To Jamaica With Love
Shout out to students at the University of Bristol who clubbed together to raise £1,500 so that they could pay for a cleaner and his wife to go on a trip to Jamaica to visit family. In all 230 donations were made to the JustGiving page that was set up for a Mr Herman Gordon, who is described on the same page as being “the epitome of happiness”. It was a Mr Hadi Al-Zubaidi, a 20 year old medical student, who set up the fundraising page, which so caught the imagination of his fellow students. “It just went crazy,” Hadi told the BBC. “I myself was shocked that he was this famous! He spends the whole time being nice to everybody, it’s about time we were nice to him.” Footage shows the moment a shocked and emotional Mr Gordon, who has worked at Bristol University for 12 years, was handed the generous gift, along with a note from the “Bristol Students” which read: “You have brightened many of our days and we want you to know that we love and appreciate you.” Speaking to the BBC, Mr Gordon said: “I know that these students are studying. You don’t want any negative vibes around them. They speak good things to me, I speak good things to them, and I bless them all.” According to the Bristruths Facebook page, the idea for the crowdfunding campaign started with a post calling Mr Gordon, “the jolliest man I have ever met” adding “if you wanna reason to smile, go talk to him for a min or two”. Or for those who are not able to make the trip to Bristol, the editor recommends tuning in to The Daily Cheer for a hearty cheer or two.