'Little Sunshine' Megan's kindness mission to help others during pandemic

A supermarket has started a new campaign to help plant hope for a better future and spread a little sunshine and cheer.

By Dominic Brown
Friday, 7th May 2021, 8:00 am
Megan Rodd, 14, winner of Morrisons in Heckmondwike's 'Little Sunshine' award
Megan Rodd, 14, winner of Morrisons in Heckmondwike's 'Little Sunshine' award

Morrisons launched “Make Good Things Happen” last month, which has seen the supermarket give away more than 2.5 million sunflower seeds to customers, community groups and schools.

Wendy Clough, community champion at the Heckmondwike store, visited schools including Holy Spirit Catholic Primary and Birstall Primary Academy to help children plant their sunflower seeds.

Mrs Walsh, a teacher at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Dewsbury, said: “Year two at St Joseph’s Dewsbury have been studying plants during their science lessons.

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They planted their sunflower seeds and discussed the best possible place to keep them and what they needed to do in order to help them grow.

“They absolutely loved this activity and they can’t wait to watch their sunflowers grow under their loving care.”

Morrisons is also recognising “Little Sunshines”, who have helped out during the pandemic.

The Heckmondwike store’s Little Sunshine winner is Megan Rodd 14, who started fundraising at just five years old and has amassed £25,000 so far.

In the pandemic she set up Megan’s Kindness Mission and has delivered more than 1,700 food parcels to local families.

She also saved Christmas for one family which was struggling and bought everything from food to presents.

She has done numerous acts of kindness, and even takes treats regularly to Covid testers in the car park near her home.