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Malling, Medway and Maidstone! Take a Break from the Bad News with Our Feelgood Friday

Malling, Medway and Maidstone! Take a Break from the Bad News with Our Feelgood Friday

In this two-minute read, we share three stories to bring a
smile to the faces of people in Kent.

With high Covid-19 rates reported in the UK, more lockdowns
being announced across the globe and America in chaos you'd be forgiven for
wanting to pull the duvet over your head and stay in bed.

But because we're eternal optimists at CWB Property,
we know better times are coming for Kent, and we've rounded up three
feelgood stories to give us all a little hit of hope.

Walking Down Memory Lane

A website is offering a lifeline to the millions of elderly and
vulnerable people across the UK who may feel isolated by the latest lockdown

The Living Memories Online portal, a not-for-profit organisation,
has more than 2,000 archive films and newsreels spanning the 1930s to the

As well as recording memorable world events, the clippings show
everyday life from bygone eras.

The idea is the films will help spark memories and encourage
older people, including those with dementia, to reminisce with their loved
ones, families, and carers.

2020 A Great Year for Some

It wasn't all doom and lockdown gloom last year.

One of the biggest success stories was the pandemic's
positive impact on the planet's environmental health and future.

In April, the UK broke records for powering households without
the need for coal-fired energy for the most prolonged period since the
Industrial Revolution began.

Other good news for the environment included Denmark, the EU's
largest oil producer promising to stop drilling.

Greenpeace hailed the decision as a "watershed moment."
In December, the Danish Government announced it would cancel all future permits
for oil and gas exploration in the North Sea and phase out existing production
by 2050.

It's a Very Fair Cop

Take a bow Matt Lima. The American police officer made headlines
across the world recently when his act of kindness went viral.

He was called to a store in Somerset (Massachusetts) after a
report that two women with children had not scanned all their shopping at the

Lima questioned the pair and learned they had fallen on hard
times due to Covid-19 and couldn't afford to pay for the food to feed their
children, including a Christmas dinner. Rather than arrest them, the top cop
bought a store card worth $250 (£180) to cover the food bill's cost.

According to the BBC, Officer Lima said: "I just did
what I felt was right. It's not about me. I just tried to put myself in that
family's shoes and show a little bit of empathy."

And that sentiment is a pretty darn good one to end this
week's Feelgood Friday.

Thanks for reading and stay safe, be kind and keep hopeful.

From all at CWB Property.

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