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Karma Army marches on

GOODWILL continues to sweep through Accrington after half-a-dozen residents embraced the Karma Army's Join Me campaign.

CLAIRE and Laura
CLAIRE and Laura

GOODWILL continues to sweep through Accring-ton after half-a-dozen residents embraced the Karma Army's Join Me campaign.

The first meeting of the Accrington branch of the international movement that encourages random acts of kindness was arranged by dynamic duo Claire Mimnagh and Laura Mack.

And the girls said it proved a great success.

Claire, 23, who lives with her parents in Balmoral Road, Accrington, said: "The meeting went really well. People actually turned up specially, which was a real shock. We discussed all sorts of hot topics and then handed out some leaflets."

She added: "It was surprising the number of people who had read about us in the Observer and told us they would have a look at the website."

The former Moorhead High School pupil said everyone who attended the meeting in the Regency Bar last Sunday agreed to sign up, and the Accrington division even got a mention in The Independent newspaper's review section when Danny Wallace, Join Me founder, was interviewed.

For their sweet-natured deeds Claire and Laura, who lives in Whalley Road, Accrington, have been made silver members of the 3,500-strong movement.

The girls plan to have more meetings where there is a demand, and in Decem-ber they are attending Karmageddon, a mass Join Me rally held in London.


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