A volunteering group at De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) is having a positive impact on students through random acts of kindness.
Cheek2Cheek is a student volunteering group founded in 2016/17 by now VP Welfare and Community at DSU, Jessica Okwuonu, and run by students at De Montfort University (DMU).
They operate under the three values of appreciation, gratitude and giving.
As university students themselves, the committee members acknowledge that some students’ university experience isn’t as smooth as they thought it would be. That’s why the group makes it their duty to create a safe, friendly and transparent environment for every student.
In doing this, Cheek2Cheek believe each student will have the opportunity to reach their full potential and make the most of their university experience.
The group create events for students to get involved, allowing each individual to utilise their own talents and meet a friend with similar interests.
Their fortnightly ‘Appreciation Wednesday’ campaign gives each student the chance to show how much they appreciate someone! Take a look at the video with Project Leader, Tunde Odunsi, and society member Kwabena Sarpong below to find out more…
Cheek2Cheek always encourage students to remember the things they are grateful for, with the Grateful Board featured at every event that Cheek2Cheek host both on campus and beyond
Students are encouraged to add things they are thankful for to the group's Grateful Board.
Cheek2Cheek organise quarterly fundraisers and fun days to raise money for things affecting the community, including; children in schools with special needs; sickle cell patients and giving members the opportunity to select a cause to raise money for.
To find out more about Cheek2Cheek, you can head to their page here and follow them on Twitter and Snapchat for more dosages of #MotivationMonday, #WisdomWednesday and #FeelGoodFriday!
The group hope to spread smiles (from cheek to cheek) at DMU through random acts of kindness.