Welcome to the Virtual HumanKind Exhibition
We’re living through exceptional circumstances – a time when human kindness is more important than ever.
We want to capture and recognise the kindness and generosity of individuals, businesses and communities in Cheltenham, the heroes of the day, with a virtual exhibition that everyone can enjoy and be inspired by.
#humankindchelt celebrates our community and the acts of kindness that will help us through these unprecedented times.
How to Take Part
We are asking people to send in examples of human kindness happening within your families, homes and communities, from the neighbour who did the shopping for a vulnerable person to the teacher providing online classes to keep your children entertained.
We will regularly be highlighting many of these acts so you can share with us the kindness, generosity and thoughtfulness of one another throughout the testing times ahead.
The stories of kindness, generosity and community spirit will form part of a photographic virtual exhibition, HUMANKIND and The Cheltenham Trust’s annual theme of wellbeing, to support gratitude, hope and positivity within our community.
How to submit a HUMANKIND story:
Send us a high quality resolution photograph that captures a person, a moment, or a scene of human kindness. Write a maximum of 500 words explaining the person, moment or scene, with your name and contact details to:
Alternatively tag your HUMANKIND STORY on:
Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @TheWilsonChelt
Welcome to the #HumanKindChelt Gallery
Please take a moment to read the stories and learn about the amazing acts of kindness happening in our community.
Over the next days more stories from our staff, volunteers and the community will be added to this page so please visit again soon.
Our Humankind story of the day comes from Martha Kelsey, Martha has used photography during her time in isolation to capture her current mood. The photographs are taken from her window. Martha submitted these beautiful photographs to the humankind virtual exhibition as a way to share isolation experiences and encourage other people to find their own ways of remaining positive and active during these challenging times. We would like to hear your stories of human kindness to share in our virtual exhibition on our social media platforms. Thank you to those of you who have sent us some lovely stories, we’re looking forward to hearing more. Send a photo and a few words that capture the act of human kindness to Programme@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk Alternatively tag your #humankind story on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @TheWilsonChelt #HumanKindChelt
Our hero of the day is Shelly Lazar who believes that the small things count. Shelly has been leaving notes of gratitude in prominent places for key workers to help lift their spirits. The photo captures a little thank you note she put out for the refuse collectors. A fantastic example of human kindness. We would like to hear your stories of human kindness to share in our virtual exhibition on our social media platforms. Thank you to those of you who have sent us some lovely stories, we’re looking forward to hearing more. Send a photo and a few words that capture the act of human kindness to Programme@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk Alternatively tag your #humankind story on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @TheWilsonChelt #HumanKindChelt
Our heroes of the day are Declan and Dylan Cassidy who painted this colourful rainbow and put it in their window to spread some joy during this difficult time. Lots of children in and around Cheltenham are getting involved in the rainbow window scheme, not only does it cheer up others, it’s a fun game to spot the rainbows appearing close to your home. Would you like to share your rainbow, or do you have another example of HumanKindness you would like to share? Here’s how: Send a photo and a few words that capture the act of human kindness to Programme@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk Alternatively tag your #humankind story on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @TheWilsonChelt #HumanKindChelt
Today’s Humankind story comes from Chris Pearson and his family, who would like to nominate all the amazing key workers as their heroes of the day. Chris and his family took along a camera on their daily walk to try and capture some of the world in this turbulent time. During the walk, they saw a farmer driving past in his tractor, continuing on with his essential work so that we can all remain being fed. His 12 year old daughter heard Chris and his wife talking about all the different key workers that are keeping the country moving. Chris’s daughter decided to make a poster for their postman to make him smile and to let him know how much she appreciated him and all the other key workers out there. Photograph 1 captures the appreciation poster and photograph 2 captures the farmer
A fantastic HumanKind story from @288barandwok, a little family run Cantonese noodle bar on Cheltenham High Street. When Bar and Wok had to close their restaurant all the fresh noodles and vegetables were bagged up and taken to Elim Food Bank to help others in need. Well done Pak Wai and team, another shining example of #humankindchelt How to submit a HUMANKIND story: If you or someone you know has gone above and beyond to help out family, friends or the community, send your photo and a few words describing the act of kindness to: Programme@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk Alternatively tag your #humankind story on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @TheWilsonChelt #HumanKindChelt
Our Heroes of the day is the Digweed family. This photograph is of the back garden of the Digweed family, who are taking advantage of the sun to practise skills that don't quite fit inside the house. Their circus tricks will be live streamed @theBarnTheaterCirencester and will be sure to make us all laugh! The photograph taken by Willow Digweed is entitled ‘Sun and skills to make people laugh’ even when they're apart.
Our #humankindchelt heroes of the day are Nikki Browning and children of Cheltenham. Nikki helps to look after two supported houses for older people in the town and realised residents were starting to feel lonely with people unable to visit. She asked local children if they could help by writing letters to the residents and sending them with pictures to help cheer them up. A true example of #humankindchelt.
Our #humankindchelt heroes of the day are the 196 of our Leisure at Cheltenham customers have generously donated their April membership fees to the Trust. This sum of almost £5,000 will go a long way to helping us, as a charity to continue to support the community
Our #humankindchelt heroes of the day today is the team at Big Yellow Storage Company in Princess Way, Cheltenham, who kindly stepped in to donate cardboard boxes for the meal and food supplies delivery service The Cheltenham Trust is managing, as part of the Gloucestershire Community Help Hub #gloscommunity. Assistant store manager Terry Adams, pictured, said: “Big Yellow Cheltenham is proud to play a small part in helping The Cheltenham Trust, we jumped at the chance to be able to help at this time of need.” Thank you Nick, Terry and the team at Big Yellow Storage for your generosity and display of #humankindchelt