The Rotary Club of Crewkerne District surprised many residents of Crewkerne, with a letterbox delivery of mini chocolate eggs, as a Random Act of Kindness over the Easter holidays. Those who received the unexpected present were over-joyed and very grateful for the Rotary club’s thoughtfulness at a difficult time when many are self-isolating and feeling cut off from the community.
The eggs were sealed in a plastic pouch, along with a Happy Easter message which read: “Please accept this gift from the Rotary Club of Crewkerne District. A small present to bring a smile in these tricky times. Life may not be easy at the moment and if you are struggling to cope help is available.” Contact details for the local Covid-19 support group, firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone number 01460 77489 and Mind 0300 123 3393 and the Samaritans 116 123 were also included in the accompanying leaflet.
An Easter treat for local residents, was thought of by club member Lauren Biffen with club volunteers happy to put the idea into practice, delivering around 800 chocolate eggs to local homes, selected at random. A spokesperson for Rotary Club of Crewkerne District said: “Random acts of kindness are an easy way of spreading a bit of joy, in times of sadness and are easy to do. Say hi over the fence to a neighbour, put a packet of biscuits on someone’s doorstep or give some spare hand cream to someone working on the front line.” Rotary clubs across Great Britain and Ireland are continuing to support communities during the coronavirus pandemic. The Crewkerne District club’s random act of kindness took the voluntary support given by Rotarians to a different level and was recognised by Rotary International on the organisation’s website.