#DoSomethingForNothing

#DoSomethingForNothing
Founded by: @joshuacoombes, @daveburt & @mattspracklen
Email: dosomething4nothing@gmail.com
Partnered with: @London & @BeSocialGlobal https://youtu.be/bIcgqT53vSI

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Downing Street. ๐Ÿ“ธ - @mattspracklen

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Awesome post from @besocialglobal. Food for thought. โค

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This is Paul. @newclear.visions helped him out on his quest to get back home to see his brother in Leeds for Christmas. This was taken as Paul was selling the Big Issue on Oxford Street. We'd love to find out if he made it back to Leeds. โค

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Whoa! Check out this amazing story from a child told by @little_primary_teacher. Thanks for sharing! โค

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Loved reading @itsmikyhere's story. Thanks for tagging #dosomethingfornothing. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Tag your stories and share the love. โค

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A beautiful #dosomethingfornothing from @sistaswhohustle who met with a man in need. Check out her story. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿปโค

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@joshuacoombes in #Paris - a couple of haircuts - check the @london story to see what we've been up to! โ˜บโค#HappyNewYear

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Enjoy your hotel tonight Gary! We love you! โ˜บโค || #happychristmas #bigissue #dosomethingfornothing || ๐Ÿ“ธ @daveburt

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@dosomethingfornothing in the @evening.standard tonight! Thanks for the shoutout guys! We're so happy for Gary! โ˜บโค @joshuacoombes @daveburt @jadestreetvet || #dosomethingfornothing

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@jadestreetvet caring for Gary's dog Lola. Checking paws. Wormer. Pain killers. Bringing smiles to the doggies this Christmas โ˜บ๐ŸŽ„โค๏ธ || ๐Ÿ“ธ @daveburt ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ

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Gary, 55. Check out his little video story on @london - what a privilege to spend a few hours with him. Wishing him a very merry Christmas. || โœ‚๏ธ @joshuacoombes ๐Ÿ“ธ @daveburt โค #dosomethingfornothing

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@joshuacoombes checking in โœŒ๐Ÿผ๏ธ- #DoSomethingForNothing is for everybody. I cut hair, but it's the smiles I remember. Anyone is capable of that. If you're in #London today, myself, @daveburt + @jadestreetvet will be at Covent Garden tube at 12 - 12:30pm. Come and see us and join in! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผโ˜บ๏ธ // ๐Ÿ“ท @laurentdemartini

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Be the reason somebody smiles before Christmas - Come and join in with this movement tomorrow - 12pm outside Covent Garden tube station - @joshuacoombes + @jadestreetvet will be there along with anyone else who wishes to help out. It doesn't matter if you have a skill or not, your time is the most important thing. Just listening can be huge to people who feel forgotten in society right now. Hope to see you there! โœŒ๐Ÿผ๏ธโค๏ธ

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Check out the amazing @jadestreetvet and how she was inspired by the #DoSomethingForNothing movement to put her skills to those who need it. Jade wanted to give back and is now doing so, going out on the street provide free check ups for homeless dogs and advice for their owners. Of course they get a free doggy coat and new water bowl at a minimum โค๏ธ๐Ÿถ Incredible stuff!

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Good people, @joshuacoombes checking in. Who's free on Wednesday December 21st? We're going to spend the day in London to #DoSomethingForNothing to show people love and compassion before Christmas. This movement is for everybody, it doesn't matter how you give, your time is the most important thing ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ We're going to announce a meet location over the coming days, everybody is welcome. Stay tuned.

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@joshuacoombes and @withthesetwohandsproject in #Ecuador, training hairdressers and helping others to make a difference in #Quito ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จโค๏ธ The more we impart these values to others, the more they can be the change we all want to see! โค๏ธ || #dosomethingfornothing

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Beautiful illustrations and write-up of @dosomethingfornothing by @nostalgicnaomi in @thehappynewspaper โ˜บ๏ธโค๏ธ|| #dosomethingfornothing

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Be the change. Join this movement. It starts with a conversation. It doesn't matter what you give when you give yourself. Feel empowered to go out where you are and #DoSomethingForNothing โœŒ๐Ÿผ๏ธ

