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My year of giving April

April 30, 2018 admin 0

For those reading this for the first time, my year of giving is a project I started in January where every month I write a post about ways I have tried to give back to my community or the wider population, without making a financial donation. The idea behind it isn’t to show off, seek approval or gratitude from others but to try and encourage myself and others to give more where possible and to […]

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How the kindness of a stranger restored faith in humanity for a new mum

April 29, 2018 admin 0

Each month I have been bringing you the real life experiences of how random acts of kindness have shaped the lives of others. From the unexpected gifts to the life saving donations of blood this gestures from strangers have had long term consequences for those on the receiving end and this month we here from Danielle from Bee-ing mommy about how an experience that happened on one of her first outings with her new baby […]

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My Year of giving – March

March 31, 2018 admin 0

As March comes to an end I find myself thinking how quickly this year is flying by already. I have now completed my third month of my year of giving where I am on the hunt for different ways to help others that don’t necessarily mean donating money to charities because lets face it, we don’t always have spare money, but that shouldn’t mean we don’t help others.   This month I have attempted to […]

How a random act of kindness can literally save a life

March 30, 2018 admin 0

Every month I am asking others to share with us how they have benefited from random acts of kindness as I complete my year of giving and this month we hear from Carol who blogs over at Virtually all sorts.   Are you able to give blood? If you are, when was the last time you donated a pint? I’m asking because, after 2 platelet transfusions, I’m not allowed to be a donor any longer. […]

How one Random act of kindness can change the course of your life forever

February 28, 2018 admin 0

Last month Julz told us her story of how a random act of kindness eased the pain of losing her baby daughter and this month Miriam from Faith Mummy tells us how one random act of kindness from her childhood changed the course of her life forever. My family were poor when I was growing up. My two brothers, my sister and myself lived in a council flat with no central heating and threadbare carpets. […]

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My year of giving – February

February 28, 2018 admin 0

I have now completed two months of #myyearofgiving challenge and I do find that I am looking for ways to help others and reading charity updates online more and more. The most obvious way to give to others is in the form of financial aid but this whole project was about me identifying other ways to give, other ways to inspire people to be generous and think about their actions and help or give in […]

What can you do with your old clothes?

February 3, 2018 admin 1

In January I had a big clear out of the boys clothes and as part of #myyearofgiving I donated them to our local community hub where they would be given to families in need. This is the first time I had donated clothes in this way, previously I would tip them or take them to a charity shop and it got me thinking, what else can you do with your old clothes instead of throwing […]

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My Year of giving – January

January 31, 2018 admin 0

At the start of this year I decided not to make any resolutions as such but instead to give what I could when I could to help others and embark on #myyearofgiving. I also decided to document some of the things that I do throughout the year, not to brag or fish for compliments but to show people ways they can make a difference and to encourage more people to do the same.   During […]

How a RAOK eased the pain of losing a baby

January 29, 2018 admin 0

We often talk about carrying out random acts of kindness (RAOK) and how we can use these to help others. Lots of people like to share what they did with the world through social media and discuss how it made them feel but we don’t always get to hear from the people who received those acts, so this year as well as taking part in my year of giving and completing some RAOK of my […]

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My Year of Giving

January 4, 2018 admin 1

Usually I, like the majority of the UK, make a dozen unrealistic New Years resolutions and then, again like most people, I ditch them all by February and go back to being a cheese eating, wine drinking couch potato, so this year I’m not bothering. Instead I have decided to commit to a year of giving. Giving money, giving my time, giving advice. This isn’t something I decided on a whim but have in fact […]