175 acts of kindness

We are celebrating our 175th anniversary this year, and to mark this major milestone, we are appealing for the public to support our aim of carrying out and recognising 175 acts of kindness in the local community during 2021.

We are asking everyone to share their acts of kindness that they or others have recently carried out in their community, to help neighbours, charities and local causes. Each month one entrant will be selected to receive a £175 prize that they can donate to a charity of their choice.

The chosen act of kindness from each month will then go into an end of year vote where Wright Hassall’s staff will vote on their favourite gesture - with the winner receiving a £1,175 to donate to a charity of their choosing.

Sarah Perry, Managing Partner at Wright Hassall, said: “Our local community has been the rock bed of our success over the years, and as we celebrate this momentous occasion, we wanted to ensure that we recognised this.

“The acts of kindness could be anything from doing the shopping for a vulnerable neighbour, volunteering for a charity, or taking on a mammoth fundraising challenge - we want as many gestures as possible to be put forward to help us turn a spotlight on some of the great work that is happening on our doorstep."

Thank you to everyone who nominated the wonderful people in our community. 

Latest nominations

Muna is a champion for Safeline UK. She raises awareness of the charity, as well as growing the income by diversifying the sources.

Monima is a volunteer photographer Remember My Baby. She offers baby remembrance photography for parents who lose their baby before, during or shortly after birth.

Trisha has volunteered for Pawprints Dog Rescue, undertaking many roles from dog walker and fundraising, to home checks and vet runs.

Alex works with an ever increasing list of charities - nothing is too much trouble. She is helpful and lots of local charities have come to rely on her.

Dally is the Helpline and Volunteer Co-ordinator for CRASAC. This is a vital life line to many of the survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

Jane set up the Kindness on Campus awards for University of Warwick which celebrates acts of kindness shown by staff and students

Lorna provides rehabilitation for sick, injured, abandoned and orphaned hedgehogs before releasing them back to the wild.

Jan rescues dogs from death row and finds them loving homes. She has managed to rehome over 500 dogs within the past 11 years.

Sarah is a key member of the Warwickshire funding raising group for Dogs for Good. They have raised over £21,000 for the charity.

In memory of her daughter Evelyn. Helen provides support on a range of projects - responding to requests from schools and charities.

Emma is a volunteer for Doglost.co.uk. Emma spends days trying to catch lost dogs. She has been instrumental in liaising with police on stolen dogs.

Raised money by selling paintings. She has so far raised over £160 to buy items for vulnerable babies.

With help from his little sister Poppy aged 2 made over 40 cards for the elderly residents at their Nanas nursing home.

Born with Hypoplastic Left Heart syndrome. Growing his hair for 6 months to raise money for the hospital so they can buy toys.

Simon is the key man behind Touch Rugby Coventry. His enthusiasm and passion to see every single person be the best that they can be.

Painting gnomes and leaving them on people’s door steps. She has delivered about 30 gnomes locally.

Julie helps to run the St Chads Centre (Bishops Tachbrook) foodbank, offering food to families in need in the local area.

Tana works with children who have severe learning difficulties; she also finds time to help elderly neighbours with their shopping.

Karen collects and distributes presents for local children at Christmas

Takes trips around Rugby's recreation grounds dressed as a dinosaur to put a smile on children's faces during the lockdown.

Collecting unwanted devices in order that they can be donated to children in the community.

Stage 4 breast cancer patient donating free chemo care packages that are given to chemo patients.

Member of The Community Gifting Group. Providing foods for families struggling and toys for children at Christmas.

After recovering from surgery, Lola is doing laps of her garden with her walking frame to raise money to buy toys for the children's ward.

Recruiting an army of volunteers to offer free hot meals to children. Started project encouraging people to cook and eat together.

Donated hampers to the NHS, police and to raffle and raise funds for two local charities.

Volunteers for Dogbus. Ellie fosters dogs, she goes over to Romania to rescue dogs from kill shelters and fundraises for the charity.

Avon Cat Rescue; for rescuing over 420 cats and kittens and managing to rehome just under 400 of them.

Offering free Christmas dinners and afternoon tea to the elderly. Providing a community market.

Collected 190 donated computers so that kids without computers can learn at home.

Tabitha was so grateful for the impact support dog Thunda had on her little brother Franklin, she donated her Christmas money to Support Dogs.

Sponsored beard shave to raise much needed funds for Pawprints Dog Rescue.

Offering free food to the entire community. Raising money for children's charities and the homeless.

Offering use of his campervan and beetle to those battling serious illness.

Helping local families in need, providing food parcels and toiletries.

Helping elderly couple who had broken down and were stranded in the freezing, pouring rain.

Creating a lunch group and helping local families with food parcels.

Volunteered for a sponsored head shave to raise money for the Animal Rescue Crew.

Mark supports and cares for his wife, Portia who lives with advanced multiple sclerosis; a condition largely invisible in our society.

Come rain or snow. They do a fantastic job serving the community.

Opened a food kitchen and gave free hot meals and support to anyone needing help.

An NHS hero, Michelle also helps with people's shopping and is raising money for local charities.

Cooked and donated 100 meals to support the NHS. Held a Bollywood night to raise money for cancer research.

Bec has raised money to donate Body Shop items to the local women's refuge.

Throughout lockdown Steve has been bringing joy to the community and playing tunes outside people's homes.

Georgia gives up her time regularly to volunteer for A Child of Mine, a charity for bereaved parents.

Hylands Garage has been an absolute lifeline for our local community. Delivered supplies to the vulnerable, elderly and frontline workers.

Created colourful drawings of hope during the pandemic so that Well Pharmacies could add them to prescription bags for the elderly.

Yvonne is the Chair of Citizens Advice South Warwickshire. She volunteers her time and expertise to make a difference to the lives of local people.

Created hamper packs for medical staff at Heartlands and the Queen’s Medical Centre - where her husband was treated