My 4hr Shift Volunteering at Tesco Supermarket to Collect Food Items for Charity

My 4hr Shift Volunteering at Tesco Supermarket to Collect Food Items for Charity

When I found out FareShare was organising a Neighbourhood Food Collection, I thought it was a great fit for the 5 volunteering challenges I was tackling in November this year. So I got myself enrolled for two shifts at Tesco Metro in Luton, one on Friday the 28th from 6-9pm and the other on Saturday the 29th from 12-3pm. However things did not go as planned because on that Friday, I realised the Tesco Metro was on...

gices - 08 Dec 2014
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How I Set Out To Help The Elderly in My Neighbourhood

How I Set Out To Help The Elderly in My Neighbourhood

Among the 5 good deeds I wanted to do for the month of November, one of them was to help older people in my area. When I think about parents who are sent to care homes when they are old, it makes me sad. I know it's difficult to care for them when they hit a certain age and are unable to do the basic tasks themselves but still thinking those are the same people who looked after you since you were a baby and when it's...

gices - 25 Nov 2014
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Fixing Car Key Fob Which Has Stopped Locking and Unlocking Suddenly

Fixing Car Key Fob Which Has Stopped Locking and Unlocking Suddenly

When I lost my vehicle in the car park, I was pressing the lock/unlock key many times to help me locate the car. Maybe that caused the battery to drain, I'm not 100% sure but I know it was at that time my car remote stopped working. I needed to get a replacement battery so I opened the remote fob and took out the battery - it was a 3V lithium battery (2016). I paid £4.99 for a pair of these batteries at Sainsburys...

gices - 23 Nov 2014
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How I Could Not Remember Where I Parked At The Mall Luton Car Park

How I Could Not Remember Where I Parked At The Mall Luton Car Park

I had an appointment to give blood at Luton Donor Centre and I thought it would be easier if I park in The Mall Shopping Centre. It was a Saturday afternoon and therefore the multi storey car park was busy and I had to go to the higher levels to find a free parking spot. I noted it was one floor below the roof and I was parked very close to the ramp going down. After the appointment, I spent some time shopping bef...

gices - 23 Nov 2014
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My Day Volunteering to Help Out At A Local Community Centre

My Day Volunteering to Help Out At A Local Community Centre

I was really looking forward to help out at a local event in my neighbourhood and when I found out that Grovehill Community Centre in Hemel Hempstead were organising a Pre-Xmas event on 08 Nov 2014 and were looking for volunteers to assist them on the day, I immediately got in touch with them as that was one of the things on my TODO list for this month. This was going to be a first time for me and I didn't really kno...

gices - 23 Nov 2014
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11 Random Acts of Kindness I've Done Which Didn't Take a Lot of Time And Money

11 Random Acts of Kindness I've Done Which Didn't Take a Lot of Time And Money

You don't need to spend money to do good deeds. It's all about giving up your time, which is the most precious thing you possess. So here's a list of the 11 random things I've done recently. 1. Dropped my friend to his work place He works from 3pm to 11pm but cannot sleep until it's like 5am, so he's always waking up late and has to get a taxi to get to work (costs him £5). I offered to drop him a couple of times...

gices - 16 Nov 2014
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My First Time Giving Blood To Save A Life

My First Time Giving Blood To Save A Life

I must admit I've been scared to donate blood before, not because I was worried it might be a risk to my health but because I thought I'd probably faint after the blood is taken away from me. I'm a thin guy and it's been stuck in my mind that if I lose a significant amount of blood in any way, that would cause me to faint. Anyway as part of my 5 challenges for good causes, I thought it was time to face my fear and sa...

gices - 15 Nov 2014
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5 Challenges I'm Doing for Good Causes This November

5 Challenges I'm Doing for Good Causes This November

I want to do something different this month. I want to bring a change to my routine. I want to make a difference to other people's lives. So I decided I will give my time to help others - I will volunteer for good causes and here are the things I'll try to complete by the end of November 2014. Assisting at an Event in the Local Community Centre It turns out the Grovehill Community Centre in Hemel Hempstead are ho...

gices - 09 Nov 2014
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Helping the Homeless by Giving Food, Clothes and Just Being a Good Listener

Helping the Homeless by Giving Food, Clothes and Just Being a Good Listener

So after my first time sock mobbing in London and speaking to the homeless people we met on the streets, I knew exactly what they needed. So I bought all the things I've been asked for, such as thermals and toiletries. The Things I Brought Along Thermal underwears (2 Long Johns for men and one legging for women) Toiletries (3-in-1 shampoo/conditioner/body wash and toothpaste/toothbrush) Mars Chocolates Hot Co...

gices - 28 Oct 2014
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30 Days Challenge - Giving Up Smoking!

30 Days Challenge - Giving Up Smoking!

I hate smoking, I really do. Still I don't seem to be able to quit! I've actually identified two reasons for my addiction; that's the correct term if I'm being honest with myself but more on that later. What I wanted to talk about is the 30-day challenge I decided to embark on which has a lot to do with all the publicity on the radio and TV regarding Stoptober, an initiative by the NHS to help people quit smoking. Th...

gices - 27 Oct 2014
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