Last month, we asked our Credit Card customers to nominate someone special to receive a treat to mark Random Acts of Kindness Day. We love giving our customers little treats all year round and enjoyed reading through over 4,000 nominations to help us spread that love.
We picked 5 nominations to go and surprise with a gift from us to thank them for all the work they do for others. Here is the story of a few…
Our first visit was to Julie in Durham who was nominated by Lynn for all the help she gives to her daughter Lucy at school. Julie is a teaching assistant and has helped Lucy to flourish. She never takes time for herself, so we’ve sent her on a Virgin Experience Days spa break at Appleby Manor.
Next stop was London to visit Lynne, who was nominated for the amazing work she does to help the local community through her social enterprise Small Acts of Kindness, distributing ‘Warm in Winter‘ bags for free to those who can’t afford to heat their homes. We wanted Lynne to have some time to relax so she will be spending a weekend away in Cirencester with her partner.
Our final surprise was to Su in Reading, who Shannon nominated for all the amazing work she does to help hundreds of women to play netball. Not only that but she is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro raising money for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance and during this 10-day trip, four people are needed to stand in for Su because of all of the work she does. She’s heading off for a weekend break at The May Fair Hotel in London so she can finally put her feet up!
We also sent treats to two other very special people.
Scott nominated his partner for the incredible work he does in the LGBT community, his dedication to the LGBT health and wellbeing agenda and suicide prevention work across the South East of England. To say thank you, we’re sending them on a relaxing weekend away at Spitbank Fort.
Curtis nominated his Grandmother Valerie for her dedication to helping the children she has been a foster carer for. Despite her recent battle against cancer she has continued to care for children, having helped over a hundred children over the last 25 years. Curtis said,
She takes pride in the achievements of children and has encouraged them to be all that they can be. Valerie is also not afraid to stand her ground, and has advocated for many children ensuring they get the best service possible to meet their own individual needs.
Valerie is off to enjoy a fabulous dinner at The Ritz.
We had a wonderful week meeting these amazing people and hope they all enjoy their treats.
Look out for more random acts of kindness from Virgin Money.