We all need some good news right now.
We’ve rounded up some of the stories that have made us smile this week. From companies who have vowed to do good during the coronavirus outbreak, to the stories that reassure us it’ll all be okay, these are guaranteed to make you smile.
The Ayrshire haven which offers free therapeutic breaks to children, young people and their families with cancer and life altering illnesses, has opened its doors to NHS workers. NHS consultant paediatricians will be using the cottages while looking after children in Ayrshire during this crisis.
The Glasgow Kiltwalk
Despite this years event being postponed, Kiltwalkers raised an amazing £720,000 for Scottish charities. And now Sir Tom Hunter has announced The Hunter Foundation will match this amount, bringing the total to £1.4 million. The money raised will allow over 500 Scottish charities to keep going through the coronavirus outbreak.
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Thank you for the outpouring response of love for Hand-Luxe. We have received an incredible amount of requests. Special shout out to Ryan, Stephen & the Lab Team for making this happen! We’ve been working around the clock to produce as many as we physically can. While we’re working with limited quantities, please share this post to continue to nominate those who need it most and we’ll do our best to get as many out as possible💛 Continue to stay safe and show the frontline your love & support. Much love, Marc x
Tan brand Tan-Luxe shut down their normal production and instead launched a new product to help with the fight against Covid-19: Hand-Luxe. The hand santiser isn’t for sale and instead will be distributed free to those on the front line who need it.
The Scottish Granny Telling Us It’ll All Be Okay
Got this update from my wee granny😢 93 and still going strong ❤️ pic.twitter.com/SEjCwLZ8Ww
— islaanne🌛 (@islaanne1) March 31, 2020
Lidl x NSPCC
Lidl has announced its commitment to raise £2 million to support the NSPCC’s Childline service. The extension of their partnership, which has already raised £3 million over three years, will allow Childline to reach even more children who need support at home or are worried about the coronavirus outbreak.
The Wax Bar
The Wax Bar Group have launched ‘Nailing it for the NHS’ where they will be donating 100 vouchers for for a complimentary waxing or express manicure at their Edinburgh branches to NHS Lothian staff. The vouchers can be used when the business reopens and NHS staff can apply for one at The Waxbar Group Facebook page. Businesswoman Nicole Bernard who owns The Wax Bar Group has also started a petition with Jon Sharp calling for Scottish businesses to receive the same COVID-19 support as the rest of the UK. You can read all about it and sign here.
Alyth based Highland Boundary Spirits have been creating hand sanitisers to support NHS, charities and front-line essential workers.
Director Marion Bruce said: “During this pandemic, we wanted to do our little bit and use our time and resources in the best way possible. We know that there are many people pulling together in their communities right now, and it’s been so wonderful to watch this and be a small part of it.”