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Love your streets - Do 1 nice thing
The network who support over 100 Street Angel and night time economy projects across the UK are encouraging people to #Do1NiceThing as part of their Love Your Streets campaign for 2012. This campaign is being launched to tie in with Valentines Day.
Street Angels - Christian Nightlife Initiatives Network, in partnership with HOPE launched Love Your Streets on the Sunday before Valentines Day 2011 as part of their Weekend of Love in Beeston, Nottingham. The results which have seen hundreds of people mobilised to make a difference within the local community through clear-up days, litter collecting and acts of kindness.
This new campaign for 2012 is calling on people to do one nice thing for someone else every day in 2012. Ideas are limitless and include smiling and saying hello to people, thanking those who serve you in some way, calling in on an elderly neighbour, volunteering or organising a community idea such as Big Lunch or a neighbourhood clean-up.
The Campaign links with a Government initiative launched earlier this year by the Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles called 'A Year of Service' which is encouraging faith groups to take a lead in offering service their locality.
Paul Blakey MBE, Founder of Street Angels - CNI Network, said of the campaign
"Last year we saw communities coming together to bring love and joy to the wider community from giving out hot cross buns at Easter to clearing a neighbourhood of all its rubbish. This year we are encouraging people to do one nice thing for others every day of 2012. I see week in and week out the difference people who care can make within the wider community - we need more of it!"
Adam May, Director of Development for Street Angels - CNI Network echoed this by saying: "This week, lovers up and down the country will be sharing gifts for those they care about, but this year the Street Angels - CNI Network is calling us to think beyond ourselves and those we naturally care about. This year, we are calling for a re-discovering of community love. The challenge is what one nice thing can you do for your community; it doesn't have to be big, it just needs to show love. This will make the difference, so do it today!"
For more information and ideas you can visit www.loveyourstreets.org.uk and also join in spreading news of your nice things on Facebook and Twitter.