A short but sweet 90-second read.
In this quick round-up, we share some of the good news happening during life under lockdown.
Welcome to the third Feelgood Friday update from us at Chilterns.
And it's a Good Friday Easter special as we look at four reasons to be cheerful and optimistic that Thetford, Brandon, Mildenhall, the UK and the planet, will overcome this challenging period.
1) In Leeds, a father has donated more than 2000 Easter eggs to Leeds hospitals as a thank you to the NHS staff who saved his baby daughter's life. This eggcellent (sorry, we had to) idea has been replicated across the UK with people and businesses donating hundreds of Easter eggs to children's' wards, food banks and vulnerable people.
2) Pollution levels in India have plummeted, meaning the snow-capped mountains in the Himalayas are now visible from the city of Pathankot for the first time in 30 years. The sight of the natural wonders has lifted the spirits of the population, which is now under lockdown.
3) Doing a random act of kindness has never been more appreciated. And to help us all The Mental Health Foundation has come up with some straightforward tips to spread the feelgood factor. Check them out via the link at the bottom of this article.
4) Hong Kong Zoo's Pandas who are notably shy animals, have used the Coronavirus privacy in lockdown to mate for the first time in ten years. Could it be the start of a Panda baby boom?
For a daily dose of feelgood news, it's worth checking out this website – it does what it says on the tin.
And finally, we'd like to wish everyone in our area a Happy Easter. Stay home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives and …. eat loads of chocolate. (We added that last message).
From all at Chilterns.
PS: Here's that link: Mental Health 'Random Acts of Kindness' page