THIS woman is on a mission to change the world - by one act of kindness at a time.

Nahla Summers is preparing for en epic 500 mile walk charting the length of the country in aid of Sunshine People - but she doesn’t want your money.

Nahla is hoping that the act will inspire people to be kind to one another, and has invited people to join her on sections of the walk and donate their own acts of kindness to strangers.

She will also be visiting schools along the way, to share the message of being kind.

Nahla, who lives in Sturminster Newton, is setting out from Swanage on Monday, February 11 and aims to be in Gretna Green by March 30. She will walk through 12 counties: Dorset, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland.

And she will visit 11 schools along the way, doing talks and completing kindness workshops. Some schools will be doing their own ‘Sunshine People’ sponsored events and some will also be looking to measure the positive effects that kindness has on the children.

She said: “My life changed when my partner died suddenly taking part in a sponsired charity event. My world fell apart, but it was the simple kindness of a stranger that helped me begin to put my life back together.

“In memory of my partner, I am spreading acts of kindness which can change the world, one person at a time.”

It’s not the first time Nahla has undertaken an incredible physical feat. In 2018 she cycled 3,000 miles across the USA and instead of being sponsored in cash for a cause, she encouraged her supporters to donate acts of kindness to strangers. They share their acts of kindness on her website.

This time around she is hoping that people document 500 acts of kindness during her walk - on for every mile.

Nahla added: “I call the cause Sunshine People and, in a world where being unkind under the cover of technology has never been so easy, I am gathering people to join me in acts of kindness, out in the open.”

Examples of acts of kindness that people have ‘donated’ on the site include fetching shopping for an elderly neighbour, doing a litter pick around their town or collecting items for a food bank.