Join us in reducing the loneliness and improving the wellbeing of people in care homes as we collectively carry out 10,000 acts of kindness.
Care homes have been hit incredibly hard by the current global pandemic, from residents falling ill to being separated from their loved ones. Our young people have told us that they usually help care homes throughout the year and that the current crisis shouldn’t stop that from happening.
You could make kindness rocks, write letters or draw pictures, make videos or share skills.
Simple activity – go for a half day hike in your local area and finish with an ice-cream
Find a local walk or route that will take about 2 hours, and that you could do with other young people (at appropriate social distancing requirements) or your family.
Ensure that it takes in some local landmarks and features, for example on the half day hike at Blair Atholl, we go past Blair Castle, go up to “The Folly” (a building or landmark built for decoration and no other practical purpose) and finish at the Falls of Bruar (a series of spectacular waterfalls)
Can you find similar landmarks and natural features in your local area?
Finish your hike at a local ice-cream shop and enjoy a well-earned treat
Don’t forget to take the appropriate kit with you – good comfy footwear suitable for the terrain, snacks, water bottle, map & compass, small first aid kit and don’t forget the waterproofs (it is Scotland after all). Also you’ll need money (probably a card/contactless at the moment) to buy your ice-cream!
And tell someone where you are going, details of the route and estimated time of finishing.