This poem was written by Betty England, a relative of a resident at St Catherine's Care Home in Bolton.
If you feel you are struggling,
And your daily trials grow,
Don't fear to hold a hand out -
Look around, you're not alone.
There are those who long to help,
Who are happy to give aid,
Don't be too proud to let them,
Too reserved or too afraid.
For giving and accepting,
Are both blessed in equal parts,
And neither could exist without,
An open, loving heart.
Date published: 15 September 2017