STAFF at Grow Limited were treated to bacon rolls in the last of Sure’s Random Acts of Kindness for 2014.
The initiative, which Sure extended from one to six weeks this year, saw more than 2,000 islanders receive unexpected gifts of fuel, flights, flowers and edible goodies.
The team at Grow Ltd – which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year – had a surprise gift of a dozen bacon rolls to start the day.
‘It was a wonderful surprise and we are very grateful to Sure for this extremely kind gesture – the lads loved them,’ said manager, Matthew Kerr.
‘The team at Grow does lots of hard work and it was great to see the smiles on their faces when the rolls turned up.’
Random Acts of Kindness is a worldwide initiative, which encourages people to step out of their normal routine and attempt a random act of kindness.
This year’s Random Act of Kindness Week was from 10–16 February but Sure decided to extend its to six weeks, beginning at the end of January.
During that time the telecoms company was overwhelmed by the selflessness of islanders.
There were 10 nominations for people to receive a cake, while dozens of islanders responded to a Facebook campaign asking how people would spend £20.
‘We were really touched by how selfless some of the responses were. We had people saying they would send their mum flowers, give money to the Sarah Groves Foundation, get cakes for the office and one said they would buy bacon rolls for everyone at Grow, which we were very happy to do,’ said Sure’s marketing and PR manager, Jessica Bisson.
‘It’s amazing how even the smallest of efforts can makes someone’s day. It’s been lovely this year to have been able to cheer up so many people. Sure plays an active role in supporting the community within the islands and it’s hoped that our efforts will encourage others to do the same.’
Grow Ltd is currently planning for two significant events on its calendar. On 16 April the Governor will open a new workshop for the sale of handmade planters and other horticultural products.
In June, Grow Ltd, in conjunction with the GSPCA, will celebrate its 30th birthday with an open/ fun day at its St Sampson’s premises.
‘There will be lots of animals and fun for the children, it should be great family day out. If any companies would like to support us in any way to make this event as well attended and successful as possible I would love to hear from them,’ said Mr Kerr.
The event will take place between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 21 June.
For more information or to discuss possible sponsorship please contact Matthew Kerr at firstname.lastname@example.org