A wave of good deeds is expected to sweep across Moray next week, putting a smile on hundreds of faces.
Wednesday October 10 has been declared the area’s first Random Acts of Kindness Day, coinciding with World Mental Health Day.
Everyone in Moray is being encouraged to take a moment to perform a random act of kindness – to a stranger, neighbour, friend or family member – and see the positive effect it can have.
Organisers say acts of kindness could be helping someone struggling with their shopping, giving up a seat on the bus, letting someone go in front of your in a queue or paying for the coffee of the person behind you.
All Moray’s secondary schools have pledged to perform random acts of kindness on Wednesday.
They will be studying the links between altruism and wellbeing, as part of their citizenship work which is a key element of the Curriculum for Excellence.
Parties from two schools will be heading to the Moray Playhouse cinema in Elgin for a special screening of the Kevin Spacey movie ‘Pay it Forward’ in which a boy decides to carry out three good deeds in the hope of starting a chain reaction of positive change.
Random Acts of Kindness Day – one of the events of the Moray Feelgood Festival - is said to be an opportunity to promote the positive impact that helping others can have on your own mental health and wellbeing.