Personal Group inspires random acts of kindness across Milton Keynes
Personal Group, a leading provider of business products and services, including employee benefits and insurance products, has inspired more than 400 random acts of kindness as part of the Herd about MK celebrations, for Milton Keynes 50th anniversary.
For this particular event, companies in the town had the chance to purchase a concrete cow, which will be displayed throughout the year. When it came to designing the cow, Personal Group took a unique approach. Our concrete cow, ‘Hapi’ has been designed as a ‘Superhero’ whose goal is to spread happiness throughout Milton Keynes. Local residents were invited to visit ‘Hapi’ while the entire herd were on parade in the Centre MK, get inspiration for a good deed and to fill in a postcard with details of what they have done to make MK a happier place.
The first stop on the Cow Parade was Middleton Hall, which coincided with National Kindness Day (March 31st) and National Good Deed Day (April 2nd). The acts of kindness recorded from the public ranged from buying a homeless man lunch to saying a simple hello to a next-door neighbour. One Milton Keynes resident Kate, 33, even organised a local music festival in order to bring the community together.
Here are our top five random acts of kindness:
- “I’ll clean up Ashland Lake” – Jenny, age 8
- “Sweep up the playground at school” – Jessica, age 7
- “Buying lunch for the man with no house” – Phoebe, age 7
- “Someone paid my for my parking – I will now pass on the good deed.” – age 63
- “Smiled at a lady who told me I made her day.” – Pitie, age 2
You can follow the Hapi Cow on twitter (@HapiCow) to see all of the good deeds taking place across Milton Keynes this year.
David Walker, Chief Commercial Officer at Personal Group commented: “Personal Group was founded in Milton Keynes back in 1984 so we were delighted to get involved with the birthday celebrations and help do our bit in support of the local community. Personal Group is all about making work happy for employees and this was an opportunity to spread some happiness around Milton Keynes too. It doesn’t matter how big or small the good deed is, it is the fact that people are taking the time to make somebody else smile. The aim is to get as many good deeds as possible over the course of the year, and we hope that our Hapi Cow will help spread some happiness and kindness to all in Milton Keynes.”
With the support of Herd About MK, there will be lots of events and fundraising opportunities throughout 2017 for local charities including Willen Hospice, MK Community Foundation and the MK Dons Sport and Education Trust.