National Kindness Day

Today is National Kindness Day, a day set up by our amazing client – the Diana Award.  The charity is encouraging people from across the UK to do something kind for someone else to celebrate Princess Diana’s values and commemorate the 20th anniversary of her death.

New research from The Diana Award has revealed that we are a caring nation, with almost three out of five (56%) Brits saying they have received a random act of kindness in the past year. Examples include receiving a compliment from a stranger, being provided with directions when they have been lost and even having someone offering to pay for their food or drink. However it appears that women are more likely to receive an act of kindness than men; three in five women said a stranger had been generous towards them compared to only half of men surveyed. Age also appears to be a factor, with millennials more likely to receive a random act of kindness than any other generation.

The Diana Award currently have a partnership with west end show, Kinky Boots – on Wednesday we visited the Adelphi theatre to watch this fantastic show!  If you haven’t seen it yet – make sure you do soon!

The Diana Award is looking to inspire and harness 20,000 tangible acts of kindness throughout 2017 which will be logged on a special microsite (diana-award.org.uk/kindnessday). Get involved by carrying out your own random act of kindness, and tweet share it on social media!

WE Day UK 2017

Last Wednesday, 12,000 young people from across the UK descended on The SSE Arena in London, for WE Day, and this year was the best yet! The event brought together world-renowned speakers and performers, including Kate Winslet,The VampsConnor MaynardJessie JFleur EastPaula AbdulMargaret TrudeauBruce DickinsonBecca Dudley,Bluey RobinsonYasmin EvansTallia StormShakii,Celebrity MaraudersSpencer West and more. The star-studded lineup joined international activists and WE co-founders, Craig and Marc Kielburger, to share their passion for change and energise the crowd with unforgettable performances and motivational speeches to inspire another year of change.

As per previous years, we organised the red carpet where we had lots of press and media attending for interviews and photographs, it was a very early start and the rain cam out to play but it everything went smoothly and it was a great start to the event.  The event saw, Jessie J, Conor Maynard, Fleur East and the Vamps perform on stage for the youngsters.  Kate Winslet also spoke on stage and gave a very inspirational speech – telling kids to put down their phones and enjoy life!

Every year WE Day UK just gets better and better and it is so much fun working with the WE team – we can’t wait until next year!

The Floral Ball in Aid of Sheba Medical Centre

Last night, Israel’s largest hospital, Sheba Medical Centre hosted the Floral Ball with EVE, Tiffany Watson, Nicola Hughes, Laura Pradelska, Ashley James, Olivia Cox, Charlotte De Carle, Noelle Reno, Dionne Bromfield, Nick Ede, Gemma Oaten, Collabro, Zoe Hardman and Camilla Kerslake.

The first Floral Ball in aid of Sheba MedicalCentretook place at iconicLondon landmark, One Marylebone, with celebrity supportersfor a memorable evening of entertainment to help provide excellent and highly innovative care to all patients in Israel and the entire Middle East.

The star-studded evening hosted by Game of Throne’s Laura Pradelska and TV and radio star Zoe Hardman consisted of a champagne reception, dinner and auction, as well as a special performance by Britain’s Got Talent’s Collabro who performed Don’t rain on my parade, Let it go and I dreamed a dream.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Sheba’s new Neonatal Centre and go towards innovative research.

Sheba Medical Centre at Tel Hashomer has grown to become the largest and most comprehensive medical centre in Israel and the entire Middle East.  Over 8,000 health professionals take care of more than 1.5 million patients annually, regardless of nationality, colour and creed – civilians, soldiers and tourists alike – as well as patients from many crisis hotspots that need help – from the Palestinian Authority, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey, wounded refugees from Syria, etc.  The hospital supports and organises aid missions to disaster-struck regions around the world.

The event was a huge success and we had such a fantastic time and raise over £100K for the charity – a huge thank you to everyone who donated and helped make the event happen!