Welcome to this week’s edition of The Good News Week, our weekly round up of three positive and inspiring headline makers in the news to lift your spirits midweek.
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SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH IN RAMSBOTTOM
All three of our stories this week are from BBC News. Not intentionally you understand, but because we happened to find the best stories on there this week. This first one is especially close to our heart, as Rob Moss, a man from the former mill town of Ramsbottom in Lancashire has set up a special sports group to encourage mental wellbeing after losing two of his friends to suicide. More on his incredible work can be read here.
RUGBY CLUB JOY FOR TOKYO’S ELDERLY
Next, to Tokyo, the host country for this year’s Rugby World Cup. Their club in an area of the city Fuwaku is competing with three players over 90 years old, many of whom have a new lease of life and friendships from it as a result. Read about some of the players’ incredible stories and what the club means to them here.
A FINE ROMANCE, 70 YEARS ON
And finally, one story that got at our heartstrings this week. A lady from Aldershot called Kim Rowe has, thanks to a campaign from romantic well wishers on Facebook, reunited a set of love letters with the original writer some 70 years after they were first sent. The moving and romantic tale of how it got returned can be seen here.