Words by Abi Scaife
It’s that time of year - the end!
If you need a little cheering up in this grey and miserable weather, or if you just want to keep up the festive spirit, here are our top ten positive news stories of the year.
Collected in one place for you to explore at your leisure, this is a great opportunity to look back at this year and all the wonderful things that have happened in it. What better way to ring in 2023 than with a little (or a lot!) of positivity?
A more eco-friendly alternative to the beloved avocado, the Ecovado is just as scrumptious but much better for the environment than farming the one made by Mother Nature. Read on to find out more.
Ukrainian tennis champion Elina Svitolina promised to donate her prize money to Ukraine to help support her family and others there. Click on the link to keep reading.
Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) set off to tackle the homelessness crisis in Washington, USA by creating villages of tiny homes. These tiny house village shelters ensure that people’s experiences with homelessness are as safe, dignified, and brief as possible. Read on to see more.
A group of builders in the North West created a prize draw, auctioning off a house worth £250,000 in a raffle. The price of all tickets purchased went on to be donated to Derian House, their local children’s hospice - follow the link to watch them dance.
A cafe in Brighton decided to dedicate one day per week to training young people with autism. The young people loved it so much that they kept coming back - again and again! Click the link to find out how it all happened.
These Auto Artists collaborated to sell art pieces in the name of supporting Ukraine. The proceeds from sales went directly to The British Red Cross’s Ukraine Crisis Appeal to help provide people in Ukraine with much-needed support. Read on to see the art, and find out more.
Teachers around the world, from the UK to Bahrain, donned these T-Shirts to show their pride and support for those in the teaching profession. Keep reading to find out what inspired these snazzy shirts in the first place, and where the money went.
Lolly, who suffered a trauma herself, now earns her kibble by helping out other nervous pups in her rescue centre. The story is so sweet, and the pictures are adorable - click on to see more.
An anti-bullying scheme designed to help kids develop empathy and create friendships, the Positive Post-Box Campaign was created by The Diana Award. Read on to find out how you can sign your child up.
Meet the friends from Leeds who collaborated to create paint banks, helping to recycle and reuse paint that would otherwise be incorrectly disposed of in landfills. Read on to see what they do with the paint.