Please don’t skip the Thursday wish!
Last Monday the most popular wish was simple – free coffee. We persuaded a coffee shop to give their customers free coffee whenever it rained on the day, which as it transpired was a lot. We also gave away free coffee pots to those who couldn’t be there.
On Tuesday people wanted to ‘play guitar’ – so we asked them to email us their favourite songs, then sent back to them the sheet music for the guitar part and DVDs of ‘Almost Famous’, as we’re unhealthily obsessed with the scene in the back of the RV when they’re singing Tiny Dancer.
On Wednesday the most popular wish was ‘That I could find it easier to talk to people’. We provided a simple technique for overcoming shyness and gave away classic books featuring legendary outsiders, from Eeyore to Holden Caulfield.
They are all great, but this next one is mine! Please check it out, pass it on, re-blog, etc. I really appreciate it! 🙂
On Thursday a woman in Florida had her wish ‘actioned’. She had asked for help on behalf of a friend (and her beloved pets -pictured is Pepita) who was about to lose her house after the death of her husband. The story was a very moving one, so we helped set up a fund to help. So far just shy of $1,000 has been donated – if you have a spare £5 or dollar, she would be incredibly appreciative.
On Friday the most popular wish was ‘For the media to focus on positive as well as negative stories’. We make a faux-marble sign lampooning The Daily Mail and sent someone to fix it to the side of their building in Kensington. You can see it above; it stayed there for an hour before they clocked it. It has been re-tweeted hundreds and hundreds of times since then.
On Saturday the top wish was ‘I could make my own clothes’. We organised a free clothes-making class featuring expert tuition, white wine, sharp scissors, salty snacks, and an overwhelming sense of personal pride. You can be part of that whole thing; send us an email to book a place.
Yesterday’s wish was ‘That celebrities would endorse small businesses’. The person who made this wish owns a brilliant photography business: so we promised help with marketing and agreed to send out sample photo portfolios to celebrities.