Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has highlighted the work of a charity in recruiting “kindness volunteers” to help vulnerable people.
Mr Cameron said: “This is a fantastic initiative by Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland to which I wish to draw attention in my motion to Parliament."
“The COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be this generation’s defining challenge and it is heart-warming how people are rising to the challenge by offering to volunteer in so many ways."
“Kindness has become a kind of watch-word as people reach out to help those most vulnerable. It is inspiring how our communities are coming together.”
Mr Cameron’s motion reads:
Title: Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland's Call for Kindness Volunteers
That the Parliament welcomes the call from the charity, Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland, for people to become "kindness’ volunteers" to help those who are vulnerable in the Highlands and Islands and across Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic; understands that it is advertising for volunteers who can provide regular kindness calls to lonely, scared or worried people, others to help with deliveries and drop-offs of shopping and vital supplies, those who can drive vulnerable people and people who can share important health information online; recognises the importance of volunteering, particularly in the current climate, and the massive positive impact that this has people’s mental health and wellbeing; and wishes Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland well with this important endeavour.