Not even a storm with over 100mph winds could stop the fourth annual Random Acts of Kindness week, in aid of the Smile for Georgie Foundation, from going ahead. Whilst the weather was anything but sunny, islanders days were certainly brightened with small acts of kindness co-ordinated by teams at the foundation, IslandFM and Swoffers throughout the week. Here’s a snapshot of what was achieved throughout the week-long initiative:
Monday 14th February – Valentines Day saw 50 lucky lovebirds receive a morning pick-me-up, in the form of a box of Cadbury Milk Tray, at North Beach and Smith Street.
Tuesday 15th February – Customers at the White Rock Café ate, drank and smiled for free all morning.
Wednesday 16th February – Staff at multiple vaccination units were in for a pleasant surprise with Senners pastries delivered as a token of appreciation.
Thursday 17th February – Les Voies School was next on the list, surprised with a pizza party and climbing wall, provided by Outdoor Guernsey, as well as a £50 Outdoor Guernsey voucher won by a pupil.
Friday 18th February – Beanies Café-goers had their caffeine fix for free and were entered into a very special prize draw.
As we reflect on the past week, the encouragement and joy from all involved shows just how important the power of kindness is, and how we can all work a little harder to spread a simple smile.