Anthony Nolan, the UK’s blood cancer charity and bone marrow register have recently launched an online campaign with the theme Kindness of Strangers. The campaign was launched on the 16th of October and has seen people sharing stories of random acts of kindness. Leading the campaign is this short film, which is available to view on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, and features members of the general public and a bone marrow transplant patient, Simon Perkin. It shows people talking about the kindest things strangers have done for them and that they have done for strangers. This includes helping a blind person cross a road and helping an elderly person carry a shopping bag.
As well as looking for people to share their stories Anthony Nolan are always looking for people to join their bone marrow register, if you would like to find out more about the charity or to sign up to the register head over to anthonynolan.org.
I’ve been talking about a random act of kindness that was shown to me by a lady who found my phone on the box. I’ve talked about my story on this YouTube video here.
When I went to collect my phone I found that the lady was living in a local hotel that specialises in the sort of B&B temporary accommodation, I’m sure none of us would like to end up in. I took her a nice box of chocolates to say thank you for her kindness and she seemed so surprised and delighted by this gesture, which seemed to me the very least I could do, that I wished I’d bought something more generous. Her kindness meant a great deal to me as my phone was a bit of a lifeline to me and had photos of my son on it.