Bury's two town centre shopping hubs have been showing their kindness towards visitors this month. 

The Rock Shopping Centre handed out hundreds of items, including red roses, sweet treats, gift vouchers and "self-care goodies" as part of its campaign to spread joy and love this February.

The Rock’s "Kindness Crew" delivered the goodies from a "kindness cart", which moved around the centre on Wednesday, February 14, Valentine's Day, and Saturday February 17, known as Random Acts of Kindness Day.

The Rock centre director Arnold Wilcox-Wood said: “This February we wanted to do something special to mark these two key calendar days.

“We were so pleased to be able to surprise so many of our shoppers.

“It has been wonderful to make so many people smile with such a small gesture.

“We hope it went a long way to brightening their day.”

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Meanwhile, the Mill Gate Shopping Centre has put a "positivity wall" on display in a bid to "banish the winter blues and combat ongoing pressures such as the cost-of-living crisis".

Shoppers are invited to either write a message on a card provided and attach it to a balloon string, or simply remove a message from the wall to brighten up someone’s day.

Centre manager Angela Tierney added: “The positivity wall is full of lovely messages which visitors can take and share with someone who needs it.

“We also want you to share your own positive or supportive messages and leave them on the wall for others to enjoy.”

Other ways in which visitors can spread kindness include backing Organic Soul, which help feed the homeless, and help to support The Book Nest, which shares the enjoyment of reading with visitors.

Donations will support Bury Hospice and last year it received more than £3,000 from The Book Nest contributions.