Celebrating Good Work in the West Wales Community

in association with Happy City

Happy Lists were born out of a need to provide an antidote to the rich/celebrity lists which worship at the shrine of the wealthy, the bonus-getters, and the tax avoiders.

In 2008 David Randall decided to create a national HappyList for the Independent on Sunday which would honour a different set of values. 

As a direct riposte to The Times Rich List, he named  people who, without thought of personal gain or recognition, do so much to make their communities better adjusted places to live, making their cities and thus the country a better and happier place.

Inspired and supported by David and with the consent of the paper, Happy City adapted the idea to produce the first place-based Happy List in Bristol in 2013 with the help of the Bristol Post and BBC Radio Bristol. 

Since then, Happy City have transformed the initiative from a feelgood celebratory listing into something deeper rooted and much more significant.

Why are we creating a HappyList for West Wales?

Nominators feel good about nominating and can take credit for the chain of events which follow

Nominees get a boost from the appreciation, becoming part of a fellowship where there’s mutual support

The ideas, activities, people and places which nominees work with get some free PR.

From the unsolicited profile, there often comes an injection of energy as new people begin to engage

...and a ripple effect can emerge as people inspired by what they see decide to make a difference where they are

Want to be the first to hear when nominations open?

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