Young people in Doncaster help spread happiness

Young people in Doncaster have become involved with a shopping centre’s campaign to spread positivity and happiness.

By Kian Rains
Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 9:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 27th August 2019, 10:19 pm
NCS volunteers and Silver Link Centre attendees at weekly social event.

Frenchgate Shopping centre in the town centre has recently launched the #FrenchgateShareYourHappy campaign which features a series of fun-themed activities and initiatives with the aim of encouraging shoppers to share their messages of positivity.

As Frenchgate is commited to supporting Age UK Doncaster, volunteers from the NCS, who are aged 15-17, have teamed up with the shopping centre and are pledging their support.

They are taking part in the campaign’s summer-long happiness themed celebration named ‘The Happy Festival’.

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Currently, they are hosting a variety of activities at Frenchgate to raise money for the charity’s weekly social event which takes place every Thursday at Silver Link Centre, Bennetthorpe.

Shoppers can have a go at making their own bird feeders, map out what makes them happy on an interactive happiness board and post photos on a fun smile wall.

Karen Staniforth, assistant general manager at Frenchgate, said: “We are delighted to be working with the young people from the NCS programme. They have shown a fantastic dedication to not only hosting really engaging activities for shoppers but have also gone above and beyond for those at the charity.

“We would like to say thank you to the students for sharing their time, messages of good will and going the extra mile for the people of Doncaster.”

“We are asking shoppers to engage with us on our social media platforms, by using the hashtag #FrenchgateShareYourHappy and sharing their stories of what makes them happy.”