"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." - Dalai Lama
Giving Back - 99 year old man raises millions for NHS
Got an idea, go for it - need inspiration? World War veteran Tom Moore, a 99 year old man, committed to walking 2.5miles by doing laps of his care home garden hoping to raise money for the NHS. Aiming to complete the challenge before his 100th birthday in April, he set a fundraising target of £1000 - at the time of posting this, he had raised a staggering £23 million as his inspiring story of determination and gratitude for the care he'd received over the years captured everyone's hearts. Watch a short film of his story in the link button below and if you want to support Tom, visit his Just Giving Page.
Be kind, just because you can be!
"Do things for others not because of who they are or what they do in return but because of who you are" - Harold S Kushner. So try this - do something nice for someone without telling them it was you, see what happens!
Over 18? Become an NHS Volunteer Responder
NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. Volunteers must be 18 or over, and fit and well with no symptoms.
Safety is the priority - the majority of tasks can be undertaken while social distancing and volunteers will receive guidance. Roles include Community Response volunteers: - collecting shopping, medication or other essential supplies for someone who is self-isolating and the Check-in and Chat volunteers: providing short-term telephone support to individuals who are at risk of loneliness as a consequence of self-isolation.
Kindness by Post Project
A Mental Health Collective scheme called Kindness-by-Post exchange is 'like a great big secret Santa for random acts of kindness'. If you are over 13 you can sign up for free to send a card or letter with a message of encouragement to someone else in the UK, and have someone allocated to send a card or letter encouraging you. Register for free to be part of it. Under 13's can join the scheme with help from a parent or guardian.