Grow The Good With Sunbites #GoodGrows

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I have a new giveaway for you today, but first I want to tell you a bit about the Sunbites #GoodGrows campaign and what I got up to when they challenged me to do a good deed.

 

Grow the Good with Sunbites

 

Sunbites believes that one small act of goodness can inspire others to do the same, having a ripple effect that turns into a wave of good. Whether the initial act is a move to improve the environment, volunteering for charity or inviting your colleague on your lunchtime stroll, we believe that #GoodGrows, and we would like to seed some goodness back into Britain!

 

As someone who thinks that kind is one of the very best things a person can be, I love the whole idea of Sunbites’ #GoodGrows campaign. A ripple effect of kind and caring acts is definitely something that I can get behind.

 

Chilli Plant and Sunbites Grainwaves sun ripened sweet chilli flavour

 

As I mentioned above, Sunbites challenged me to do a good deed and I did. Well actually I did one and it felt so good, that my ‘good’ deed had a ripple effect on me as well and I did a few more.

 

My main good deed was to do a random act of kindness, something that I have wanted to do for ages but felt a little shy about doing. I do kind things for people when the opportunity arises all the time, but actively seeking out a stranger to approach like this, made me strangely nervous.

 

I wrote a message on a post-it which I sellotaped to an envelope. Inside the envelope was enough money to pay for someone’s car park ticket. I parked opposite the car parking meter, so that I could catch someone before they bought their ticket. The Tween who was in the car with me helped to keep look out, someone arrived quickly though.

 

random act of kindness

 

I ran over and gave her the envelope and explained it was a random act of kindness and she was so grateful and said thank you. She still looked a bit shocked as we drove out of the car park, as she waved again to thank me.

 

So how did it feel? Embarrassing at first ha, but then pretty warm and fuzzy and all that jazz. I was on a bit of a high for the rest of the day. Since then I’ve arranged to give school uniform that we don’t need to another Mum to use, I’ve sorted a huge pile of clothes (some with the labels still on..) for charity and I’ve given someone a lot of advice, links to helpful sites and help on starting their own blog.

 

The Sunbites team are doing their own part to give back to society and deliver goodness around the world with their #GoodGrows campaign. They have partnered with CARE International to launch the ‘Light Her Path’ initiative, aimed at improving the lives of women and children around the world by providing the education they deserve. This fantastic initiative helps in a lot of ways, including building eco-friendly learning centres that are powered by solar panels. You can find out more about this on the Sunbites website.

 

There’s a little bit of taste good and do good in every bite.

 

Solar power bank

 

If you would like to do a little good for the environment yourself, then we have the perfect competition for you! Not only can you win your own solar-powered phone charger, but also a hamper of delicious Sunbites Grain waves.

 

Sunbites giveaway prize

 

To win, all you need to do is enter via the Gleam widget below.

 

UK Only, any entries completed below will enter you into the giveaway, you do not need to complete all options in order to be able to win, but each additional entry option will give you more entries into the giveaway. My usual terms and conditions can be found here  A Cornish Mum’s Competition Terms and Conditions.

 

Good Luck and do feel free to bookmark my competitions page for future giveaways.

Stevie x

 

Sunbites Hamper + Solar Charger

 

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126 Comments

  1. Tracy Nixon
    6 September 2018 / 9:07 am

    I found an iphone when out walking my dog recently and managed to get it back to the owner after calling her ‘mum’ from the list of contacted stored on it. Her mum told me where her daughter lived so I could take it back to her – which I did!

  2. iain maciver
    6 September 2018 / 9:32 am

    I do things for others every day

  3. joanne beale
    6 September 2018 / 10:00 am

    I’m a carer for my father-in-law so I have do carry out kind things everyday

  4. Lynn Hughes
    6 September 2018 / 10:12 am

    Nice prize

  5. Laura Banks
    6 September 2018 / 11:03 am

    i work in a chemist and have taken urgent medication to people on my walk home fom work when the delivery driver has finished for the day a patient gave me a bottle of wine once for being so helpful

  6. Peter Watson
    6 September 2018 / 11:40 am

    I take the bins out for my neighbour who is a disabled pensioner.

