Hi Readers,

Just another magic Monday right?!

How are you all feeling? How was your week? Pretty deep questions, but don’t worry I’m not a therapist. I’m just here to share the collective burden of working in the social impact sector, it can be pretty damn depressing sometimes.

But fear not, because I’m also here to give you a boost! Whether you work in the social impact sector or not, whether you’re pretty good at being productive or not, we all need a bit of good news every now and then to keep us going and make the most of our hours, rather than counting them down!

So, without further ado, here is your small burst and weekly roundup of positive news to start your week as you mean to go on, ready to kick the world’s butt.

*The Metropolitan Police have launched their annual Christmas appeal to collect toys and donations in order provide presents for children who may not otherwise receive any. The children are currently being cared for by foster parents, in residential care homes, in refuges, in hospitals, or are children from low-income families. Last year they received over 19,000 donations and are hoping to top it this year! If you can help, follow the link above 😊

*To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989, the Scottish Children and Young People's Commissioner is asking for a #7wordstory to highlight how you feel about human rights and what they stand for. Here are a few of my favourites:

  • Right to learn through nature for all – @MurieannRanta
  • Children should be seen, heard and loved! - @StaceMarko
  • Rights Then, Rights Just Now, Rights Always - @KaneKane2014

*The ChildFair State Inquiry successfully completed its second session last week in collaboration with Leaders Unlocked. This time, we developed the young leader's understanding of the welfare state, looking at how they want to connect with other young people and started to design their research project. Watch this space to see how it all unfolds!

*Stainforth4all have highlighted the people of Fishlake coming together to provide flood relief efforts! Jevon Perkins is one of the young volunteers who has given his time working for the community every day before and during the recent floods. It’s so great to see communities putting everything aside and coming together in times of need.


That’s it from me, I hope you enjoyed this week’s edition of #makethemostofmonday. If you did, please share it using the hashtag above! If you feel you’re doing something super positive that should be included in next week's edition, drop us a line at [email protected]. I hope you have a lovely rest of your week and this has inspired you to not only keep going until Friday, but to give it your best possible shot 😊