Small Acts of Kindness
Hertfordshire-based charity, Small Acts of Kindness, were delighted to receive our donation of £22,400.
The support will help the charity to provide 700 winter warmer gift bags to vulnerable elderly people. Each bag contains essential practical items to help older people keep warm, including: a fleece blanket, thermal hat, socks and gripper gloves, hot drinks, soup and porridge.
The bags also contain the charity’s comprehensive ‘Purple Pages Information Pack’ with a bespoke activity book and literature that signposts beneficiaries to advice, support and other services to help them throughout the cost of living crisis.
Lynne Misner CEO and founder of Small Acts of Kindness said: "The coming winter is set to be a challenging one for so many older people. Rising costs of fuel and increases to the cost of living mean that many will face the almost unimaginable choice between heating and eating. We extend our huge thanks for this funding which will help us ensure that we can help some of the most vulnerable older people in our community keep warm this winter."
Since it was established in 2014, Small Acts of Kindness has reached over 60,000 vulnerable, lonely and isolated older people. In 2021 the charity received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, with special recognition for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic. This award, the highest a charity can receive in the UK, highlights the real impact the charity has been able to achieve.