Thousand Hours began in Ashford in October 2016 when we decided to pledge a thousand hours of our time to bringing life to Ashford. Whether through personal volunteering in our own neighbourhoods- picking up litter, baking cakes for neighbours, etc. or collectively by putting on community events throughout the month of October, we wanted to make an impact on the town that we love by spreading acts of kindness, and bringing life in any way that we could.
In 2016, we managed to hit 1856 hours! It was a fantastic month building relationships and bringing life to the neighbourhoods around us, and we loved every minute!
In 2017, Thousand Hours was bigger and better as we continued to love and look after our community by bringing a kindness revolution to our town. We worked with schools and businesses around Ashford as well as impacting the small communities in our own areas and we managed to hit 5997 hours!!
2018 has been our best year yet. We logged 13,104 hours of kindness across Ashford. We visited 12 schools, a couple of beaver colonies, and a nursery to encourage them to get involved in the kindness revolution and they surpassed our expectation, logging over 10000 hours between them. We also partnered with Radio Ashford as people across the town joined in 31 acts of Kindness for 31 days.
We are excited about the opportunities that 2019 will bring. If you would like your business to to come on board, your school to be a Thousand Hours school or to get involved as an individual then please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are already making plans for 2019 as we hope the Kindness Revolution will have a lasting impact and leave a legacy across Ashford!
Keep an eye on the Thousand Hours Website: www.thousandhours.org for more information and updates.