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Community fundraising at its finest
Grace Beverley, founder and director of TALA, SHREDDY & B_ND, uses her platforms to donate to two charities who are in desperate need of help, The Trussell Trust and Age UK. The community has raised over £17,500 so far, reaching 87% of the £20,000 fundraising target.
Free parking for all
You are now allowed to park for free across the country during the coronavirus outbreak as many local councils scale back restrictions and enforcement. You will say “But we’re spending our days at home. What’s the point?” Well, yes. Streets may not be that busy and the free parking spots may be even less meaningful than that Monopoly square since you won’t be getting any money. However, think of the key workers that need to be out there for all of us and the traffic wardens that will not be getting that many negative vibes anymore.
Celebrities to the rescue
X-men star James McAvoy has donated £275,000 so that NHS staff can buy more PPE (personal protective equipment) for their hospitals. This donation means they can order 75,000 masks and 75,000 visors.
You’ve got (voice)mail
Ryan Reynolds left a voicemail for every Mint Mobile subscriber. The cell carrier’s eccentric owner announced a new Unlimited Data For All plan to help people get together during the coronavirus pandemic.
Nothing can stop him
Sam Hustler, 27, at South Woodford, just ran a half marathon on his 3-metre long balcony. The runner had been due to complete the London Landmarks Half Marathon which has now been cancelled. He has taken the self-isolation monotony to new heights by completing 5,000 laps of his flat’s balcony and, thus, a 21km trek. We feel a bit nauseous just thinking about it.
Nothing is wasted
After Chelsea Flower Show was cancelled at the beginning of the lockdown, garden designer Tom Massey started looking for an alternative home for his plants and came across a message on social media asking for donations to brighten up an intensive care unit courtyard. The plants now provide a “boost” for NHS staff at Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital.
Postmen across the country have been cheering up the elderly who cannot leave their homes, leaving bunches of flowers, tubs of yogurt and cartons of milk on their doorsteps while on duty.
Help is here
The first free food boxes containing essential supplies for the clinically vulnerable have been delivered across the country, landing on doorsteps over the weekend.
Put your skills to good use
Jane Lyde decided to build a giant rainbow out of balloons to cheer up her neighbours in Tooting, South London. Despite the fact that she found herself unoccupied during the lockdown, she used her event space balloon decoration skills for a good cause.
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