  7. jo liddement
    6 September 2018 / 12:23 pm

    I have been giving my friends and neighbours vegetables that i have growing on my allotment. It has been a bumper year and there is far too much for my family so it’s nice to pass some nice fresh produce on to others.

  8. pete c
    6 September 2018 / 12:35 pm

    have backed their car out of a very tight parking spot when they felt unable to do so

    • 6 September 2018 / 3:40 pm

      Ha I have been the person needing this sort of help before ;) very kind!

  9. Ritchie
    6 September 2018 / 1:47 pm

    I cut my elderly neighbour’s grass.

  10. Hayley Colburn
    6 September 2018 / 2:10 pm

    We give away lots of things we no longer use on the local Freecycle pages, especially things like baby items as you tend to find a lot of new mums needing these kind of things and they can be so expensive when they mount up to buy new

    • 6 September 2018 / 3:41 pm

      I love this, we’ve given things away on there before too and people are so grateful :)

  11. Annabel Greaves
    6 September 2018 / 3:01 pm

    I used to enjoy helping out at a special school paly scheme when I was younger x

  12. andrea tinkler
    6 September 2018 / 3:03 pm

    I am naturally a nice giving person. I once paid a young girls pet bill even though i had never met her. i worked as a nurse for 32 years so I reckon i must be an angel lol

  13. Nigel Soper
    6 September 2018 / 4:15 pm

    I sometimes let my wife drive my car; you can’t get more sacrificial that that

  14. Sue McCarthy
    6 September 2018 / 4:44 pm

    I gave an elderly man a left home from the supermarket. He’d had a stroke and uses a walking frame now.

  15. Katie
    6 September 2018 / 4:57 pm

    Ah, that’s so kind of you! I saw a man with lots of bags who looked homeless. I asked if he was ok and he said he hadn’t eaten in 48hrs as his partner had kicked him out. I suggested he go to a shelter. I said that I couldn’t give him money but I did pop into Sainsbury’s and I bought him a sandwich, which he was very grateful for.

  16. 6 September 2018 / 5:43 pm

    I look after my little grandson every day and have done for the last four years so his mummy and daddy can work. Before then I looked after an elderly lady and kept her company as she was lonely.

  17. SUSAN JONES
    6 September 2018 / 6:27 pm

    succulent,tasty,nutritious,a versatile food,and quite delicious.

  18. MARK HOPKINS
    6 September 2018 / 7:31 pm

    I often volunteer at one of my local charity shops.

  19. jules Eley
    6 September 2018 / 8:17 pm

    I looked after my Dad when he was poorly, I cooked his meals every night and dropped them round, making him cups of tea until he felt better.

  20. Solange
    6 September 2018 / 11:47 pm

    I paid for a stranger’s lunch when she realised she had forgotten her purse at the till.

  21. Ruth Harwood
    7 September 2018 / 7:19 am

    I’ve been putting up a friend who was evicted due to Universal Credit for the last two weeks and possibly for the next month or so – lucky I have a comfy couch for him lol!

  22. Angela Treadway
    7 September 2018 / 10:48 am

    someone was in thier car at the side of the road yesterday so i offered if they needed any help x

  23. Sheena Batey
    7 September 2018 / 11:06 am

    Worked a colleagues shift when they were unwell so they could go home

  24. Kristyn Harris
    7 September 2018 / 12:39 pm

    I found good karma by helping the eldery neighbours of my grandmother with their errands!

  25. Kim M
    7 September 2018 / 1:48 pm

    I love baking – have far too much so I’m always giving it away to neighbours and my daughter and partner take lots to work x

  26. Tracey Argent
    7 September 2018 / 2:00 pm

    I have done my elderly neighbours gardening this summer as he has not felt well enough to do it

  27. Carolyn
    7 September 2018 / 4:25 pm

    I have been walking dogs for other people. Cooking for OAP s and lending an ear.

