April 9, 2020

Let’s keep talking: Part 4

Be the light at the end of the tunnel for someone today.

The hospitality sector has always understood the value of service. That’s why we were not surprised to hear that so many of our team members who were furloughed chose to donate their time to support local communities.

We won’t mention who they are (because they wouldn’t thank us) but we would like to share what they are doing...

One of our guys is in the reserve army and he’s busy helping to create quarantine areas and dropping off safety equipment to hospitals. Others are collecting and delivering medicines to pharmacies and dropping off food to vulnerable people who have no mobility.

Their positive actions are a great reminder to all of us that we can’t wait for a light at the end of the tunnel; we need to be the light at the end of the tunnel – for each other.

So, what can we do?

Well, sometimes it’s the smallest gestures that can make the biggest difference.

Here are just a few ideas inspired by our team:

Write a letter to a friend, family or perhaps someone overseas. Even though you can’t visit, it’s a thoughtful way to show you’re still thinking about them.

If you’re headed to the shops, ask neighbours if they need something too. A kind gesture can quickly lift someone’s spirit.

Chat to a stranger. With many of us having to queue two metres apart, it’s easy to strike up a conversation with someone. In fact, if they live alone you could be the only person they speak to all day.

Bake a cake and leave it on a neighbour’s doorstep. If they have children, they’ll love you for it!

Donate to a charity. Many charities such as YoungMinds are under increasing strain at the moment and even a small donation is appreciated.

Above all, by supporting each other and staying connected we’ll get through this.

So, let’s keep talking...

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