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Bethany

Bethany

Name: Bethany Hughes
Age: 18
Year of the Fix: 2014
Location: Falmouth
Campaign: To make people smile through acts of kindness

When you make somebody smile, you automatically feel good.

It’s this positive feeling that my team and I wanted to spread when we held our Good Gestures Day.

On this uplifting occasion we gave out free high-fives, fist bumps, handshakes and hugs to members of the public.

Ours was one of a number of events taking place as part of National Good Gestures Day.

The inspiration behind this campaign was one of my best friends, Stephen Sutton, who had incurable cancer.

Despite this, he never stopped living his life to the full and remaining positive.

I’m studying at university in Falmouth and want to continue to spread Stephen’s message - that we all need to live our lives being as happy as we can be.

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

Emily Duncan Amie Wheeldon
Charlotte Rule Anna John
Olive Kelly Alex Morgan
Kate Marler Rebecca Smyth
Olivia Nustedt Sean Young
Aishani Copley Jack Barrett
Ludo McCormick Olivia Nustedt
Phoebe Addison-Jones Rachel Maybery

Falmouth Students' Union

The team at Falmouth Students’ Union are supporting our Fix. They’re promoting our event and helping us to recruit young people to take part.

May 2015

After the success of last year's event, I'm leading National Good Gestures Day in Falmouth again on May 16th.

 

May 2014

Our National Good Gestures Day event was held on Market Strand in Falmouth Town Centre on Saturday 10th May and was featured in the West Briton Newspaper.

 

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

 

The event went incredibly well! It was lovely to be out there getting everyone involved and it gave me such a nice feeling when people responded well to what we were doing.

 

Our event was attended by Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton, who commented:

 

'Stephen's positive attitude in spreading happiness in the face of such adversity is truly inspirational. I am sure that these events across the country have been just as succesful, but this is a strong testament of the kindness and generosity of the people of Falmouth.'

 

We also had some really good feedback from the public at the event:

 

'I think this is really nice because being in a university town a lot of people have negative views of students. It's nice that young people can get out and show that we're not all bad apples!'

 

'It's nice that young people are doing good gestures. I think it's a great idea. If I make you happy then you make somebody else happy and that's the way the world goes round!'

 

'It feels fantastic having a free gesture! It makes the students look good.'

 

'It feels awesome having a free hug. Hugs are good for everyone surely. I got a free hug and a free high-five and I feel great!'


Scroll down to see photos from the event.

 

The Fixers group in Falmouth celebrate National Good Gestures Day.

 Fixers hand out hugs in Market Square

 

Fixers from the event are interviewed.


News of the event and our campaign has appeared in the local press. Click here to read the article in the West Briton Newspaper and click on the image below to read the story in the Falmouth Packet.

 

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