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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Monthly HappyNews: Uplifting News Stories

Over the last few weeks, everyone’s lifestyle has changed considerably. In times like these, it’s so important to remain balanced and not become consumed with the news and media.

As highlighted in HappyMaven’s Remote Working Webinar, it’s equally important to be mindful of what we mentally consume and put into our minds, as well as how we nourish our bodies. We understand that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and feel that we don’t have control of our circumstances, however, what we do have, is total autonomy over the media that we choose to consume.

With this in mind, we want to provide the antithesis of overwhelming news stories and share the best of humanity and the most uplifting news stories of the month to offer some positivity to redress the balance.

London start-up to send 2,000 handwritten letters to boost morale during coronavirus outbreak

Thoughtful human interaction company, InkPact, who deliver handwritten, branded notes, has launched a new campaign, #CoLoveLetters, to cheer up individuals, with a love letter to someone feeling lonely, or a thank you note to a healthcare hero fighting coronavirus. The letters are free to send, with the option of adding a first name or keeping it generically from a stranger who cares. Inkpact is also donating additional profits from Marchand April to three charities, Covid Mutual Aid, Age UK, and TheTrussell Trust, to help tackle the global health pandemic.  

 

Coronavirus Fears Lead to 21 Bullfighting Events BeingCancelled Saving 120 Bulls

As public health officials in Spain urge people to stay away from crowds, events like bullfighting have been canceled, saving countless lives of animals.

 

Aldi rewards its staff with a 10 percent pay rise

Amidst the UK’s panic buying chaos, Aldi, the German supermarket giant has announced that they will reward their in-store and distribution teams who have been working tirelessly throughout this extremely busy time. In addition to rewarding their hard-working teams, they are also providing support for their small suppliers, reducing their payment terms, offering to pay outstanding invoices immediately.

 

Kind Canadians start 'caremongering' trend

The pandemic has led to acts of kindness around the world, but in Canada, a country whose inhabitants are stereotyped in the media as kind to a fault, helping others has become an organised movement called "caremongering". It's spread the opposite of panic in people, brought out community and camaraderie and allowed us to tackle the needs of those who are at-risk, providing a lifeline of communication and aid.

 

NHS Volunteer Army

When the government asked for people to volunteer to support the NHS, stating that they needed 250,000 people to help those most at risk from Covid-19, they didn’t quite expect the staggering number of kind-hearted people who answered the call to arms. Within 24 hours of its launch, more than 405,000 Brits had signed up to help support the health service over the next few weeks.

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