  28. Karen Hughes
    7 September 2018 / 5:20 pm

    I once gave an old lady a lift home from the supermarket becacause she had missed her bus and recently I gave the shopper in front of me money off vouchers at the till at Farmfoods because she said she had forgotten hers.

  29. Susan B
    7 September 2018 / 7:06 pm

    I feed cats and water plants for neighbours when they are away.

  30. Catherine Bullas
    7 September 2018 / 9:37 pm

    i have paid for peoples shopping before when they realise they don’t have enough cash on them to pay for it.

  31. Chris Andrews
    8 September 2018 / 3:50 pm

    Tell us about something kind that you have done for someone else in the past?

    l took my friend to a spa day when she was not feeling too well to boost her up

  32. Michelle Smith
    8 September 2018 / 5:44 pm

    I helped a lady cross the road because she had a walking stick and was struggling.

  33. Janet Birkin
    8 September 2018 / 9:20 pm

    I share my smiles

  34. Charlene Merrall
    8 September 2018 / 9:45 pm

    I give away a lot of items from my house for free, pretty home accessories etc as I love to declutter and havent got the patience for selling!

  35. Susan Smith
    8 September 2018 / 9:50 pm

    I always see to a little lady, make sure she is ok and help her out, when i can. she tries to be as independant as she can and wont admit she needs help, but i work my way around her

  36. Alica
    9 September 2018 / 1:32 pm

    I think I am a kind person in general and like to be nice every day to someone. Friends and family usually get something good every day :)

  37. Liz T
    9 September 2018 / 3:58 pm

    When I was 14 I found an expensive diamond watch on the pavement and handed it into the police (who traced the old lady) who had lost it).

  38. Zoey P
    10 September 2018 / 6:01 am

    Had clear out of wardrobe, but instead of taking to charity shop dropped round to friend who’s hard up, she loved the bag and what she didn’t have went to the local church

  39. Jo m welsh
    10 September 2018 / 7:01 am

    When my neighbour needs something I get it when I’m in town for her.

  40. Lindsey Stuart
    10 September 2018 / 10:33 am

    My lovely neighbour recently had a hip replacement so I have seen to all of his gardening and housework at the weekends, he is on the mend now and fit to do his gardening,I know if I was in his position he would have helped me out too :)

  41. Tracy Newton
    10 September 2018 / 6:35 pm

    Today I asked another school Mam if she would like me to pick her son up from school and take him to a party. Then drop him off at home afterwards.

  42. Catherine Bullas
    10 September 2018 / 8:39 pm

    Collect friends kids and look after them if friends need a break, have appointments to go to.

  43. Tina Mansfield
    10 September 2018 / 10:28 pm

    It is nice to do things for other people and I like to do little jobs for my neighbours

  44. Lorna Ledger
    11 September 2018 / 10:31 am

    I look after and clean our local park, and serve on the parks events

  45. olivia Kirby
    11 September 2018 / 10:53 am

    I help people at work as I’m the only one qualified so far and sometimes they find things difficult.

  46. Tina H
    11 September 2018 / 12:09 pm

    I do lots of volunteer work with the elderly and animal shelters

  47. Anonymous
    11 September 2018 / 1:47 pm

    I witnessed an 87 year old gent collapsing at a bus stop recently so I called an ambulance and stayed with him keeping him calm until they arrived and I was able to tell them what had happened. I often wonder if he is ok, I hope so.

  48. tamara foster
    12 September 2018 / 12:07 pm

    I carried my old neighbours bags home a few weeks ago and than took her dog for a walk on our local beach a few times after that.

  49. Jenn starr
    12 September 2018 / 6:04 pm

    That’s such a lovely thing to do!!

  50. Amanda tanner
    12 September 2018 / 9:37 pm

    Ive been a volunteer for my local dogs home for the last 12 years

  51. Iris Tilley
    12 September 2018 / 10:15 pm

    I’ve bought 3 veterans a pint each cos I overheard them talking about their time in the war. I really felt stupid and silly but did it anyway

  52. Debbie Finnerty
    13 September 2018 / 11:02 am

    I regularly buy extra bits in my shopping to hand them in to my elderly neighbour over the winter as she struggles to get out to the shops in bad weather.

