1:00pm Thursday 17th January 2013
ARE you getting annoyed with things not going your way?
Well why not think again before you start moaning about your lot as an Appleton man encourages the town to get behind his International No Whinging Day and Fun Friday in memory of Candice Marie Roberts who died of Guillain Barre Syndrome.
Rob Watson wants people to donate money every time they whinge tomorrow, Friday, to the charity Guillain Barre Syndrome Support Group He said: “Candice used to work at Warrington Youth Club, where I work a couple of evenings a week. She died on her 26th birthday, and its impossible to describe how sad that is.
“Although I only met her once or twice myself I could tell from that and from what the people who were close to her have said that she was an awesome, friendly person.
“Candice was always happy to help others, backed up by her several stints of volunteer work, and she often liked to look on the bright side of life. She even wrote a list of all the things she loves about life, how many of us do that?”
This year he is encouraging people to first get their moaning off their chest today, Thursday, before they spend tomorrow avoiding whinging.
The 35-year-old of Dudlow Green Road, Appleton, added: “My idea for the day first and foremost is that people become aware of just how much they whinge normally and hopefully decide to become more positive in the future.
“For one day I challenge you to not make any negative comments about your life or anyone else.
“I’m thinking homes, work places and schools instead of swear boxes could have whinging boxes, anytime somebody moans, they have to donate to the box.
“In the evening Fun Friday can take the form of positive parties, where there’s no whinging or negativity allowed and everybody will have a good time.”
Rob, a youth worker at the Peace Centre, has been raising funds and awareness of Guillain Barre Syndrome in Candice’s honour since she died on August 23, 2010.
The syndrome is a rare but serious disease of the nervous system. Around 1,500 people are affected by it each year but 80 per cent recover.
“Maybe the day won’t be that big in 2013, but hopefully it will grow year on year and the only way that’ll happen is if people spread the word,” added Rob.
To donate any money to Guillain Barre Syndrome Support Group, in Candice’s name visit Rob’s justgiving page at justgiving.com/Rob-Watson0 For more details on the syndrome visit gbs.org.uk/ To show your support for the day visit and like the Facebook page No Whinging Day and Fun Friday.
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