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First blog...

Here we go, the first ever hope trust blog. There is so much to say, but where to begin, that’s the tricky bit.

Well let’s start with a question ’What do you think about when you see an older person at the till in front of you?’ Do you groan, hoping they move quickly, have their purse/wallet open, have enough dexterity to get their money out, don’t try and count out the right change, remember their pin number, and probably most of all, do not start talking to the cashier? Now let me stop you and ask you this. Imagine if that older person was someone you love – an elderly parent, grandfather, aunt or uncle – imagine they hadn’t spoken to anyone face to face for 3 days, that this is the only chance they will have to do that, now, is waiting 60 seconds longer in the queue such a big deal? Truthfully, it probably won’t make too much difference to you, but to that older person those extra seconds of someone’s time could make a world of difference.

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