Welcome to the Kindness Project, the podcast designed to share stories of kindness and share how kindness can make positive change in our world, one small act at a time.
In this week’s episode we talked about Scotland, Iron Brew and we have part 1 of our interview with Lauren Janus from Phila Engaged Giving
Kindness Intro Chat
Iron Brew 1:59
Question of the Podcast 10:59
Vicky Burford 20:36
“Vicky is an inspiration”, says her colleague Claire Baggott. As co-founder and chairperson of the charity PANS PANDAS UK, Vicky works to advocate for, and support those living with, these neuropsychiatric conditions. Triggered by a misdirected immune response, PANS and PANDAS result in a constellation of devastating symptoms. “She is the glue that holds together thousands of families and fights for change so that young people living with these conditions get the correct care. Vicky is patient, incredibly kind, knowledgeable, diplomatic, compassionate and driven. Her enthusiasm and energy are driving forward much-needed change in the UK, both for individual families and systematically across health, social care and education systems.”
Iain Butterworth 21:38
Scarborough’s Iain felt so “helpless” as Russia’s war unfolded in Ukraine, he decided to offer up his house to those fleeing the conflict. “I had planned to rent it out for profit, but in these terrible times, there are more important things,” says Iain, who housed two Ukrainian families and set up a Facebook page called the Scarborough Sunflower Appeal to help cover the costs of essential furniture and utility bills, and for donations of food, clothes, toiletries and bedding. The group has grown and now supports more than 100 Ukrainians resettled in the Scarborough area with face-to-face group English lessons, social events, and weekly drop-in meetings to offer advice on benefits, education, health and employment. Iain continues to fundraise to expand the support to both sponsors and guests.
we have part 1 of our interview with Lauren Janus from Phila Engaged Giving 23:03
Answers to last weeks question of the podcast
What’s the funniest name you have ever heard?