Team GB Paralympian joins Mayflower 400 Southampton's Giving Thanks campaign

Jan 13, 2021

Mayflower 400 Southampton has released the latest short film as part of its Giving Thanks campaign.

The project aims to create digital memories that bring the people of Southampton together in a shared celebration of the city and its communities.

It is being delivered as part of the ongoing city-wide Mayflower 400 programme and aims to not just mark the anniversary, but to bring people together as best we can in these days of social isolation, through generating an understanding of difference and encouraging an attitude of gratitude.

The new video features Southampton Paralympian Aaron Phipps, who plays wheelchair rugby for Great Britain.

In the film, Aaron tells us what he's thankful for and shows just how easy it is to take part in this exciting project.

If Aaron has inspired you to do the same, please share on social media your own picture, video, poem or story with the hashtag #MyGivingThanks and let's create an #AttitudeofGratitude together today.

Maybe you're thankful for your family and friends and what they bring to you life.

Or it could be that you're grateful for your good health, the work that you do, the food that you eat, the place in which you live in, the sports you play, the music you listen to.

Gratitude is good for the soul, and we'd love to hear about what you're grateful for and why it's important to you.

The Giving Thanks campaign runs until 14 February 2021. Find out more here.

More details about the launch of the project are available here.

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