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On Saturday 16th May 2015, nine hundred people gathered at 15 locations across the UK to help spread Stephen Sutton’s message of kindness by supporting his National Good Gestures Day. They were giving one simple but powerful gift in his memory, a hug.

After a successful first Good Gestures Day in 2013 in Birmingham, where young people got together to dole out hugs, high-fives, handshakes and fist bumps, Stephen’s friends helped him make it a national event last year.

Just days before he died following a three-and-a-half year battle with cancer, Stephen asked Fixers to make it an annual event.


Here are the locations across the UK where people took part in National Good Gestures Day 2015...


















A Special Message from Stephen Sutton

Hear from the inspiration behind National Good Gestures Day, Stephen Sutton, in a message recorded last year. He explained why he felt it was so important to take the time to spread positivity and make others smile.

Good Gestures in Swansea

Alistair Fisher and his team were on a mission to make Swansea smile this National Good Gestures Day. Click play to hear how it went. 

Good Gestures in Liverpool

Sharing the love in Liverpool, a group gave out good gestures to passers-by.


Good Gestures in London

A conga line came out on London's South Bank as the team there gave out hugs and helped spread positivity in the capital.

Good Gestures in Manchester

Abbie Jones rallied the troops in Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester to make sure their cheerfulness was contagious. Click play to hear why the day was special.

Good Gestures in Birmingham

Back where it all began in Birmingham, Hannah Telles gathered a group at the Bullring to mark the national event, nearly two years after Stephen’s original Good Gestures Day took place in the city. Click play to hear what she had to make of it all.


Good Gestures in Belfast

Brightening up Castle Court Shopping Centre in Belfast, a cheery team in colourful T-shirts doled out gestures of good will.

Good Gestures in Cardiff

Cardiff's St David's 2 Shopping Centre was showered with kindness as Fixers offered to share a hug with passers-by.


Good Gestures in Nottingham

Nottingham's Speakers' Corner was a hotspot for hugs as Ryan Terry and his team took on the challenge of spreading positivity. Click play to hear Ryan's thoughts on the event.


Good Gestures in Chelmsford

Hoping to drum up cheer in Chelmsford, Fixers shared hugs in High Chelmer Shopping Centre to brighten people’s days.

Good Gestures in Falmouth

If you were in Falmouth and fancied a hug, Bethany Hughes brought a team together to give others a positivity boost.

Good Gestures in Sheffield

In Fargate in Sheffield City Centre, Adam Coles and his team were in good spirits, making people smile with random acts of kindness. Click play to hear how they were received.


Good Gestures in Newcastle

The youngest participants of the day could be found in the North East! Fixers brought joy to Newcastle's Eldon Square Shopping Centre.

Good Gestures in Southampton

Did you see any of this smiley lot in Southampton? They were sharing a good gesture or two in West Quay to brighten up shoppers' days.


Good Gestures in Glasgow

Giving out good gestures in Glasgow's Buchanan Street, not even the weather could dampen these Fixers' spirits.


Good Gestures in Bristol

With free hugs aplenty, a cheery team gave Bristol a boost.

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