A little late, but here’s my account of our World record breaking hug marathon, which we undertook just before Xmas in 2017 to raise awareness for the ever increasing homelessness crisis in the UK – and to promote our effort to bring communities together to support societies most vulnerable ourselves, as the UK government is ignoring them. Everyone can get involved and find effective ways to help people who are homeless near them to begin building a better future on The Brighter Tomorrow Map
1) Is it an official World Record? a) Maybe. Our main camera our GoPro was on low quality to save space, and the quality makes it difficult to see the clock. If anyone is good enough to clean the footage up and make the clock visible, then we can submit it, although it looks too poor to recover.
I was talking to an old friend the other day, he was complaining at me for not having a house, stable job, wife, kids, etc. My explanation why seemed to satisfy him, and so I thought some of you guys might find it interesting as well.
The new website and app are designed to put you, our members, at the centre of our action and decision making. We need strong and clear foundations to keep focused on the original mission and vision to create a friendlier, safer and happier world.. I hope these are good enough, i’d love your feedback x
Simon Kuznets, who in 1937 created the GDP + GNP metric stated “the welfare of a nation can scarcely be inferred from a measurement of national income as defined by the GDP”. He never intended a limited single industry metric to be used by nations how it is today
It’s as if most bloggers, media and news sites have reached a point where they’ve realised there really is no down-side in misrepresenting, or simply inventing facts to support their stories. If it agrees with their beliefs most readers will share it anyway, and those who do call it out only increases the attention they get ..and of course in turn their profits…
We’ve been working on this resource map for 1.5 years now and it’s close to launch. This Hack-Day is to finally finish it, and promote it so it can begin helping those on the streets all around the World.
The map is called the ‘Brighter Tomorrow’s Map’ and it lists all the resources available to people who are living on the streets, with a focus on reducing the barrier between the public who want to do something to help, and those who are living on the streets around the World.
On Oct 29th Focallocal will be leading London as it joins over 136 other cities, and tens of thousands of people, from all corners of the planet in The Worlds Biggest Eye Contact Experiment 2016. Click here to join us, and a few thousand others in London