Author Archives: Duncan Raban

No words can ever emulate what Lionel 94 saw seventy years ago on those battlefields of hell.

#justsayhello to a fabulous oldie today, ask them about their childhood and what their dreams were. Try asking a fabulous oldie  … “Is there on piece of advice you could give me to help me with my life?” and you will find these walking libraries of wisdom will say something that will be so special and […]

Hello everyone “Excuse the tears in my eyes”

Good morning to you all my name is John Moore I am 94. ”please excuse the tears in my eyes” Once upon a time I was a young happy 18 year old and then suddenley I had to go to represent our country in a war. So I did not have the teeange years many […]

November 15

Another Rememberance day has passed and we thank all you wonderful incredible women and men who went to war “oh crikey” we just can never thank you enough, and thank you for letting me photograph you and making my heart “tingle and glow” with your amazing stories of such bravery. “God bless this vanishing generation of true superstars.”

April 10

Loss of speech the happiest man in Britain.

Another  story of the power of #justsayhello Yesterday I was sitting in a Costa Coffee in deep deep suburbia  and a man walked past me with a limp and he was kind of wobbling  and almost dropped his cake and coffee the cafe was packed however no one offered to help him. So I walked […]

April 10

Celebrate people now not at their obituary

          Every day I read the obituaries columns  and my heart trembles at the incredible lives I read about. It could be a lady of 93 who spent 30 years raising  £30,000 for cancer research or a war veteran who in WW2 achieved things that are quite simply unbelievable or a […]

April 07

The Kindness Cafe

  Britain’s first kindness cafe; a place to say hello and celebrate our older generation. My personal crusade in life is to celebrate and bring our older generation to the forefront of society. This inspired me to create a picture wall of kindness in my local village, Chislehurst an art installation on an empty shop to […]

April 05

Treasure an older person everyday.