Town gears up for the annual Day of Kindness

Buy photos» Day of Kindness organiser Phil Haynes with the new banner. Photo by Marcus Mingins 3911049MMR

Tristan Harris

13 October. Updated: 13 October 00:43


BROMSGROVE is today (Thursday) gearing up for this year’s Day of Kindness.

The popular day, which has been backed by The Standard since its introduction in 2005, urges people to do a ‘good deed for the day’ by helping fellow residents with a chore or two, by catching up with an old friend they have not spoken to for ages or by helping someone in some other way.

In the town centre, there will be a variety of activities taking place throughout the day, which is being hosted by Trevor T.

And a variety of organisations will be taking part in proceedings, including Catshill First School, Fairfield First School, The TRUNK in Charford, the Bromsgrove Lions, the Town Twinning Association, the Primrose Hospice, the Stroke Association, Artrix, BDHT, NewStarts, the Basement Project and the Cinnamon Trust.

There will also be a host of feel-good entertainment in the town centre, from singers, musicians and magicians to laughter yoga.
And the event will climax with a mass singalong of All You Need is Love at 1.15pm and a giant conga along the High Street.

Phil Haynes, the man behind the day, is hoping this year’s event will be the biggest and best ever.

Urging people to get involved, he said: “We don’t always realise it, but each and every one of us has the power to make life wonderful.

“If each and every one of us has that power, just think what we can all do collectively.

“The Day of Kindness is just one step towards making that happen,” he added.

But it is not just in the town centre where the kindness will be happening and residents, wherever they are, are being urged to do a good deed for the day.

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Article written by Tristan Harris Editor of the Bromsgrove Standard