Mental Health Awareness Week is this week and this years theme is kindness!
We wanted to show our appreciation to a handful of local businesses who have adapted their working ways to provide a service to people that have meant they have a little bit of normal at home.
Day Four and the limelight shifts to Lindy Rack at the Neighbours Kitchen, amongst other places!
The initiative, driven by Paul Hugill, has been to build skills and confidence through employment to live a life that positively ripples into their family and community. Supporting and nurturing the potential in people held back due to learning difficulties and trauma. So already being the place with the biggest heart, it has turned it's hand to feeding the community through the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is where Lindy came in! She had volunteered a few times for Paul with first aid cover, then seeing the shift into feeding the community, Lindy thought that she could help!
Lindy started working with the project, co-ordinating the rotas for the piles of volunteers that were offering their time to help deliver the meals to the recipients.
Lindy has also been a LIVES first responder for nearly 10 years and has supported RDA, St Andrews Hospice and more recently been involved with the Morrisons Community Champion Scheme.
We had a chat with Lindy, she said that it was a fabulous project to help people in need through the COVID crisis and wanted to help. Much like all of us, Lindy has been missing family and said that she has had a new grandchild during the lockdown which she hasn't been able to hold or cuddle. Selflessly offering her time, whilst still working part-time, deserves a treat in our eyes!
I chose not to take pictures whilst I was delivering the gifts, I just stopped and had a little chat as to why we have chosen to do this!
I hope that you enjoyed the treats Lindy, here's to see you properly in after lockdown!