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@daveburt checking in. We had an incredible time exploring the work of @sumbafoundation in #Indonesia - we joined with @nihiwatu @britishpoloday @london & @besocialglobal to explore the project, to see how donations are being invested on the ground, and to participate in their lunchtime which is critical to the children's wellbeing and education. We also enjoyed some light-hearted #snapchat fun with @lesleyannemurphy @hannahrheaume & @markchattaway who were all big hits with the children! If you are inspired to support the work in #Sumba, make sure you follow @sumbafoundation and find out more โค๏ธ|| #dosomethingfornothing

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Who can a previously lost generation now become? Years from now we will come to know articulate, entrepreneurial, business leaders, nurses, doctors and teachers.
Maybe even world leaders.
And we will trace it back to the work of @sumbafoundation in #Indonesia. That excites me. That's worth supporting. @daveburt โค๏ธ || #dosomethingfornothing @nihiwatu

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@daveburt had the privilege of visiting the @sumbafoundation on the island of #Sumba in #Indonesia today. These children are incredible and they're getting a better chance in life thanks to @nihiwatu whose foundation feeds and educates the local children. There was literally no infrastructure here previously. Now this. Families being fed. Children being given a chance in life that has never existed in the history of the island. Inspiring day. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ || #dosomethingfornothing

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@joshuacoombes recent trip to Athens - This is Ali, 10 years old. Both him and his mother are from Afghanistan. When they saw me cutting hair, his mum approached to see if he could be next in line. Ali and his friend were starting school the next day so the timing was perfect. His english was great, along with speaking 3 other languages. This kid amazed me. He was so full of energy, it reminded me of myself at that age. Of course, at ten years old, I led a very sheltered existence compared to the likes of Ali... When you think of Afghanistan's history over the last decade, let alone the last fifty years, it's not hard to see why so many mothers and fathers want a better future for their children. Still war-torn to this day, it's all children like Ali have ever known.
After we'd finished, Ali helped me with his friends haircut, brushing the hair from his neck and helping me style it. This kid is a natural :) A couple of days later we visited the abandoned City Plaza hotel, nearby. This place now houses hundreds of refugee families in the city. As we were leaving, I spotted Ali. He ran up and gave me a hug before going to play with his friends again. I'll always remember that. #DoSomethingForNothing

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Post haircut smiles in #Paris today ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ#DoSomethingForNothing

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#Paris we're heading over for the day tomorrow! Stay tuned on Instagram stories to see what we get up to ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทโœŒ๐Ÿผ๏ธ#DoSomethingForNothing ๐Ÿ“ท @mhardy_photo

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@joshuacoombes checking in โœŒ๐Ÿผ๏ธ Meet @jadestreetvet who's giving up her time to look after dogs on on the streets of London. It was a pleasure to go out together, while I cut hair, she looked after dogs. Examining them and if needed, referring for treatment to @bluecrossofficial At the very least providing them with a new winter coat ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Seeing #DoSomethingForNothing grow this way is incredible. How can you DSFN this winter?

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@joshuacoombes checking in - If you don't know about these guys then be sure to look them up. Caris boxing club, supports the homeless and people of all ages suffering from depression and addictions, by providing boxing training ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ repost from the awesome @marksurge - 'Thanks to everyone who came to Caris boxing clubs event on Saturday. We're getting amazing support from people in different communities, my mate @joshuacoombes came down, we did a Thai boxing demo with my pal @greg_wootton and we had a surprise visit from @jeremy_corbynmp himself. We going to be working with new groups, new faces. Working together to #doingsomethingfornothing '

