Golden Charter employees prove it’s all good in the neighbourhood

Random Act of Kindness

Staff members at Bearsden-based Golden Charter have been surprising unsuspecting members of the local community with good deeds to mark Random Acts of Kindness Week.

As part of the later life planning company’s wider ‘Do Something Amazing’ TV campaign, staff, or ‘RAKtivists’ as they’re now known, have been showering locals with random acts of kindness while encouraging them to pass it on during 14 to 20 February.

Karen Trickett, Director of Marketing at Golden Charter, said: “Our latest TV advert is all about doing something amazing for the ones we love, so naturally we felt very inspired. Over the last week we’ve been surprising members of our wider family, the local community, with random acts of kindness.

“On Monday our team of RAKtivists planted gift cards on local residents’ cars, on Tuesday we surprised a local man at Canniesburn BP Connect by paying for his petrol, on Wednesday we stopped off at Canniesburn Care Home with some sweet treats for staff and residents, on Thursday we visited the kids at Canniesburn Nursery to deliver some fun goodies, and on Friday we stopped off at the Heart of

Scotstoun Community Centre with some knitting materials and biscuits, all before visiting Drumchapel Foodbank with boxes of groceries.”

While Drumchapel Foodbank volunteers have been busy distributing food parcels, the avid knitters from Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre have already pledged to ’pay-it-forward’ by using the donated wool to knit for the Loving Hands charity.

Golden Charter raised more than £10,000 for numerous charities in 2015 through football tournaments, bake sales, quiz nights and monthly dress down days. With the help of its kind-hearted employees, the company hopes to beat that target in 2016.