random act of kindness

Random Act of Kindness Day

Today is Random Act of Kindness Day. A fabulous day that just makes you think a little bit more about those around you and a day I wholly support as I love random acts of kindness all year round, so to celebrate them is fab. Who knows what random acts I will do today? But I do want to share a fab charity with you.

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) – specifically the charity’s nook appeal.

chapelfield butterfly baubles
10-year-old Euan enjoying time with members of his family and EACH staff

I live near an EACH Hospice and have been supporting them since I was a child. Our school would get involved from time to time and as I’ve grown it’s always remained close to my heart.

The nook appeal needs to raise £10 million to build a new hospice as they have out-grown Quidenham. I support them because they are local, help local families and are there for people when they need support the most.

As I mentioned EACH has outgrown its current hospice in Quidenham and the charity, which cares for 50% more children and young people at Quidenham than at its other hospices in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, often has to cancel much-needed short break care to provide end of life care.

The nook, as a purpose-built central hub, will enable the charity to give both at the same time.

You may remember I mentioned the appeal before Christmas when intu Chapelfield started to sell EACH butterfly baubles and since then I have been keeping tabs on things. random act of kindness

There are loads of things you can do to help raise money for this appeal, or in fact any charity that is close to your heart. I know there are a lot of charities out there, so we all pick the ones that are important to us, it’s only natural. If you want to do something but have drawn a blank on how you can help, read this fab fundraising article, it’s packed with ideas!

Personally I’ve kept it simple and whenever I’ve fancied a trip to Costa at work I’ve popped the money I would have spent into a little jar at home instead. When it’s full, I’ll add it all up and donate it. It’s crazy how quickly it adds up and it’s certainly helped with my hot chocolate addiction! OK, sometimes I still have the hot chocolate, but no way near as much as usual and because that makes me feel bad I’ve still been putting the money in my jar!

Enjoy today everyone, be kind and be random. Maybe even be randomly kind to a complete stranger or a charity, it’s what the day is about and they’ll appreciate it.

 

Disclosure – this is not a sponsored post.

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