  53. nicola rupawala
    13 September 2018 / 2:35 pm

    paid someones parking

  54. Caroline Huby
    15 September 2018 / 11:51 am

    I try do a nice things each day everything makes the world a nicer place!

  55. Tina edwards
    15 September 2018 / 5:41 pm

    i look after my grandchildren twice a week for my daughter and this includes the school run for the eldest grandchild, ive offered my services to several of the mums at the school as they all have busy lives and they all appreciate having someone to pick up or drop off their child if they need a helping hand, and i love having a house full of young children again

  56. Samantha Atherton
    16 September 2018 / 11:36 am

    I was in a charity shop a few days ago when I noticed a man on a mobility scooter gazing disappointedly through the window. A went out side to ask if he was okay and he explained that he really wanted the cookery book in the window but knew he couldn’t navigate his scooter through this particular shop. So I went inside and bought it for him, he was delighted.

  57. A.E. ADKINS
    16 September 2018 / 8:15 pm

    I paid towards a weeks rent for a homeless guy at the shelter, I didn’t give him the money directly though!

  58. Andrea Upton
    16 September 2018 / 9:15 pm

    Pass on clothes the children have grown out of, left vegetables from the garden on neighbours doorsteps, cooked a meal for someone who was unwell.

  59. Jayne Townson
    17 September 2018 / 3:00 pm

    I try my best to do something kind every day, such as helping a neighbour, giving up my place in the queue or carrying someone’s shopping. I think the kindest thing I’ve ever managed was to help an elderly lady out that had broken down on a busy road.

  60. Christopher Read
    17 September 2018 / 6:33 pm

    Volunteered to help at a playscheme over the school holidays.

  61. Sheila Reeves (CakeReev)
    18 September 2018 / 4:23 pm

    I’ve recently gone round the multi-storey car park looking for an older ladys’ car – found it too!

  62. 18 September 2018 / 7:46 pm

    i like to do my bit, recycle, i’m also vegan and don’t buy products tested on animals, i also donate to animals asia!

  63. Rebecca Nisbet
    18 September 2018 / 11:21 pm

    i just try and be kind everyday. I saw an elderly man fall in the town a little while ago, he was very embarrassed so we had a little joke whilst we waited for an ambulance to come.

  64. Carole Nott
    19 September 2018 / 1:20 pm

    i helped care for a friend after an operation

  65. greig spencer
    20 September 2018 / 6:42 am

    PAID FOR NEXT PERSONS IN LINES SHOPPING

  66. JULIE WARD
    20 September 2018 / 11:55 pm

    Made my partners tea for 2 nights in a row, thats a miracle to him

  67. Laura Turner
    21 September 2018 / 9:47 am

    I do a lot of gardening for my elderly neighbour and applied successfully for Attendence Allowance for him getting him an extra 200 pounds a month.

  68. Michelle Ferguson
    23 September 2018 / 9:44 am

    I worked Christmas Eve last year so a colleague could have the day with his kids

  69. Ursula Hunt
    24 September 2018 / 11:37 am

    I gave my sister my old car

  70. Maggie Ali
    25 September 2018 / 11:26 am

    I volunteered full time at a school for 1.5 year.

  71. Katie J Blackmore
    25 September 2018 / 5:00 pm

    I’ve given our fast passes for theme parks to other families so they can also enjoy the day

  72. Tricia cowell
    25 September 2018 / 6:10 pm

    I volunteer regularly to help with soup runs for the homeless

  73. James Travis
    25 September 2018 / 6:47 pm

    Help fix someones computer

  74. Emma Middleton
    25 September 2018 / 9:02 pm

    I found £20 on the street while out for a walk, I then bumped into a homeless guy who asked for some help so I gave him the £20 to get food and help towards accommodation, I believe this was written in the cards somewhere which is why I found it in the first place

  75. Sam Parkes
    25 September 2018 / 10:48 pm

    Volunteer twice a week in school reading with the children

  76. Judith Allen
    27 September 2018 / 8:02 pm

    Not so able now (pesky MS) so I’m not so useful for physical help now, but it’s good to pass on any unneeded items to charity shops.

