Around the globe people are joining forces in becoming more of a generous and positive community by completing the 40 acts challenge during the 40 days of Lent. Starting on Shrove Tuesday and ending on Easter Sunday.
The UK Christian charity have thought about Lent and what better ways it can be seen in society. They thought about how Lent could be more than just giving something up. Thinking more about the bigger picture, how it can actually go towards helping others, prompting people to become more generous.
Over the years the 40 Acts has been running, 100,000 people have made it their mission for Lent to impact their communities with generosity.
Different people embrace Lent in a variety of ways, a large majority of those observing Lent by giving something up. This can be anything from fast-food or the internet.
At Edward Mellor we notice how important it is to try and help those around us and give generously to our community. We have taken the 40acts challenge in our stride, coming up with a number of different ways we can give to others. Here are a few we have done so far:
We have left some lovely treats for a consistently fantastic local shop in Romiley’s Cherry Tree estate.
On International Women’s Day, we thought about how 137,000 girls regularly miss school because they can’t afford sanitary products and how our generosity may be able to help tackle this issue.
So for day 3, we decided we’d give sanitary products to those less fortunate who struggle to afford these essential products.
Why not join in? It is not too late to start giving generously this Lent. If you’d like to find out more about the 40acts challenge, take a look here.