Jim was furloughed during the 2020 lockdown, but instead of chilling like a can of soda he jumped in his canoe to begin a clean up operation of Grimsby’s historic waterway, the River Freshney.
Known locally as the ‘Canoe River Cleaner’, Jim’s voyage continues to provide a cleaner habitat for wildlife and a natural beauty spot that Grimbarian’s can be proud of.
Thanks for pushing the boat out, Jim… you’re a legend!
We love celebrating everyday folk that are taking Good Deeds to whole new heights. Mike Miller-Smith is doing this every day.
Mike’s dream of being a commercial pilot was cut short when he was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, a neurological condition that has taken away his ability to move. Despite this, Mike took his passion for flying and founded Aerobility, a charity that offers thousands of disabled people from across the world a chance to fly a plane.
Keep on flying, Mike!
We love celebrating everyday folk who serve up good deeds by the forkful. Shannon McAuliffe is doing this every day.
Shannon is a skilled chef who found himself with time on his hands and no one to cook for when he was placed on furlough.
Not one to sit on his hands, he founded Feed The Nation - an initiative which provides good food to the people who need it most.
Never stop cooking, Shannon!
The latest member to join our family of real-life Soda Folk Heroes is Krishna Raghvani, who was nominated by work colleague Hannah, who describes Krishna as “one of the most selfless people I have ever had the fortune of meeting”.
Krishna constantly looks for ways to give back to the community, whether that be through volunteering at homeless shelters in London, raising awareness for Black Lives Matter and minority groups in her workplace or organising fundraising events for worthwhile causes such as women's refuges. At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, she immediately signed up to help vulnerable people in her local community by delivering prescriptions and helping people with their grocery shopping.
Thank you Krishna!