Be kind on Thursday and go bowling

A Random Acts of Kindness Day takes place in Liverpool this week and people taking part can go bowling for free at a city centre venue. Tony McDonough reports

Be Kind, PINS
Lydia Halliday and Georgia Gillbanks of PINS with a campaign poster


Thursday, February 17, will be ‘Random Acts of Kindness Day’ in Liverpool – a dedicated day to kindness and taking that extra, conscious step to brighten somebody’s day.

So Lets Talk, a profit for purpose platform supporting the hospitality industry, has teamed up with Liverpool’s PINS Social Club for Random Acts of Kindness Day, to share some kindness across the city

PINS and So Lets Talk will mark the occasion with a series of posters displayed across the city of Liverpool, sharing a random act of kindness with anyone who scans the QR code receiving a free game of bowling for two at the popular Duke Street venue.

The collaboration was inspired by the work of Feel Good Club in Manchester and its Blue Monday campaign and looked to do something similar in Liverpool. Patrick Howley, founder of So Lets Talk said: “It’s been a tough few years for us all.

“To spread a little bit of kindness and cheer, we’re so grateful to have teamed up with PINS Social Club to mark Random Acts of Kindness Day this year. From friends to family, we just want people to get together and have some fun and just provide that little bit of kindness that the world often needs.”

So Lets Talk provides education and support on all aspects of mental, physical and financial health inside of the hospitality industry.

The Platform was created by Patrick Howley in January 2020. Patrick has spent well over a decade in the hospitality industry, where ‘earning his stripes’ led to a destructive cycle of long hours, disrupted sleeping patterns, poor nutrition, high alcohol consumption and recreational drug use.

The decision to create So Lets Talk was inspired by his experiences and lessons learned in not having an avenue for help during his time of need. He hopes to support others in a similar situation.

Daniel Gillbanks, co-founder of PINS Social Club added: “It’s an initiative that’s close to our hearts as our team’s welfare is paramount, especially coming out of such uncertain times. We hope that this week’s campaign will go someway to raising a smile and offer some fun in a gloomy February.”

Spread across three large floors, PINS Social Club offers guests a “truly immersive experience”, with games and activities including 12 lanes of bowling and a multitude of table games to large scale weekend performance events. It is also home to the city’s largest rooftop bar.

Those who scan the QR codes on the posters across the city will be eligible for a free game of bowling for two at PINS Social Club Liverpool on Thursday, February 17, on a first-come, first-served basis.

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