Do a good deed in the new Happiness Tree projectBy Laura Herbert
February 08, 2013
As Valentine's Day approaches people in Wokingham are asked to do a good deed to mark the launch of a new project.
The Happiness Tree is the latest idea from The Cultural Partnership:MoreArts to bring the community together in a month-long scheme.
Churches, shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs will help launch the project on Thursday, February 14 by doing a good deed for a customer and passing on a wooden baton decorated with details of the gesture of goodwill.
The idea is that the batons will be passed on to people around the borough, and further afield, detailing all the good things people have done to help others.
Gwynneth Hewetson, chair of Wokingham’s Cultural Partnership, said: “It is something different and is about doing something good for someone else. The batons could go anywhere, all around the country.”
The Cultural Partnership estimate between 70 and 100 batons we will be given out, but anyone can buy one for £5.
The batons will be passed on once a good deed has been completed and must be returned to the Information Centre based at the town hall, in Market Place, by Monday, March 25, so the Happiness Tree can be created. The tree will be unveiled in Wokingham on Good Friday, March 29.
The Cultural Partnership has also created the Twitter hashtag #wokyhappytree which it hopes will document the batons’ travels.
Mrs Hewetson said: “If people go on to Twitter and write their postcode, their good deed, or the result of a good deed, we can track where the baton has been.”
Any profit made from the project will go to The Cultural Partnership:MoreArts.
To buy a baton email email@example.com. Visit www.morearts.org.uk or find #wokyhappytree on Twitter.