Kindness catching in Chesterfield

sp90187    Derbyshire Times act of kindness  l to r Claire Ingam,Ruby Twigg,Fallon Twigg,Michael broomhead,Ellen Beardmore
sp90187 Derbyshire Times act of kindness l to r Claire Ingam,Ruby Twigg,Fallon Twigg,Michael broomhead,Ellen Beardmore

EVERYBODY loves a freebie – and so it proved as the Derbyshire Times helped spread a little happiness.

Staff gave out goodie bags packed with prizes at the Crooked Spire to support a week of acts of random kindness organised by Christian Education Chesterfield

The hope is that urging people to do a good deed will have a snowball effect and inspire more acts, making our town a happier place.

And our Facebook fan page members are already getting in on the act.

Joanne Greatorex said: “Was in Tesco in town. Saw an old lady struggling to carry shopping so helped her to her taxi at Portland Hotel while I had two kids and a pushchair. She was so grateful.”

Christopher Spencer added: “I paid for some old man’s parking ticket with the change out of my ashtray and always stick my ticket with time left back on the meter.”

The week of random acts of kindness, also known as the global ARK movement, takes place before the Procession of Witness Walk, also organised by Christian Education Chesterfield.

On Monday May 30 the tableux and floats theme will be ‘acts of kindness’ and it is hoped anyone who has made a good-willed gesture will join in the fun. A short service outside Chesterfield Town Hall precedes the walk from 10am.

The Grand Commandery of Knights Templar in Chesterfield have also been promoting acts of random kindness by encouraging members to do a good deed then give a small card asking the individual to pass it on.•

They are keen to get 15-17-year-olds involved and have launched a free cadet scheme. Visit www.gckt.org/ark for more details.

Send details of your good deeds to be published in the Derbyshire Times via comment@derbyshiretimes.co.uk.

•See this week’s Derbyshire Times to read those already published.

ellen.beardmore@derbyshiretimes.co.uk