Random Act of Kindness – No 15

Today I delivered my 15th Random Act of Kindness! This one made me smile loads as it was my largest one to date – a whopping £50!

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When my loved ones raised £500 for my husband and I to treat ourselves following my operation we made the decision to use the money to do random acts of kindness for complete strangers…
We didn’t want to profit from my diagnosis and the idea of sharing the love and kindness given to us filled us with so much more happiness than spending it on something ever could.

So since then we’ve been handing out envelopes with either a £10 or £20 note inside and the impact has been incredible!! Just read some of the amazing ripples that have started happening…including a bungee jump, press articles and people handing out their own envelopes across the UK!

The number of envelopes I have to hand out continues to grow  thanks to a number of amazing donations!

  •  £30 anonymous donation from the ‘lace maker’.
  •  £40 anonymous donation from ‘D&L’.
  • £60 donation from AngieB Photography.
  • £10 donation from a lady who watched me present.
  • £90 donation from Love Fusion following the auction of two of their paintings.
  • £10 donation from a reader of my blog xxx

I am extremely grateful and blessed to have received these donations which I will pass on to others.

I was listening to our local radio station this morning – the same one that gave me loads of random acts of kindness for me! – and heard that they were launching an appeal to raise money to buy coats for local children after identifying over 600 children who would otherwise be feeling the cold this winter!

As many as 1 in 4 children in parts of Tayside & North East Fife go without the most basic of essentials. That’s hundreds of children on our own doorstep.

Coats for Kids will run throughout October – we have four weeks to raise £30,000 to ensure these kids don’t go cold this winter.

Funds raised will be used to provide a £50 clothing voucher to every qualifying child (as verified by a professional childcare worker), and your support will be acknowledged on our Facebook page.

Can you pledge £50 to keep one of these kids cosy?

I wanted to do something and knew that one of my ‘random acts of kindness’ was the answer.

Recently a friend of mine and local photographer, Angie B, had donated £60 to my pot of funds and so I knew that was exactly what I was going to use to donate to the ‘coats for kids’ campaign.

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If you would like to donate to this amazing cause, you can do so by simply texting COSY to 70808 to donate £5 or visit their webpage.

Together we can make a difference for local children and show them the love and kindness they deserve.

Love and light, Fi xxx

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Tay FM

This week I visited a local radio station, Tay FM, with my mum and dad thinking we had been invited to play their morning show game – aka ‘the one letter game’.

When we arrived we were greated warmly by the two hosts and given a tour of the studios…I have to admit I was a little star struck…it is my favourite radio show and was so amazing to not only see the studio but have the opportunity to record a wee bit too!

Anyway…as it happened we weren’t invited to play the game after all. They’d invited us in under ‘false pretences‘.

What they had actually planned was for me to talk about this blog, and for my dad to talk about me and my approach to my diagnosis. If that wasn’t exciting enough…you know I love an excuse to raise awareness…they then surprised me with a whole host of wonderful gifts donated by local businesses in response to my first random act of kindness!!! How incredible is that! Needless to say everyone had tears in their eyes, except for me who was in shock for a good few days!

The lovely gifts included…

A facial, use of the spa facilities and afternoon tea for two at The Apex Hotel in Dundee.

Dinner for 8 at The Tonic Bar in Dundee – the place I gave out my first RAK envelope!

A bouquet of gorgeous pink flowers from Loramana Flowers.

A new outfit, handbag AND pair of shoes from Mandi Candi Boutique!

AND…a pair of tickets to see ‘The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil’ at Dundee Rep Theatre…and to meet the cast and have a tour!

How incredible is that! I am totally blown away by the awesomeness and community spirit of the wonderful place I live! Thank you everyone!

If you would like to watch me on the radio show you can do so here.

Wow! I’m still in shock three days later! I can’t believe that my first random act of kindness has achieved so much not just for me today (which was not unintended…that’s why I gave away the money I was gifted) but for many others too.

What a wonderful world 💕🦄

Love and light, Fi xxx 

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Race For Life (video)

Today was incredible!

​Today 22 of my dearest friends and loved ones from all areas of my life – including my mum, sister and dad (in a wig!) – came together to pull on their running shoes and run the local 5km Race for Life and I couldn’t be more proud!

I felt absolutely showered with love and support. I don’t think I can ever put into words how special all of these awesome ladies made me feel by giving up their Sunday to help raise money for cancer research! And not just any Sunday either, it’s also Father’s Day today!

I am truly blessed to know such wonderful women!

And do you know what’s even more awesome?…between them they raised over £5000! How insanely awesome is that?!

I could go on and on about how grateful I am but instead I’ll let the photos do the talking for once. I could actually cry with how happy these pictures make me!

Oh and yes, of course, I was dressed like a bumble bee and I even had a mini bumble bee friend with me!…bumble bees are very special to me and play an important role in motivating me on my journey.

Love and light to everyone, Fi xxx

Bald is beautiful – it’s all about embracing the new look 💕

Hubby sporting the most awesome Tshirt in the world!

Ex-colleagues who traveled two hours to show their support!

Ex-volunteering buddy!

Friends and an ex-colleague who is also my much loved companion on my chemo days!

Hypnotherapy buddies!

Ex-colleague and neighbour!Soul sister!

My amazing parents!

Mini support sporting her home made support banner 💕

Seeing my parents finish the race 💕

The post run picnic 💕

The grand total raised by all the ladies running today was an amazing £226k!!!

You can still donate – every penny counts! Thank you!

Together we will beat cancer sooner xxx


Press: A Reporter Comes for a Cuppa…

Busy (and tiring) day today…aside from usual hospital stuff I had a journalist from Tay FM come round to our house for a cuppa this afternoon wanting a chat about my story to raise awareness for World Cancer Day this Thursday – apparently it’s going to every radio station in Scotland (no pressure then!)


You can listen to me talk about my journey so far here. I hope you like it.

love and light, Fi xx