Spreading kindness during COVID-19

It’s sometimes difficult to think of positive things which have occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But one really encouraging development has been the many acts of charity displayed both by individuals and organisations since the start of the outbreak earlier this year.

When it was pitched to us, we couldn’t wait to get involved in Viral Kindness Scotland – a campaign to put vulnerable people in touch with those who could help.

Since then, go-centric has taken hundreds of calls and handled thousands of emails and social media requests to make a difference in people’s lives at the very worst of times.

That includes assisting with food deliveries and linking those most isolated during lockdown with people who could help them through the loneliness.

Our staff worked 24/7 as part of this scheme and took huge satisfaction from doing so.

For a business like ours, engaging in voluntary work isn’t just fulfilling, it can provide staff with vital skills for the future too.

We would also like to thank our partners who made this project happen: the Sarwar Foundation; Galactic Media Group; Day-Today and USave.

We will continue co-ordinating Viral Kindness Scotland, and would urge other businesses to get involved with this magnificent initiative too.

To find out more, visit: www.viralkindness.scot