The Daily Mirror 1000 Acts of Kindness
We are delighted that we have been mentioned in The Daily Mirror 1000 Acts of Kindness for our weekly ‘ bags of happiness’ during the first lock down. This wouldn’t have been possible without our truly amazing volunteers who sorted and did huge delivery runs. Special thanks to Jayne Carr & Paulene Chambers who literally gave up hours of their time to make up over 300 bags on a weekly basis for 12 weeks so 3600 bags in total.
This is the article….
The Mirror is celebrating the UK’s unsung heroes during the testing Covid pandemic – as people have gone above and beyond with volunteering, charity work and caring for others.
Charity delivers ‘bags of happiness’ to families
A charity dedicated to helping children with disabilities has spent the pandemic delivering ‘bags of happiness’ to families across Dorset.
Over the course of the pandemic, volunteers from the Dorset Children’s Foundation (DCF) handed out more than 300 parcels to families.
Each ‘bag of happiness’ was filled with toys, books, sensory items and dressing up clothes.
The charity was founded eight years ago by couple Patsy Hallmey, 58, and Scott Akam, 63, from Boscombe, Bournemouth.
In addition to the ‘bags of happiness’ scheme, the charity organises accessible events, provides specialist equipment and a bespoke counselling service.