People are good. Amazing. All over the world there are people helping, empowering, and inspiring others. We gather stories from the global to the neighbourly that will inspire and fill you with possibility.

We now know there’s scientific proof that doing good makes you feel good, and that one act of kindness is likely to inspire another. The Good We Do shares the best of human behaviour.

We want to hear from you. The heart of The Good We Do is community. Please join us by uploading your own videos, photos and blogs, and sharing the stories of good that you find.

See good. Feel good. Do good.

The Team

Emma Hewitt

Started her working life as an actress but quickly moved behind the camera. Drawn to real stories and real people, Emma worked as a researcher for ITN News, moving on to find a home at the BBC as a Producer/Director in the Documentary Dept.  After having many adventures around the world making films she got knocked up and started the really hard work of finger painting and kite flying. A passionate optimist, she founded the The Good We Do as a way to prove to herself that everything really is going to be ok.

Simon Marks

simon headshot

After sixteen successful years in the music business, working with leading dance producers and front line artists, Simon decided it wasn’t his calling, and quit to pursue a more fulfilling path.  During a masters degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies (London), Simon went to work for The Forgiveness Project, an extraordinary organisation using real stories of victims and perpetrators to explore concepts of forgiveness, and to encourage people to consider alternatives to resentment, retaliation and revenge.  As co-founder of The Good We Do, when not working on the project, Simon is a charity and property consultant.

Madeleine Grimshaw

me headshot

Madeleine is a news journalist who spent the last few years working in a hectic newsroom in her native New Zealand. Like many Kiwis before her, she has made the trek across the world to live in London, where she has been inspired by travel and the all the people she’s met along the way.