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Newspaper’s good deed bid reaches almost third of target

Notts Good DeedA regional daily’s bid to get 1,000 readers to do a good deed has reached almost a third of its target.

The Nottingham Post launched its Good Deed Notts campaign in August, urging members of the public to commit an act of kindness over the course of the following 12 months.

So far 300 such acts have been reported to the Post – including charity bike rides, walks and head-shaves, volunteering at soup kitchens and care homes, and even re-homing a family of hedgehogs.

Post staff have also volunteered to do good deeds as part of the campaign, including giving blood, baking cakes to raise money for charity and collecting clothes to send out to Syrian refugees in Calais.

A team also took part in a walk to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society while editor Mike Sassi has given blood as part of the campaign.

Said Mike: “Nottinghamshire is a great county and there are so many wonderful things being done by people in our communities.

“This campaign has helped us support those people and shout about the work they have been doing.

“It has been truly inspiring to read all the stories of people going the extra mile for charities or giving their neighbours a helping hand, and we hope to hear lots more of them.”