It’s World Kindness Day! Over the last few months, some very kind people have supported us by running marathons, or cycling 100 miles, or even by putting on their own events.

We’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported us this year. Here are a few examples of what you've been up to:

Music for good

Martin, Richard, Mark, Kerri-Ann and Craig from indie rock band Absent Kid chose to raise awareness of United Response by performing at the Half Moon venue in Putney. They were supported by acoustic duo Ethemia, and raised over £200 in donations from ticket sales on the night.

Martin said: “We wanted to do something for a charity that helped people with dementia, amongst other needs. Our [Martin and Richard's] grandmother suffered from this condition for a few years before she sadly passed away in December, but was blessed with people around her who were able to look after her. We realised that not everyone has someone there for them, which is why we thought it was a great charity to try and raise money for.”

 

Knitting for good

The West Sussex Friends of United Response group, led by Dorothy whose son is supported by United Response, held a sponsored knit-in event where they raised an incredible £400 for United Response. Knitters were asked to knit as many squares as they could in just two hours. Alongside the knit-in, there were stalls selling bric-a-brac, homemade cakes and donated knitted items.

Boating for good

The Lloyds Under 30s society held a boat party along the Thames. With a live DJ on board, they raised a whopping £500 for United Response.

You can help celebrate World Kindness Day by making a donation today or get into the festive spirit by coming along to our Carol Concert on Wednesday 2nd December.

Natalie Millbank, community and events fundraiser.

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