  77. Jodie Green
    28 September 2018 / 12:38 pm

    We donate to our local children charities, toys, clothes, books (we have 7 children so lots to donate too!)

  78. 28 September 2018 / 7:32 pm

    Gave bags of unused baby stuff (most of which I’d been given myself) to a local teen mum that was struggling. I’d been given lots when I had my twins so wanted to share the love.

  79. Ann Skamarauskas
    28 September 2018 / 8:17 pm

    saw a guy on the train trying to buy his daughter a sandwich and drink but the card machine didnt work, so I paid for it for him……later on the Virgin announcer asked me to go back to the shop and gave me a bottle of wine….so cool of them :)

  80. Rebecca Whatmore
    28 September 2018 / 8:40 pm

    I am currently working on a stall for a fete to raise money for charity.

  81. Alison Furber
    29 September 2018 / 8:16 am

    I think kindness is something that isn’t thought about but is just done! Helping people, opening doors, letting people sit in your seat on a bus or train etc…. . Many kind things are done by people everyday, my self included. But it isn’t jotted in a notebook as kindness should be a gesture like saying please and thank you. ❤️

  82. Victoria Prince
    29 September 2018 / 10:52 am

    I paid the bus fare for a disabled lady who didn’t have a bus pass and only had a card (no cash) and didn’t realise that they only accepted contactless cards, of which hers was not!

  83. Kelly Hirst
    29 September 2018 / 11:06 am

    I havent done anything grand but I like to think stopping to chat to the elderly, or smiling at someone who looks sad, being a shoulder to cry on and smaller acts of everyday kindness have a much bigger effect :)

  84. Sheri Darby
    29 September 2018 / 11:14 am

    Shopping for an elderly neighbour

  85. jacqui graham
    29 September 2018 / 11:27 am

    I shop and clean for my mum and dad, and take my elderly neighbour to the supermarket, as she liked to pick her own shopping (plus it gets her out if the house for a few hours). I collect my sisters children from school and give them their tea Wednesday to Friday, when she is at work.

  86. paula cheadle
    29 September 2018 / 1:43 pm

    I take my neighbour to shop, hospital and doctor’s etc, whenever she needs to go

  87. Ellen Stafford
    29 September 2018 / 3:04 pm

    I have helped an old lady go for a little walk. She had not long recovered from a stroke and was 92. We had a lovely chat.

  88. Derek Wilson
    29 September 2018 / 6:23 pm

    I swapped my annual leave days with someone at work last week – she couldn’t get the time off so I let her have mine. Not a *huge* act of kindness, but an important one for her :-)

  89. Elizabeth Gaskell
    29 September 2018 / 7:55 pm

    I’m a Literacy Volunteer at my local primary school. My kids are all grown up now but I love sitting with the year 1s- they are a joy. To know I’m making a difference is very rewarding, especially with the children who obviously don’t get any chance to read at home. I’d recommend it to anyone with a couple of hours to spare.

  90. sallyanne rose
    29 September 2018 / 9:19 pm

    Pass on clothes the children have grown out of, left vegetables from the garden on neighbours doorstep

  91. Jules page
    30 September 2018 / 6:56 am

    I’m a carer for the elderly so hope I’m always kind, I do make them cakes as a treat.

  92. Kirsty Woods
    30 September 2018 / 8:01 am

    I helped a man on a mobility scooter that could not get past a sign that had fallen across the path in the wind

  93. Danielle Pooley
    30 September 2018 / 8:08 am

    A lady who was paying for her shopping in the queue I was in, was short by a couple of pounds so I gave her the money. She was so grateful & couldn’t say thank you enough!

