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Feel Good News Stories

We’re back with another round up some of our favourite positive news stories from the past week or so, to remind ourselves there is some good in the world…

Feel Good News Stories

FareShare Glasgow and West of Scotland

Local food charity FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland are continuing their hard work of distributing surplus supermarket food to vulnerable people in the community.

Since the start of lockdown, they’ve given away 315 tonnes of food (equivalent to over 750,000 meals) from their warehouse in Glasgow to those in needs, such as homeless hostels, community centres, schools, food banks and mental health organisations.

Plus, the food is distributed right the way from Dumfries and Galloway right up to the Isle of Mull!

Scottish Ballet

Scottish Ballet are committed to helping everyone during this time by moving many of their brilliant classes online in a bid to bring the benefits and joy of dance to everyone.

They’re offering a daily live streams over on its Facebook page with virtual classes, including Dance for Parkinson’s, Time to Dance for people living with dementia, and Elevate for people living with Multiple Sclerosis.

Hayley Scanlan Studio

Scotland’s very own fashion designer, Hayley Scanlan, has been using her incredible style skills for a great cause.

Taking a set back from her usual designs, the Dundee-based designer has been making some much-needed scrubs and donated them to the staff at Ninewells Hospital.

Ladybird

The much-loved book brand is encouraging families to share their reading time during lockdown with a new campaign called ‘Little Big Moments‘.

Their motto is ‘even when we’re apart, stories can be a virtual hug’ and, in a bid to keep everyone connected (albeit virtually), they’re send a pair of matching books to a separated duo (for example, a grandparent and grandchild) so they can still settle down for story time together, over the phone or on a video call!

New Look

The high-street retailer are showing their thanks to our amazing frontline workers.

They’ve launched a new ‘We’re Better Together range (including womenswear, menswear and 915 teen styles) with 50% of profits going directly to the NHS and the other 50% being sent to the charity, NHS Charities Together.

Feel Good News Stories

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Mary’s Meals

During the coronavirus outbreak, the charity (which is based in Scotland and helps developing country) recentley announced that they will provide food at home for the one million hungry children who rely on its school feeding programme every day.

With the agreement of the government and community leaders, Mary’s Meals’ volunteers are distributing the charity’s food in villages in Kenya for parents to collect so their children can eat at home.

COCO Chocolatier

Edinburgh based artisan chocolatier COCO is releasing a limited edition collection of its single origin ethical chocolates to raise funds for NHS Charities.

The three COCO x NHS chocolate bars feature artworks, kindly donated by each artist, including Sir Billy Connolly, that pay homage to the outstanding work carried out by the National Health Service workers during this difficult time.

Eve MacDonald

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