Part 1: We are the World Record Holders for the Worlds Longest Group Hug! a positive protest at inactivity on the homelessness crisis in the UK

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
Questions:

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.

Kind Words Everyday for 1 Month

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“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”

-Robin Williams-

Challenge yourself to pimp your happiness levels by adding more kind words into your day, because doing something for 30 Days is a great way to form a new positive habit

TAKE A SMILE EVENT at the Immigration Office in Barcelona

Katerina’s idea to try Take a Smile outside the Immigration Office in Barcelona was a spark of genius! Many people came out of that building looking fed up, and we lifted their spirits by inviting them to take a smile. I’m sure there were also many who had recently arrived in the country, and its a lovely thought that we helped shape their first impressions in a positive way

Focallocal are speaking at the LIFT Festival on Social Change, join us on the 18th June (London)

Andy at Focallocal (me) is flying back to London give our 1st public speech about our project and mission to bring people and local communities closer together. Please join us on Weds 18th June at the LIFT Festival on Projects for Social Change and Community Action. here’s the event intro:
A celebration of campaigners who demand change through sometimes bonkers and often beautiful acts held in The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick. Yesterday’s eccentricity has a funny way of becoming today’s common sense. This is a celebration of people who campaign for unlikely things.

Road Trip: Paris part 2 – Magical events! ..and a catastrophe strikes the project!

The money was clearly gone (although I have spent many, many hours searching every corner of the van), and complaining about it wasn’t going to solve anything, so we headed out to meet our friend in Paris, the lovely Dora, who is probably the most enthusiastic and permanently happy person i’ve ever met..
click to read more tales of adventure and taking to the streets across Europe to make the World happier

The Recipe of the Free Hug

Do you know something that costs you nothing and brings you a lot? All you need is a piece of cardboard and a pen to make a good sign and a big smile! A lovely article written for us by Amandine