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National Good Gestures Day 2014

National Good Gestures Day is a campaign created by Stephen Sutton, who wanted to inspire young people to spread happiness in their communities through simple acts of kindness.


Stephen sadly passed away on 14th May 2014 at the age of 19, after a three-and-a-half year battle with cancer.


His philosphy during his life was to not focus on the negative, instead dedicating his energy and time to promoting positivity in his community and beyond. Inspired by his original campaign, his friends and supporters decided to turn Good Gestures Day into a nationwide event.


National Good Gestures Day locations across the UK...


Falmouth - Market Strand

Swansea - Quadrant Shopping Centre

London - Queen's Walk, South Bank

Birmingham -Victoria Square

Nottingham - St Peters Square

Sheffield - Fargate

Manchester - Market Street/Piccadilly Gardens

Liverpool - Bold Street

Sunderland - Market Square

Glasgow - Sauchiehall Street and Buchanan Street



National #GoodGestures Day 2014

One day, 10 cities, over 300 Fixers and Stephen Sutton handing out 32,600 free hugs, high fives, handshakes and fist bumps! Find out more about the event here...

A Special Message from Stephen Sutton

The inspiration behind National Good Gestures Day - Stephen Sutton - explains why it's so important to take time to spread happiness and positivity to others.

Smile, There's No Hidden Catch!

The first Good Gestures Day took place in November 2013 and involved 30 young people doling out handshakes, high-fives, hugs, sup nods and fist bumps to random passers-by in Birmingham. Watch the video and read more here...

Good Gestures in Birmingham

Many of the original Good Gestures gang, including Ollie Tooth, gathered in Birmingham city centre again to mark the national event. Find out more about Ollie and the campaign.

Inspired by Stephen

Stephen’s story was broadcast on ITV News Central in December 2013. Press play to watch the film. Find out more about Stephen.

Good Gestures in Liverpool

Sadie Taylor and her group from Liverpool brightened up Bold Street with their cheerful actions. Find out more about Sadie and the event.

Good Gestures in Central London

Alex Hunter and his team from London headed down to South Bank to surprise passers-by with some kindness. Find out more about Alex and the event.

Good Gestures in Swansea

Full of good cheer, Alistair Fisher and his group from Swansea had smiles for all the visitors at the Quadrant Shopping Centre. Find out more Alistair and the event.

Good Gestures in Falmouth

Bethany Hughes and her Fixers from Falmouth were positioned on Market Strand, filling the town centre with felicity. Find out more about Bethany and the event.

Good Gestures in Sheffield

Adam Coles and his team from Sheffield spread positivity in the city centre with their upbeat attitude. Read more about Adam and the event.

Good Gestures in Manchester

Abbie Jones and her group from Manchester left people in Market Street and Piccadilly Gardens in high spirits with their gestures of goodwill. Find out more about Abbie and the event.

Good Gestures in Glasgow

Chloe Glen and her Glasgow group used their good gestures as the perfect pick-me-ups. Read more about Chloe and the event.


Good Gestures in Nottingham

St Peters Square in Nottingham city centre was the hotspot for the random handshakes, high-fives, hugs and fist bumps being doled out by Ryan Terry and his team. Find out more about Ryan and the event.

Stephen's Story

Find out more about the inspiration behind National Good Gestures Day.
Visit Stephen's personal website by clicking the image.


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Good Gestures in Sunderland

A group of high-spirited young people, led by Marianna Kiosia and friends, set out on a mission to make Sunderland smile. Find out more about Marianna and the event.

Register Your Interest!

Click here to register your interest to take part in next year's National Good Gestures Day.


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