Sunday’s are made for relaxing, right? Most Sundays it’s an achievement if I make it out of my pyjamas. I like to make a nest with blankets on my sofa and watch rubbish TV whilst working my way through a bar of chocolate that if definitely too much for one.
Not this Sunday.
On Sunday 8th October, a happy band of people took to the streets of London for a March for Change. Armed with flags, tshirts, wristbands, and the all-important upbeat playlist, we descended on London to spread the message of positive change.
This march was unlike any other march. Instead of protesting against something, we were marching for something. We wanted to show that we can create positive change uniting together. We had taken the concept of the ‘Flash Mob’ and turned it activist. A perfect reason to leave the sofa behind.
We kicked off the march in Cavendish Square, just behind Oxford Street. We walked along Regents Street to Picadilly Circus, through Trafalgar Square, and over the river to the South Bank, ending at the Tate Moden. Not only were we marching for change, we were getting some quality London landmarks in at the same time!
The spirit of camaraderie on this escapade was incredible. There was a great mix of members of the team, other who had heard about our march online, and my other half – who had also good-naturedly agreed to join me on my most recent adventure with We Make Change. Amongst ourselves we were feeling enthusiastic and excited as to where this march could take us.
As we marched, it was incredible to see the amount of interest and bemusement we created amongst the public. Many people came up to us to ask what we were marching for. This was a golden opportunity to tell others about why we were marching, who We Make Change were and, most importantly, what they could do to create the change they want to see. Some even joined us for a bit as we walked the streets of London!
I got talking to one man who was on his own mission to see change. He had been travelling around the UK on a project to see how things were going to change for the better. He was impressed and reassured that there was this group of people working together to make change. It was reassuring for me too. The people who joined us on the march and those I met whilst marching gave me hope to see that there are many out there who, like us, are fed up with the state of the world and want to change it.
As we finished up, CEO and Co-founder James Sancto gave us some encouraging words to take away with us: We each have something we can do to make the change we want to see, and that today’s march was a great opportunity to show others that they aren’t alone in creating social good.
So, reader, you are not alone in your passion to change the world for good. We can join together to make that change happen. There are many others, like you, who feel the same way at We Make Change. Why don’t you check us out? There are so many ways you can get involved and everyone has something to give.
Who knows, maybe I’ll see you on the next march.