Textwave for Kindness - 13th November 2011
Kindness Day UK will be asking the nation to send at least one ‘kindness’ text on World Kindness Day, to acknowledge the importance of kindness.
A few examples of what you could text are:
- A text thanking someone kind in your life
- Sending your favourite quotation about kindness
- Texting about an ‘act of kindness’ you have seen performed
Kindness Conference to celebrate Kindness Day UK
Leading kindness campaigners meet to debate compassion in city ahead of World Kindness Day
Kindness Day UK co-founder Louise Burfitt-Dons will be one of the principle speakers at a mini-conference to be held at Somerset House in London on 10th November.
In the lead up to World Kindness Day on November 13th, prominent community leaders and kindness campaigners will ask what steps Londoners can take to revive our instinct for kindness. An invited audience will discuss these issues with a panel consisting of Steve Moore, CEO of Big Society Network; Dan Thompson, organiser of London Riot Clean Up and Dr Paula Boddington, Senior Research Fellow in Ethics and Lecturer at Oxford University, James Max of LBC and Mark Williamson of Action for Happiness. Chaired by Judith Perle, co-author of The Network Effect, other speakers include George Monk, CEO of Clean Up UK and Deborah Wharton, director of ID Choices.
`Since the alarming scenes last August, many people are asking ‘What has happened to London?’ says Louise Burfitt-Dons. `Reports of neglect in hospitals, rude behaviour in public places, and mis-selling of goods and services are in the press daily. But is that an accurate picture, when recent research by the Young Foundation suggests that most British people care about and have had positive experiences of civility?’
The mini-conference is organised by the UK Kindness Movement in association with the Big Society Network and the RSA Women Speaker Network For further information please contact the UK Kindness Movement on 0208 995 9500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org