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London: Urban Saints bring love, kindness and red roses

Young people from Urban Saints wearing red hoodies will be converging on London on 31 August to give out red roses …

Young people from Urban Saints wearing red hoodies will be converging on London on 31 August to give out red roses …

The date is the 18th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana. When she died 18 years ago flowers were laid in London. To honour the work she did in caring for and raising awareness of suffering children and young people around the world, Urban Saints will be giving out red roses across London.

"We are calling young people who were all born after Diana’s tragic death on 31 August 1997 to give out the roses as a symbol of love and peace on our streets," explained a spokesperson.

"They will be wearing red hoodies to represent a new generation of saints in the city who are uniting together on the streets of London to do good. The ‘hoodie’ is often associated with young people doing bad things. The saints in the city are reclaiming the hoodie as a symbol of love and kindness."

Attached to each rose will be a label with a message of love. This will point to a website with practical ideas encouraging people to receive and pass on this message of love to their neighbour.

For the day's programme of events go to www.urbansaints.org/events/363

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