intu Derby calls for local residents’ acts of kindness stories

intu Derby is calling for people across the region to share stories about acts of kindness, in support of Mental Health Awareness Week.

The shopping destination believe now more than ever, being kind and showing compassion is vital to mental health and wellbeing, so it’s asking Derby locals to nominate someone who has gone above and beyond to help others during this challenging time, by sharing their story via its Facebook page.

As a token of gratitude, intu Derby will select one story and the person who carried out the kind act in the story will receive a £25 intu gift card to enjoy in-centre once it fully reopens.

Adam Tamsett, general manager at intu Derby, said: “Due to the lockdown, we can’t invite people to join our Chatty Chairs in-centre, which is a safe space where people can take time to chat with someone else to support their wellbeing or mental health. But we would love to hear what has been happening in our community to support others.”

“So if you know someone who has helped a neighbour, collected prescriptions, helped somebody in isolation feel connected in one way or other, delivered a daily newspaper, or even stitched some PPE, or supported a charity in some way during lockdown, we’d love to hear from you and celebrate these acts of kindness.”

intu Derby is currently operating on a partially open basis. Visitors can still access vital services in-centre including pharmacies and supermarkets including Boots, Sainsbury’s, Superdrug and M&S Foodhall. For further information and the latest Covid-19 stores information, visit www.intu.co.uk/derby/news/covid-19.

To get involved in the centre’s Mental Health Awareness activity and submit an act of kindness story, simply head to www.facebook.com/intuderby/.
The activity is taking place across all intu centres and T&Cs apply, please visit www.intu.co.uk/derby/news/mental-health-awareness-week for further information.
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