Community champion at Morrisons Gyle shares random acts of kindness with community

A community champion from the Morrisons Gyle store has been carrying out random acts of kindness to try to raise the spirits of the stores community during this difficult time.

By Jacob Farr
Thursday, 4th March 2021, 4:45 pm
Lothian bus driver Steven receiving a random act of kindness from Nadia
Lothian bus driver Steven receiving a random act of kindness from Nadia

Nadia Ahmed, Morrisons Gyle community champion, has been at the forefront of various schemes being rolled out across the Gyle area.

She has in the past helped to organise school meals for vulnerable families during both the October and February break as well as worked alongside other Morrisons champions to deliver coats4kids.

But recently Nadia has been carrying out the stores Random Acts of Kindness campaign.

Nadia Ahmed offering a random act of kindness to Edinburgh vaccine centres

Last week she paid for ambulance service ladies lunches and gifted them some boxes of shortbread to say thank you for their key work.

She has also taken a number of refreshments down to the local vaccine centre, handed out goodies to bus drivers, taxi drivers and other stores.

Nadia also regularly sneaks items into trolleys, baskets and Amazon orders which are paid for by the store, pays for weekly shops at the tills for random customers and most recently used a large donation from a colleague to buy and deliver two weeks worth of shopping for a family who tested positive for Covid and had ran into financial difficulties.

She said: “Doing Random Acts of Kindness is the best part of my job as Community Champion, being able to make people feel special and valued during a time when most of us are feeling low and full of uncertainty by simply handing over a small token just brings me so much joy.

“Random Acts of Kindness from Morrisons Gyle happens at any time - so be aware.”

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