Be Inspired By Our Viewers
Who said nothing good ever comes from watching telly? Together TV for Good aims to inspire people to do good in their lives and in the lives of others. We want our viewers to watch our programmes and be inspired to get involved in their communities, better their neighbourhood, or try new activities like cooking, DIY or gardening.
Here are stories from viewers who were inspired by our shows and motivated to do something to change their life for the better!
Hema from Leicester
and family changed their lifestyle to be more environmentally friendly after being inspired by Trashed with Jeremy Irons. They now buy local produce such as honey, vegetables and fruits. She’s teaching her children to reduce plastic consumption by avoiding plastic packages and carrying a reusable bag to school.
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Ally from London
was shocked by watching Last Chance to See, especially the stunning first episode about blue whales and went to spend a month volunteering at a whale monitoring research project in Wales. While volunteering there, Ally helped to track whales on land and from boats, helped with research, wrote publicity, to help promote the organisation and slept in a caravan. She contributed to the education centre and eventually left her job to volunteer with animals in different countries.
Lisa from Hampshire
looked after two baby hedgehogs after being inspired by British Wild Gardens to contact the local hedgehog rescue centre. She looked after two baby hedgehogs for a week and then released them into the garden with a plan to do the same thing next Spring too.
Find out how you can be involved like Lisa with Grow Wild>>
Lynne from Preston
created a tub and pot garden at their caravan after watching Great British Garden Revival and All Gardens Great and Small. Lynne beat breast cancer but is still dealing with other health issues that hinder her physical ability. Designing and maintaining their garden with her husband after watching Together TV’s gardening shows has been beneficial in many ways for Lynne. “I’m happier, more positive about the future, and the physical activity is wonderful for me.” Currently she is growing flowers, herbs and vegetables!
Image provided by Lynne.
Dawn from Redditch
donated 8 inches of her hair to the Little Princess Trust to be made into a wig after being inspired by The Hospice. She didn’t realise how many people were affected by cancer until she watched the programme, and she wanted to try to do “her bit” to help by donating her hair.
Eve and her husband from Carmarthen
open their garden twice a year for visitors to raise money for MacMillan nurses after being inspired by watching gardening programmes such as Great British Garden Revival and All Gardens Great and Small. She picks out what to plant while her husband digs the holes. The garden attracts wildlife, has blueberries, and they hope it inspires others. Eve says it keeps them fit and is good for their souls while keeping their brain active. She also paints flowers and says she treats her garden like a canvas.
Mike from Blackpool
built up the confidence to cook a steak dinner for his 29th wedding anniversary after watching The Good Cook. He learned from watching and was inspired to go to town, set a proper table and cook a nice dinner for his wife who was “stunned!”
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Jim and his family from Tonbridge
do a weekly litter collection on their street after being inspired by what they saw on Trashed. "It might not be much but we are trying to keep our little corner of the world tidy."
Lynette from Hull
escaped from the city and revisited her childhood memories with her family by traveling to the countryside for fresh air after seeing the beautiful and familiar landscapes on The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes.
Image provided by Lynette.
Janice from Liverpool
started a local social media group after watching Bloody Past of a Tiny Town so people can share stories and pictures of a past Liverpool. It has really grown, and they even found out fascinating local information like how the shop on the corner about to be demolished used to be the social hub of the street.
Felicity from Banwell
visited her local hospice and joined some of the groups after watching what happens in The Hospice. She said the programme helped break down perceptions of what happens in a hospice and what it is really like. “I think I was scared before but now would like to work or volunteer there in the future.”
Tracey from Aberdeen
used to be a "pretty useless cook" but after watching our cooking programmes, she has impressed her new partner, a head chef, who said her cooking was amazing.
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Find out more ways to be inspired on our Do More page. Click on the link below to find out what you can do!