Be inspired by small acts of kindness

Pledge wall at National Trust Calke Abbey in Derbyshire

Welcome to Calke Abbey's virtual pledge wall, where you'll find lots of inspiration for small acts of kindness – whether you just want to make someone smile, look after your own wellbeing, or have a lasting impact on someone's life.

As part of the HumanKind project, we want to challenge the stigma around loneliness, foster more human connections and encourage small acts of kindness. That's where the Pledge Wall comes in. 

Here, you'll find lots of ideas for good deeds, which we've split into three categories – little pledges that are easy but rewarding, pledges that require a little more time, and big pledges that will have a lasting impact, for you and others. 

If you've been inspired to take out a pledge – or been on the receiving end of kindness – we'd love you to share your stories with us on social media @NTCalkeAbbey with #YourCalke. You never know, you might inspire a chain reaction of kindness. 

Little pledges that go a long way

Pledges for when you have more time

Big pledges to make a big difference

Share your stories of kindness

Whether you've made a pledge yourself, or been on the receiving end of an act of kindness, we'd love to hear about it.

We're collecting stories of kindness as part of the HumanKind project – so drop us a tweet, an email, or even write a letter to tell us about your experiences. Even the smallest acts of kindness can inspire a chain reaction of joy. 

You can find us online @NTCalkeAbbey or using the hashtag #YourCalke, or email us at