Coping when loved ones are across the oceans

Coping when loved ones are across the oceans

In this week's KindnessCan podcast, Jane Linley-Thomas and Paul Bushell talk about coping in lockdown when loved ones are thousands of kilometres away and there's no longer the option of hopping on a plane to see them.

Paul Bushell and sister Amy

Jane and Paul talk with Paul's little sister all the way from Melbourne, Australia. Amy tells us all about her experience of facing a global pandemic and dealing with a national lockdown far away from home and the people that she loves.

Amy also talks about her charitable event, Across the Oceans, and how it has brought people around the world together for a good South African cause.

Across the Oceans is an international running event for charity. On Saturday 22 August people are invited to walk or run as far as they can, post your pictures to the Across the Oceans Facebook page and make a donation.

This year, the proceeds will be going to Home Meah, a home for abandoned children in South Africa.

Listen via the link below.

Meanwhile, a few weeks ago Jane and Paul caught up with Mango Groove's Claire Johnston. Claire was just 17 years-old when she joined Mango Groove. She has since recorded six studio albums with the band, toured extensively, and released two solo albums. Claire talks about Mango Groove, her big South African moments, her favourite songs, meeting Madiba, the power of music, and living through a lockdown with her precious pug - who makes a surprise appearance at the end! The special star encourages South African's to hold on and see how special, resilient and magical we really are as a nation.

For more from the KindnessCan team, listen to past episodes below.

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