they said. I am so touched at the
thoughtfulness and generosity of spirit which moved her to
do this for me and the lucky pupil. I contacted a student at
Manchester University who’d been attending my lunchtime
group classes, who had expressed great enthusiasm to
continue learning, and offered her five free lessons. She’s
shocked and amazed and says it’s "fantastic luck." So we’ve
started our lessons together and I feel blessed to be able
to do this. And the person who gave me the money said they
were glad that they have enough money to do so and
contribute in this way too. I feel very grateful for the
support it gives me whilst this regular pupil is away and
the fact that it enables me to contribute to another pupil
whilst being able to take care of myself financially too.
I wonder if anyone has heard of anything like this before?