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We love this DSFN post from Jerry (@takenword) ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ We're all capable of listening. It breaks down the stereotypes that find their way into our life. Fear of the unknown is normal people, but bridging that gap can be an incredible feeling -
@takenword - 'Itโ€™s your fault. You are the one that brought this on yourself โ€“ it is by your actions you have ended up in this position. You should take action, sort your life out. Why donโ€™t you just get a job? Why donโ€™t you just stop drinking? Why donโ€™t you just get off the drugs? Why have you allowed yourself to get so big? Why do you have to wear that? Why do you wear so much black? I wonder, why canโ€™t we just love others, without there being a condition? Why? Why do we need explanations to otherโ€™s choices before us caring for them?
John โ€“ 'I am from Leeds originally. I use to work in an office doing mainly clerical work but I really want to do music; I have already recorded a couple of tracks. I am only 28 years old but based on misfortunes, I ended up on the streets. I actually hate it, especially in the winter. I have a sleeping bag that I carry with me. I am not stationed anywhere but I move around the city of Bristol just looking for a comfortable spot. I guess I can go back to Leeds and ask my family for help but Iโ€™m just mustering up the courage to do so. Thanks for talking to me today, I know you didnโ€™t have to.' #DoSomethingForNothing

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@joshuacoombes checking in - It was great to work with a @lorealpro today to help raise money for @lookgoodfeelbetter and spread the DSFN word. Eveybody here has been using their time and skills to bring a smile to people suffering with terminal illness. Keep up the amazing work ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ #DoSomethingForNothing

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Catch @JoshuaCoombes & @DaveBurt talking on @BBC5Live now and across the afternoon. We're discussing homelessness. Our panel at 3pm will be great to listen to! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ || #dosomethingfornothing

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@JoshuaCoombes checking in. | This is Laura, 25 years old.

Laura has been sleeping rough on and off in Dublin for the last seven years. She spent a small amount of time in Prison recently, when she got out, the streets were her only option once more. I can only imagine the thought of leaving prison to find yourself in perhaps a worse situation in the outside world. Laura had a really nervous demeanour. When myself and one of the guys from @dublinsimoncommunity approached her, it felt like we were probably the first people to come and say hi to her that day.
I really enjoyed the time I spent cutting her hair. I've come to realise, one of best things about doing anything like this is accepting the challenge. It's about getting beyond the surface contact and connecting with the person underneath. That can be an amazing experience. Laura spoke to me about some of her struggles in past relationships and with family, saying drugs have played too much of a part in her life so far. I really believe in chucking stereotypes away when it comes to anybody that uses drugs. There's a fundamental difference between recreational drug use and using drugs to heal a wound or fill a void, psychologically speaking. Without access to a time machine, I'm not going to categorise anybody.
Laura hadn't had her hair done for a while so I cut a nice line back in, with some layers and graduation. #DoSomethingForNothing

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@DaveBurt checking in... Yesterday @London ran an instameet with 50 passionate bloggers. The aim was to celebrate London's diverse food culture through a curated food trail called #MarketToMichelin, with funding from @VelocityApp being given to help people like this guy, Dave. *This moment* was powerful. ๐Ÿ˜ญ After carrying out a ยฃ10 creative challenge in @BoroughMarket, all 50 bloggers dropped their left over change on Dave, at the same time. I asked everyone to gather around him. I don't think he could take it in. Hopefully he went away feeling loved, overwhelmed even. He is loved and next time @JoshuaCoombes is nearby we'll see if we can cut his hair too! โค๏ธ || @VelocityApp has donated ยฃ2,000 to @ShelterCharity, and ยฃ1,500 to our own cause. We are very grateful. Thank you guys! โค๏ธ || #DoSomethingForNothing || ๐Ÿ“ธ @rontimehin

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Interview with @canalntn24 earlier! Amazing to see how #DoSomethingForNothing is evolving! Tomorrow we are partnering with @London @ClerkenwellBoyEC1 and @VelocityApp to explore London's food culture from #MarketToMichelin. We're also going to be tying up with @jamiesfifteen and @sheltercharity towards the end of the day, so watch what happens! Thanks for all the support! โค๏ธ

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@susiieglover we love this! It doesn't take much to brighten up someone's day. #DoSomethingForNothing ๐Ÿ˜ŠโœŒ๐Ÿผ๏ธ - 'Walking home I met Erika. Struggling home with her shopping, she couldn't walk without holding on to something because she had lots of bags. I have no idea how she shops every week, I asked her why she didn't get it delivered, she said she couldn't afford it and family are very busy! We walked and talked for half an hour and I helped her home. She had lots of interesting stories and was such a lovely kind lady. She was thankful and invited me for tea next week, said she wished she met more people like me!'