Be Kind, Show Love
1324. Nicholas Nikiforou
Nicholas Nikiforou, aged 13, from Weston-super-Mare, set up the ‘Be Kind, Show Love’ anti-bullying campaign after surgery left severe scarring on his face.
Nicholas wanted to turn around the bullying comments he received at school by sharing a positive message and advocating for facial equality. Alongside his social media campaign, Nicholas spreads kind messages by handing out thousands of cards to the public, and has spoken to fellow pupils in schools around the country. Nicholas’s campaign was recognised with a Diana Legacy Award in 2017.
In a personal letter to Nicholas, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:
“I know you do this with no thought of praise or reward, but allow me to offer my own recognition of your bravery combating bullying and inspiring others through ‘Be Kind, Show Love’.”
“It is an amazing honour and achievement to be recognised with the Points of Light Award. My mission is to succeed in making this world a better place for current generations and future ones. I am so happy that I know my work is having an impact.”