As we begin to embrace all things festive, our friends over at Families Suffolk magazine came up with the delightful idea of creating an advent calendar… with a difference.
The past decade has seen a real social drive of communities coming together to support, generate and develop one another with the simplest of gestures demonstrating a sense of community belonging. Advent calendars are known for their sweet treat behind a numbered window to signify the countdown to Christmas, so we’ve decided to flip the script by suggesting 25 random acts of kindness to help your family have a positive impact in your local community.
Why not leave a Christmas card on the doorstep for the postie or make a handmade gift? ‘Kindness’ is the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate, and is a great way to approach the most wonderful time of the year (as proclaimed by Andy Williams’ 1963 song) so why not put a smile on the face of someone in your community.
As a society, we have been serving our local communities for 170 years and are all about helping our members to grow as prosper. Our branch and head office staff volunteer for a wide range of charitable organisations, some of which can be found in the Families Suffolk magazine. We’re proud to support out local communities through events, fundraising and sponsorships.