Faith wins the heart of a community with her amazing acts of kindness

A STANFORD-le-Hope youngster has won praise and admiration from her local community after completing her mission to generate a little kindness through random acts.

Nine year-old Faith Clotworthy decided she wanted to cheer up people during lockdown so for the past couple of months has been delivering bags with treats, randomly on door steps to local children - and even made up some treats for the area's elderly.

Now she has completed her last delivery - but the work hasn't stopped, she is now planning to deliver 100 back to school packs to vulnerable and SEN children.

Rachel came up with the idea in April and mum Rachel supported her financially and emotionally at the start before people donated via an Amazon wish-list they created at the community's request so people could support her by buying items.

Faith then packed up all the bags and personally delivered them across the area, sometimes at the request of residents who nominated deserving children.

Rachel said today (Sunday, 26 July), as her daughter set out on her last delivery: "Thank you Stanford-le-Hope, you have supported a nine-year-old girl during the toughest time.

"Faith didn't want to sit back and let Covid-19 get the better of her, she wanted to be supportive to all the children locally and remind them that although they were alone staying indoors there are people who still care from a distance.

"Having just delivered the final bag, just under 400 bags in total Faith has finished.

"It has been amazing, tiring and at times stressful especially when I can't find the address and we are walking in circles.

"Faith has gained so much from this experience in many ways I never imagined and I am so grateful she received such amazing support."

As well as the local community which has sent Faith many message of thanks she was honoured by her school, Stanford-le-Hope Primary, with a certificate at the end of term for being the most compassionate student and she received a 'shout-out from the Pride of Britain' awards via their Twitter account.

You can find out all about what Faith has been doing through her Facebook page.