Giant screens installed in several locations around Brussels will show images sent in from people around the world from today (22 December) until 10 January.
Brussels Wish, the organisation behind the project, says that those who wish will be able to donate to the Red Cross. The screens are located at Porte de Namur, Place Rogier, Mont des Arts, and the Molenbeek communal square, Belga News Agency reports.
The screens will display messages and images sent in by individuals via social media or SMS. The campaign aims to give people a way of saying “thank you” at the end of the year, whether that be to a loved one, a neighbour, a kind stranger, or someone doing their job. Organisers hope that this will provide a way of “fighting loneliness and strengthening links.”
To have one of your messages displayed, simply post a message on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Brusselswish. The message will be automatically detected and sent to the big screens around the capital. Messages can also be uploaded via the site www.wish.brussels or by SMS to 0460 20 30 17.
To support the Red Cross winter plan, messages with the keyword “Wish” can be sent by SMS to 4666.