  94. brenda heads
    30 September 2018 / 8:16 am

    I sort my neighbours bins out and put them out for the bin men, she keeps putting the things in the wrong bins and gettting ‘ticketed’

  95. A S,Edinburgh
    30 September 2018 / 8:48 am

    Read over friends’ application letters, to help them get a little perspective on what sounds good to a reader, and find any mistakes.

  96. Denise walton
    30 September 2018 / 9:22 am

    I look after my lovely neighbors little dog while she’s away

  97. Kim Neville
    30 September 2018 / 10:55 am

    Helping my elderly neighbour with food shopping

  98. Paula T
    30 September 2018 / 11:19 am

    I regularly send friends flowers or boxes of chocolates when they have had a rubbish mum day. I don’t like to talk of things done for strangers as I feel like when you tell people about it, it’s for your own self esteem and not about the well-being of the other person x

  99. Allan Fullarton
    30 September 2018 / 11:33 am

    Nice prize

  100. zoe somerfield
    30 September 2018 / 12:05 pm

    I take my neighbours bin down for collection, I’ve done that for the last 15 years and keep the snow (when we have it) off her path

  101. Laura Pritchard
    30 September 2018 / 12:35 pm

    I’ve given friends lots of my old baby clothes!

  102. Charlotte Wilde
    30 September 2018 / 1:35 pm

    helped my friends at work with job application letters and helped them practice for interviews

  103. Jeanette Leighton
    30 September 2018 / 2:29 pm

    I always hold doors for people or open doors for old people

  104. Kay Broomfield
    30 September 2018 / 2:39 pm

    I run a random acts of kindness blog so I try and do at least one RAOK a week. Little thing like buying the next person at Costa their coffee, or picking litter when we go to the park. It all adds up and people mostly pay it forward too.

  105. Carole Nott
    30 September 2018 / 3:15 pm

    I have done lots of baby sitting for members of my family

  106. Sarah Pope
    30 September 2018 / 3:24 pm

    I paid for somebody’s greetings card postage when they arrived at the post office just before closing time and realised they had forgotten their purse.

  107. Stev Rigby
    30 September 2018 / 4:56 pm

    I looked after my flatmate when he got a kidney stone!

  108. Lucy Fallon
    30 September 2018 / 5:06 pm

    caring for my mum

  109. Lia Burns
    30 September 2018 / 5:26 pm

    I go to my elderly neighbours house twice a week to clean for her as she has limited mobility, in return I get tea and biscuits and a much needed chat

  110. CAROL PATRICK
    30 September 2018 / 5:54 pm

    Holiday boarded a friend’s parrot & with patience & lots of treats, trained it not to attack people’s fingers.

  111. Janine
    30 September 2018 / 6:03 pm

    I’m a full time carer and always help other people out with lifts to the GP and hospital appointments

  112. 30 September 2018 / 6:23 pm

    I visited a disabled lady my mum usually cares for whilst mum was away on holiday. I took her some chocolate as a treat, and she was so grateful! I was there to feed her cat, do anything she needed around the bungalow – i just took the chocolate for her without really thinking about it as it seemed a nice thing to do. you would have thought she’s won the lotto! She was so chuffed, and so was I.

  113. tracy sinclair
    30 September 2018 / 7:34 pm

    I have been teaching my neighbour how to use a computer, she comes into mine a few times a week and we sit for a couple of hours, hard cause she is a total beginner but getting there.

  114. Tiff Jordan
    30 September 2018 / 7:54 pm

    I pass on my car park ticket by taping it to the ticket machine, or tuck my day-rider bus pass in the timetable at the bus stop for someone else to find and use x

  115. zoe brown
    30 September 2018 / 9:43 pm

    ive done lots in the past fundraising events for local causes run stalls at open days and fete but now im looking after my mum she has stage 5 kidney failure and on dialysis so spending all my time with her

  116. Sarah Robinson
    30 September 2018 / 10:44 pm

    I have been helping my mum and dad with their new puppy!

  117. Stevey H
    30 September 2018 / 10:48 pm

    I once found a wallet in a club and managed to reunite it with its owner.

  118. Natalie Crossan
    30 September 2018 / 11:53 pm

    Caring for my mother x

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