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The Medway Messenger cheers up people in the Towns

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Medway Messenger
reporters try to cheer up the towns

People living in Medway are the
most miserable in the south east, according to a government study
looking at the mood of the nation.

Medway emerged as one of the least
contented areas across the country, based the government's
Happiness Index.

The survey, launched by Prime
Minister David Cameron, quizzed 160,000 people aged 16 and over on
their wellbeing, between April 2011 and March 2012.

A total of 835 people participated
in Medway. They were asked to give a mark out of 10 for the
following: How satisfied are you with your life nowadays? To what
extent do you feel the things you do in your life are worthwhile?
How happy did you feel yesterday? How anxious did you feel

In Medway, the results found that
people were more miserable than the UK average, scoring 7.21 out of
10 for levels of satisfaction, compared to the rest of Kent which
ranked above the UK average at 7.51.

In a bid to cheer up the people of
Medway, we sent reporters Dan Bloom and Rebecca Hughes out onto the
streets of Chatham with the challenge of doing 10 random acts of

Their tasks included giving a lady a
bunch of flowers, paying for someone’s parking, helping a pensioner
with their shopping, giving someone a hug and telling a joke.

To find out how they got on,
watch the video above.

Now over to you…we want you to follow
our lead and do one random act of kindness in the next seven

Send you efforts and pictures
or search for Medway Messenger on Facebook to let us know how you
got on.

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