My mother Dorothy was abandoned by her parents as a young girl. She ended up on her own at 14, working as a housemaid. She was saved by the kindness of others.
The lesson she passed onto me, stuck with me: no-one gets through life alone. And she made sure I learned the words from our Methodist faith:
Do all the good you can,
for all the people you can,
in all the ways you can
as long as ever you can.