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Adam Coles - To spread happiness through good gestures - Sheffield

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Adam C

Adam C

Name: Adam Coles
Age: 19
Year of the Fix: 2014
Location: Sheffield
Campaign: To spread happiness through good gestures

We think being kind to one another makes the world a better place.

 

Therefore with Fixers, we organised a Good Gestures Day in Fargate, Sheffield on Saturday 10th May.

 

As part of a national campaign, it involved offering members of the public free high-fives, handshakes, hugs and fist bumps to brighten up their day.

 

The event is inspired by our friend Stephen Sutton, who despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer chose to be positive and spread happiness to others around him through kind actions.

 

Stephen held the original Good Gestures Day in Birmingham in November 2013. 

 

I’m now at university in Sheffield but went to the same school as Stephen growing up. He was such a kind-hearted person and always put others first.

 

If he could find the motivation after everything he went through, then we can make the effort  to spread his message of positivity to the streets of Sheffield.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with my Fix:

 

Dongkyu Kim

Jack McCormick

Louis Goring

Aaron James

Alison Croney

Andras Josln

Camille Lee-Owen

Hannah Lewis

John Lea Wilson

Lucy Taplin

Ryan Phillips

September 2014

Myself and fellow Fixer Sam Thomas attended the Labour Party Conference in Manchester and took part in a Fixers debate with Tristram Hunt MP, Shadow Education Minister, on social action.

We also had the opportunity to speak to Mr Hunt and an assembled audience about our projects.

Sam and I seated at far right during
Fixers Debate at Labour Party Conference

 

April 2014

Our National Good Gestures Day event was held in Fargate, Sheffield city centre on Saturday 10th May.

 

Click here to find out more about National Good Gestures Day 2014.

 

Responses were really positive and people enjoyed the campaign. The public were familiar with Stephen's story - lots of people turned up and everything went really well.

 

You can read feedback from the public below:

 

'Good Gestures Day is a great idea- we should have more people like you!'

 

'It's a great idea! It makes people aware to other people's situations which then leads to support.'

 

'Great idea. Very inspiring young man and project.'

 

The group of Fixers prepare to give out good gestures in Sheffield

 

A story about our campaign and event was featured in the Sheffield Star newspaper. Click the image below to read.

 

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