20 March 2019
Celebrating the United Nations’ International Day of Happiness has become an institution on the sound of your life, so naturally we’re doing it again this March 20th!
During OFM Be Happy Day we’ll be providing you with 24 hours of positivity! This includes an upbeat playlist, an hourly moment of inspiration, happy news, request segments, loads of fun and of course chances to win.
Did someone say cake? Tune in throughout the morning to find out how you can score your office a cake bust and let us know what you think ‘the secret to a long and happy life’ is to enter the draw for a two-night stay at Emperors Palace in the Metcourt Hotel. This prize for two includes breakfast, dinner and Barnyard tickets. To enter, Whatsapp through your voice note to 084 222 9497 (data rates apply) on the day. The winner will be announced in Just Plain Drive.
Meet up with the Street Squad
Keep an eye out for the OFM Street Squad, who will also be out and about, spreading the joy. You’ll find them at the Nelson Mandela and Parfitt Avenue intersection in Bloemfontein, 07:00-08:00; and at Goldfields Mall in Welkom, 12:00-13:00.
Share Your Happiness
This year's theme is ‘Happier Together’, focusing on what we have in common, rather than what divides us. Everyone wants to be happy - and life is happier when we're together. So let's celebrate our common humanity.
Share the happiness on social media with #OFMBeHappy and #InternationalDayOfHappiness.
This year, OFM is supporting the Smile Foundation and we need your help. This non-governmental organization, with a comprehensive health care vision for children living with facial conditions, have been supporting the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Universitas Academic in Bloemfontein for 10 years now. There is a need for the following items for the children in the ward: new crayons, colouring in books, puzzles, building blocks, kiddies’ blankets and beanies. (Please consider donating new items as there is the risk of infection with second-hand ones.)
Drop off your donations at Central Media Park at 7 Christo Groenewald Street, Wild Olive Estate, Bloemfontein before 12:00 noon on 20 March 2019.
Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. In 2015, the UN launched the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that seek to end poverty, reduce inequality, and protect our planet – three key aspects that lead to well-being and happiness.