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Watch as Preston plays host to first Happiness Sprinkling event in Europe

Posted on - 24th January, 2016 - 8:46am | Author - | Posted in - Events, News, Preston City Centre, Videos

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It might seem crazy what I’m about to write…

But Preston played host to a European first on Saturday afternoon as a little bit of happiness was sprinkled on those driving on the Ringway.

Origninating in Washington state the event sees signs saying ‘You Are Loved’, ‘You Rock’ and ‘Why Not?’ waved at drivers.

Prestonians responded with beeping their horns and giving thumbs up to the dozen or so people on a patch of grass between Preston Prison and the Museum of Lancashire.

The Preston Happiness Project near the Ringway on Saturday

The Preston Happiness Project near the Ringway on Saturday

Rob Christopher who organised the event said he was pleased with the turnout.

The 46-year-old from Leyland said: “I was over in Denver and saw one of these events taking place.

“They told me about it and how the events spread around the States.

“All the banners you see here have been sent over from America and signed by other people who have taken part in Happiness Sprinkling.”

Rob Christopher, who works in IT, organised the event

Rob Christopher, who works in IT, organised the event

Rob and his cohort of sign wavers spent about two hours cheering up motorists on their way to a Saturday afternoon of shopping.

He said: “We’ve been lucky with the weather and we’ve seen a few football fans as well.

“It’s a fun thing to do. Hopefully it raised a few smiles.”

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More information about the Happiness Sprinkling Project is available from their website.

Did you see the signs being waved? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below

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