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:
Pakistan has created more than 63,000 jobs for the unemployed by relaunching the nation’s ambitious 10 Billion Tree Tsunami campaign. With thousands of agricultural workers facing unemployment amidst the lockdowns, this is a 5-year initiative.
Sir Billy Connolly has teamed up with a chocolatier to design a special chocolate bar to raise a smile as well as some much needed funds for NHS charities. The Big Yin was asked by artisan chocolate firm COCO to help create a bar to pay homage to the outstanding work carried out by National Health Service workers during this difficult time.
It was a long 30 days that nurse Uma Pradhan spent being treated for coronavirus at Conquest Hospital in Hastings, where she works. But thankfully she pulled through, and yesterday doctors deemed her well enough to be discharged to continue her recovery at home. As she was wheeled out of the hospital, more than 100 of Uma’s colleagues gathered in the corridors to clap her out.
And finally… A new study has found that 54 per cent of over-65s in the UK feel closer with family, and that relationships have strengthened, since the lockdown was announced. The findings also showed that one in six over-65s have set up online quizzes with friends and family, and 21 per cent have ‘attended’ a virtual family celebration.