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 Inspiration, Testing and We have part 1 of our interview with Majida Burch from The Big Smile Collective
Kindness Intro Chat
Talk about Patrick Luong 12:46
Bianca Effemey 25:34
In 2004, while working as a receptionist at Kingston Hospital paediatrics, Bianca noticed that small things make a huge difference to families in crisis following a significant diagnosis. She set up Momentum Children’s Charity with the mission of ensuring that no family with a seriously ill child has to cope alone. The person who nominated Bianca says: “She has this special gift of knowing just what a family needs, be that creative therapy for a child struggling with their illness or fast-tracking counselling sessions for grieving parents.” The charity currently supports more than 350 families across west London, Surrey and Sussex, with services including counselling, creative therapies, experiences and respite breaks. They also improve the environment for children treated in hospital with refurbishments that transform bare, clinical areas into bright, child-friendly spaces.
James Elliott 29:03
Known as The Canoe River Cleaner, James has been regularly cleaning Grimsby’s River Freshney since 2020 to provide a clean habitat for wildlife and promote the riverside green spaces for residents to enjoy. It began as a pandemic hobby while James was on partial furlough, carrying out his first river clean in his vessel on Boxing Day in 2020 and removing 20 bags of rubbish. He was inspired to make the project a long-term one and has since received backing from local businesses and the wider community, who are helping sponsor a team of volunteers who can support the efforts. James also informs locals about river safety and swimming guidance.
We have part 1 of our interview with Majida Burch from The Big Smile Collective 30:03
Answers to last weeks question of the podcast
Stacey Keen – Hmm hard one as I love all animals. For me it will be seals , just love watching how graceful they are 45:21
Haidee Ball – Elephant 45:39