In a time where everything seems so, so bad, there are glimpses of happiness and hope. There are so many people offering to help others, help to our key workers, neighbours and even strangers. These acts of kindness aren’t being reported much so we plan to scour the world for good news stories and share them on here – feel free to raise a smile and share. Good News Today:
Train operator Great Western Railway has donated almost £10,000 worth of on-board catering to hospitals and food banks. Rather than let date restricted food and drink usually sold onboard its trains go to landfill, GWR has offered it to those in need through its network of 3,000 front-line staff. Items include cake and biscuits and other perishable snacks, as well as just-add-water filter coffee cups, and recycled paper bags to help make-up food parcels.
Joe Wicks has thanked his followers for taking part in his online ‘PE with Joe’ classes and helping him raise over £90,000 for NHS Charities Together. Just last month, Joe launched his classes online in a bid to keep kids active while the schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Captain Tom Moore, the war veteran who has raised over £27 million for the NHS by walking the length of his garden 100 times, has been sent more than 25,000 birthday cards for his 100th birthday – so far!
and finally… Born prematurely at just 3lbs 5oz (1.5kg), baby Peyton Maquire was diagnosed with Covid-19 at just three weeks old. Her arrival on 26 March – eight weeks before her due date – defied all of the family’s planning. Peyton was given steroids to help strengthen her lungs and received “amazing” care from neonatal nurses in the days that followed her diagnosis.
The tiny premature baby has fought off coronavirus and was discharged Monday.