Hollie-Grace Gough, happiness award nominee, grows and flourishes with the help of her teachers and classmates

Hollie-Grace Gough, happiness award nominee

Hollie-Grace Gough from Maidstone, Kent, knows the value of a smile. The brave 10-year-old was born with a cleft lip and palate and needed major surgery as a baby to correct the condition. The anxiety she suffered as a small child meant that for the first four years of her life she was selectively mute. She only communicated with a few people and used sign language, even though she wore wearing hearing aids. At school Hollie-Grace never took part in assemblies, church services, Christmas carols or any form of activity and would sit and cry with a teacher instead.

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Happiness guru Stephanie Davies launched the National Happiness Awards four years ago. Here she explains why.

Stephanie Davies - Laughology CEO

“Fifteen years ago, after a decade working as a stand-up comedian, I had an idea for a business venture and went to see my manager for a loan. I explained my proposal. I wanted to establish a learning and development company, working in the public and private sector, which used the psychology of happiness and humour to improve lives and boost productivity and wellbeing. The bank manager listened, then laughed. It was not the reaction I was hoping for.

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Twinkl, Twinkl. Little stars

Here at National Happiness Awards HQ, we like to celebrate in style. We even have a special happiness bell that we ring whenever someone, somewhere performs an act of happiness – much to the annoyance of Barry the office cat, who is possessed of a nervous disposition. For this reason, Keith from accounts was banned from using the bell, on account of his over-exuberance. Thankfully him and Barry are now back on speaking terms. 

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Nominations are open for the National Happiness Awards 2019


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