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Put a dent in Loneliness

by Michael Ford last modified 15 Jan, 2020 01:34 PM

This Easter, schools in our diocese are being invited to 'ShareTheMiracle' locally and help 'put a dent in loneliness'.

Put a dent in Loneliness

Put a dent in Loneliness

The inter-generational concept of sharing Easter eggs, originally trialled in Westminster and endorsed by the Lord Mayor, was run by a growing number of Anglican schools last year.

Schools are asked to run a 'ShareTheMiracle Station', a simple collection point for Easter Eggs, and:
1. Invite school children, parents, teachers, governors or anyone else associated with the school to donate an Easter egg (especially Fairtrade, such as the Real Easter Egg);
2. Give them to the elderly locally in an intergenerational expression of kindness (or even take the school choir to sing, arrange a tea party or encourage an exchange of storytelling about the local area);
3. Share what happened on social media (using the #ShareTheMiracle hashtag) to help encourage and inspire others.

Once your ShareTheMiracle Station is registered online, you receive a free resource pack via email that includes posters that can be printed, emailed and put on social media to tell everyone that your Station is open and ready to receive their chocolate eggs.

ShareTheMiracle's Dan Usher saya:

"The ShareTheMiracle vision is to see a wave of kindness transform local communities far and wide at Easter. It provides a simple way to start a conversation, meet people you may not ordinarily and reach out to those less fortunate locally.

"The giving of an egg has proven to be a catalyst to ‘little miracles’. The egg that starts a conversation, an elderly person to feel less lonely when a school reaches out. The possibilities are endless. Each egg has the opportunity to change a situation and each act of kindness helps strengthen your community, form friendships and release hope."

Further information is available here

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