We’ve got some wonderful acts of kindness to keep you warm in this chilly winter weather. Share your acts of kindness with us on social media with #GoshKindness.
The Power of Kindness
Holding your first new-born child is one of the greatest moments in life. But when Charlotte and Jake’s baby Noah was born with a severely misshapen head, they were told he would need a rare form of treatment not covered by the NHS. The young parents were filled with dread at not being able to afford the expensive helmet therapy Noah needed. Charlotte decided to set up a JustGiving page, in just a matter of days she received thousands of pounds worth of donations to help pay for Noah’s life-changing treatment. “We are forever grateful to everyone that helped us” says Charlotte. “The fact that the simple kindness of total strangers changed our new-born’s life is truly heart-warming.”
The Random Acts of Kindness Museum
When Kazz and her husband Ralph set up a website asking people to share their experiences of kindness, they were inundated with stories from all over the world. The couple felt so inspired to share these stories that they decided to set up a pop-up museum in Norfolk, with the help of 12 local artists. The museum was full of sculptures and installations that each told a story of kindness. One example is, a sculpture of a gold-plated tooth was made for a man that was offered free dental care when he was too poor to pay for it. The museum also had a ‘sharing umbrella’; an installation for visitors to record their own experiences of kindness from strangers.
Warm this Winter
Small Acts of Kindness, a charity based in Hertfordshire, have set about their annual mission to keep elderly people in the UK warm this winter. Each year, they distribute thousands of bags full of hats, gloves, blankets, hot drinks and soup in the hopes of reducing loneliness and isolation for older people. We love this example as it demonstrates such kindness and support being shared throughout the community. Click here to get involved with Small Acts of Kindness and let us know how you get on!
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