"Random Acts of Kindness events aren't new but we think this is the first time one has been done in Nottingham," explains a spokesperson from the In Kind group who are organising the 12 hour event. "We're going to spend the day shaking hands, saying hello and smiling at people and hope that we can inspire people to go home and be nicer to their neighbours and partners. There will also be music, cakes, balloons and sweets we'll be giving away for fun too but we do want to emphasize the day is more about giving rather than just freebies! Kindness and happiness are also contagious and have been scientifically proven to be good for us and others, whilst kindness, compassion and altruism are associated with protecting our hearts and healthy immunity and increasing wellbeing and workplace performance."
Confidentially, we're very excited about this event and we will be covering local acts of kindness live on our Twitter account, so feel free to get in touch and tell us what you get up to! For ideas for your own random acts of kindness check out http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/
More information about the Nottingham In Kind group and the event can be found on their website http://grou.ps/inkindnotts/home