A Minute of Kindness (Video)
English National Opera, in partnership with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, has created a programme to help people suffering with long-COVID symptoms. Called ENO Breathe, the initiative uses singing, breathing and wellbeing to treat breathlessness and anxiety.
Former Stoke City manager and Manchester United player Lou Macari, has adapted his homeless centre to make it Covid safe. The individual pods house more than 40 people, complete with bed, TV and heating. They also have their own door number, which helps them to provide an address at the job centre.
13-year-old Oliver Voysey decided to take on multiple challenges to save the disability centre he loves - managing more than seven times his original target.
Langar Aid focuses on fighting hunger, providing food and water in emergencies and after natural disasters. The mission in Coventry is to serve the homeless, vulnerable and those struggling with poverty, delivering over 150,000 hot meals and food parcels since the pandemic began.
Thousands of sea turtles cold-stunned by the plunge in temperatures have been washing up on the beaches of South Padre Island, off the southern coast of Texas. Volunteers have brought over 4,700 of them to a convention centre, where they are being kept in tubs and enclosures before they can be released when the water is warmer.
Val and Nigel Elvin united their neighbours with a simple WhatsApp group in Coventry. From leaving unexpected surprises on doorsteps to birthday parties, repainting street signs, shopping for self-isolators, planting flowers and arranging a coffee van.
Eleven-year-old schoolgirl, Evie Barriscale, got creative in the first lockdown by making heart-shaped key rings, fridge magnets and door hangers, to fundraise for Children’s Air Ambulance.
Fat Macy’s works with young Londoners living in temporary accommodation, providing training with their chefs, then getting them out of hostels and into their own homes.
Veteran Steve Craddock has put himself through many cycling challenges over the last twelve years, raising over £500,000 for Help for Heroes by the end of 2019. Cycling an estimated 12,000 miles in fundraising events, becoming the largest individual fundraiser in the process.
Ray Wilson helped to turn his local woods into a place for family fun, by creating picture trails for children. From Halloween to Christmas and Valentine’s Day, he’s given families going for their daily walk in lockdown something fun to do together.