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We may be socially distant but our communities in Kingston have never been closer as people pull together to help each other out.

We’ve seen huge acts of kindness across the borough; neighbours helping neighbours; people volunteering to deliver food parcels, and fantastic rainbows popping up to brighten up every window.

We want to know what you’ve been doing, or if you have a thank you story to tell. We want to capture all of your creativity and your kindness. We want to hear what you're doing and what others have done for you. We want to hear how you are making the best of being home. And we want to see the rainbows you’ve hung in your windows to say thank you to all the key workers that are helping keep Kingston moving.

Everyone is playing their part to make a difference.

If you have a story, an idea or a rainbow to share that could inspire others, or you have someone you would like to thank, please join in with #KinderKingston and share it with us.

We may be socially distant but our communities in Kingston have never been closer as people pull together to help each other out.

We’ve seen huge acts of kindness across the borough; neighbours helping neighbours; people volunteering to deliver food parcels, and fantastic rainbows popping up to brighten up every window.

We want to know what you’ve been doing, or if you have a thank you story to tell. We want to capture all of your creativity and your kindness. We want to hear what you're doing and what others have done for you. We want to hear how you are making the best of being home. And we want to see the rainbows you’ve hung in your windows to say thank you to all the key workers that are helping keep Kingston moving.

Everyone is playing their part to make a difference.

If you have a story, an idea or a rainbow to share that could inspire others, or you have someone you would like to thank, please join in with #KinderKingston and share it with us.

Would you like to thank someone who has helped you?

For each of the thousands of small, and not so small, acts of kindness that continue to happen across Kingston each day, there is somebody who deserves a thank you.

Is there a friend, a neighbour or someone who was previously a stranger who has helped or supported you during the pandemic? It might not be very easy to pop out and buy a thank you card at the moment, but you can give someone a shout out here. Whether it’s for being a good neighbour, a community champion or simply putting a smile on your face, we want to celebrate those people you are grateful to.

Who do you want to say thank you to and why? Please share your stories here.

You can add text and photos to your thank you, but please ensure you have the permission of anyone featured to share it here.

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I'd like to say a huge thank you to all the members of the Sunflower Streets Residents' Association who have come together over the last few months to help the Piper Hall Food Bank operate three times a week. From collecting donations and putting together food parcels, to cooking and serving up a weekly hot meal every week for some of the community's most vulnerable people, their tireless help has helped feed nearly 200 every week since the middle of March. Amazing community spirit!

CurlyAdventurer 5 months ago

I would like to thank Pat and Amelia of Charles Babbage Close for stepping up to the plate, early on, and offering help to residents of the close. 3/8 households were self isolating and one of these is now shielding. The ever willing volunteers use what’s app to cheerily say ‘I’m off to .... anyone want anything?’ Clap for the NHS has become a highlight of the week and we social distanced a birthday celebration for one of our number who is self isolating. For VE Day we had celebratory bunting and played ‘bingo’ - a new experience for some of us(all socially distanced) we enjoyed music of the era. They have helped to keep us sane. Thank you Pat and Amelia. You have helped to lift all our spirits.

CllrChris 5 months ago