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Video highlights how important acts of kindness can be

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Video highlights how important acts of kindness can be

Working in partnership St Nic’s has created a video that will highlight the ways people can support each other when facing dying, caring and grief.

Alongside colleagues from Suffolk County Council and Offshoot Films, St Nicholas Hospice Care’s Hospice Neighbours Team has created a video showing the importance of neighbourliness and how small acts of kindness really can make a difference.

Glenn Hubbard, the Hospice’s Community Development Lead, said: “The video aimed to show the strength communities have, and the difference that can be made when people offer kindness and support.

“A small gesture can mean the whole world to someone, and I think that is what the video highlights.

“For those who are ill, offers of support like dropping off shopping or tidying up the garden can make such a difference, and they may even help someone stay in their own home. You can’t underestimate the difference a phone call or creating a connection with another person can make for those who are bereaved.

“Acts of kindness go on all around us, and the value they bring to people and communities is so important. We hope this video will inspire further acts of kindness and show how easy it is to be neighbourly.”

The video, which can be viewed by clicking here, has also been edited into shorter clips to highlight particular case studies and examples.

It also supports the Hospice’s compassionate communities work, which strives to equip people and communities with the tools and knowledge, they need to be better prepared to cope with and support those facing dying, caring and grief.

Watch the video here.