What are your New Year’s Resolutions?

PUBLISHED: 09:09 31 December 2012 | UPDATED: 09:54 02 January 2013

Bethany Price

Bethany Price


With January almost upon us Anna Dubuis finds out what some of the local heroes and community figures featured in The Reporter over the past 12 months have pledged to do in 2013

My new year resolution would have to be too get dressed before noon on the weekends as answering the door in my onesie is just embarrassing. And I definitely need be more organised. I am known as by everyone! It would be nice to surprise them next year.

Beth Price, a dancer who started a free classes in Gravesend for disadvantaged children

Spending more time doing the things I love with the people I love the most and promising never ever to moan about using my hairdryer to dry my hair again now it’s regrown after chemo.

Emma Sheehan, Darent Valley Hospital breast cancer patient

I am going to campaign and try a lot harder to restore peoples faith in unity, community and humanity via the arts, even if it means getting into trouble for a good cause. It’s not necessarily a bad thing showing you care.

Fitzy, Gulf-war soldier who became an artist

My plan for 2013 is my year to deliver the gift of happiness. Our idea is to work with other happiness projects next year and on March 20, 2013, which is the United Nations International Day of Happiness, we will organise some happiness activities.

Genny Jones, former Britain’s Got Talent contestant and self-described “confident queen”

Give up trying to give up chocolate!

Steve Weller, owner of Kent Chilli Farm

To share my Sci-Fi DVD collection with my brother David and his girlfriend, Emma.

Chris Diedo, amateur photographer who has Down’s syndrome. His father, Andrew, explained, “Apparently, Chris has usually given David a rough time in the past when he’s asked him to borrow a film, usually saying, no!”

To break the world record for the amount of people cart-wheeling at once.

Andrew Sayers, runs North West Kent College’s Miskin Radio

Our aim is to create an awareness of prevention amongst the ladies of Gravesend. We need to take the burden away from the NHS and take more responsibility for our own health.

Annie Redelinghuys, founder of Curves women’s gym in Gravesend

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