Why did we set up Silk Elephant?
Updated: Mar 18, 2020
After dad died in December 2019, we wanted to create something positive. SILK ELEPHANT is the result - simple acts of loving-kindness (SILK) and a nod to dad with ELEPHANT (small steps - his favourite saying - you can't eat an elephant all at once).
During Dad's 15 month cancer journey, we unexpectedly found that it was often the simple acts of kindness of other people that helped us through the most difficult times. Dad's diagnosis came at a time when we were also coping with my son's mental health issues, so life really was tough.
We were surrounded by love and we shared love in the simplest of things - a text, a call, the offer of a cuppa, food parcels, a Tupperware of soup, a doorstop hug, a Cortado for dad, a message of support for Elliott, the offer of a lift and so many more acts of kindness.