The end of the year has come around quickly hasn’t it? So I’d like to take the opportunity to look back on the achievements of 12 Acts of Kindness so far…

  • We’ve supported 11 fantastic charities doing a range of work, from environmental to humanitarian, and from hands-on care to the research that could ultimately end some of these issues
  • 11 lucky winners have new art works for their walls
  • £1,658 has been donated and is being used to make the world just a little bit better

I’d like to thank everyone who has generously donated their hard earned money, spread the word and given me words of encouragement throughout the year. It’s not been easy but I’m really proud of what has been achieved with your help.

So today I’m making a final request for your help, and it is for a cause that is close to my heart, St John’s Hospice in St John’s Wood. The hospice supports around 3,000 people every year facing their last days of a terminal illness. One of those people was my lovely dad, who I miss every day. My dad’s illness was cruel, but the kindness and personal attention that they were able to give to him and our family made an unbearable situation just a little easier, and I can’t overstate how important that was. They offer a range of services for people with complex and varied needs, and the services they offer are free – to find out a little more I’d recommend visiting their website here

Now, with an overstretched NHS and a cut back social service, it seems to me that more and more weight will inevitably fall on the shoulders of hospices. And it makes me incredibly sad to think that anyone would have to face a terminal illness without the specialist care that they offer.

So, if you’re able, please give generously and help the hospice in the incredibly meaningful work that they’re doing – and you could be the final winner of an original work of art. If you’re not able to give, you can still help through spreading the word to anyone you think may be interested. Thank you so much!

Here’s how it works:

  • For each £2 donated, you will be entered once into a draw to win an art work – so donate £10 and you’ll get five entries.
  • At the end of the month, I’ll draw a name and get in touch with the winner to arrange delivery*.
  • And on my part, I will ensure that the art work you win will be of greater value than the total value of the amount donated. So if we raise £500, the art work on offer will be of a value of over £500.
  • When you are completing your donation, please make sure that you tick the box to share your contact details with me so that I can get in touch with you if you win!


  1. says:

    And more than that, when I was working on founding Random Acts and thinking about what I wanted its mission to be, I couldn’t stop thinking about this small act and how it had stayed with me. I couldn’t shake the feeling that small acts of kindness can have a huge and lasting impact.

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