Sponsored Clyde Swim
We recently featured a page with details of the Sponsored Clyde Swim which we are delighted to say went well and everyone made it home safely as it was quite a turbulent river that day. Robert ‘our’ swimmer has raised £745.00 to date and we thank him for that. We also thank Allana’s and Electricom for displaying his sponsor sheets.
The following is the text of an article due to appear in the Dunoon Observer on 29 June 2012.
What if generosity were a currency?
This was a question posed by the Danish chocolate company Anthon Berg for its ‘Generous Store’ campaign. The company opened a pop-up store for one day in Copenhagen and gave out chocolate as payment to individuals, who promised to perform a generous deed.
Chocolate lovers posted on the company’s Facebook page, sharing promises like “serving breakfast in bed.” Then they picked up their chocolate payment at the store and essentially broadcast to their followers to “pay it forward”. Research suggests that paying it forward is something most people enjoy. Anthon Berg’s ad agency company’s findings showed that seven out of ten people were happy when they did something good for other people. But only one out of ten people ever experienced generosity on a daily basis.
So what can you do?
17 wonderful young people swam the River Clyde on Saturday the 23rd of June; proving their generosity is currency, this was for their friend ‘PK’
‘PK’ has MS, he was a healthy Royal Marine, and no one knows why and when MS will strike. Paul’s exceptional attitude is “live life under all circumstances”, life is not all roses. Hopefully his outlook will bring awareness that healthy diet; lifestyle and positive attitude can turn your life around.
So far his friends have completed the three peaks 24 hour challenge, and now the Clyde swim, PK is with them climbing the hills and swimming the river. The first man home was Chris Ritchie and the first lady Jo Kelly. They were met by a great crowd and a warming cup of Nicola’s soup. PK only asked for a little support…his friends certainly earned their chocolate!
To help Paul achieve his goal go to JustGiving and then click on Robert Murchison to donate.