Today I was reading a book at the library where I work about philanthropy. It is quite remarkable the number of trusts that have been set up by wealthy people with a view to providing funds for charitable works. Getting a grant from these trusts requires meeting certain criteria and writing a detailed submission. Maybe creating a trust is a way for people to feel they can have significance after they have died. Perhaps leaving a legacy makes them feel that their life continues after they are gone. So while are newspapers are filled with so much bad news there is a lot of good things going on which gets very little airspace. Yet in spite of this there seems to be needs everywhere. I guess it just goes to show we need more than money to solve people’s problems.