A GOOD Morning Britain camera crew were in Westbourne to look back at the village’s Random Acts of Kindness month.

The initiative, run throughout March, encouraged residents to “do something nice for someone.”

It was organised by the Westbourne Business Association, and supported by the Bournemouth Coastal BID.

ITV filmed the segment because they’re currently running a similar scheme.

Westbourne Traders’ Association chairman Steve Taylor explained: “We wanted to do a campaign that showed the great sense of community we have here in Westbourne.

“We encouraged people to tell us on our discover Westbourne facebook page about the random acts of kindness they’d done.

“ITV are running a similar scheme this week, and they just picked up on what we had done in March.

“We had amazing results.”

Acts of kindness included people paying for strangers’ lunch and shoppers being randomly handed flowers.

Fiona Elliott, Poole, was one of the Good Samaritan’s selected to receive £250 of Westbourne shopping vouchers by a panel of judges.

She said: “We bought some flowers, went into the car park and searched for someone who looked like they needed a smile.”

Fiona’s two-year-old son, Sam, handed the flowers over to a woman, who was thrilled with the impromptu gift.

Lia Martin, from A-One Insurance – one of the Westbourne company’s involved in the initiative - said: “We did a random act of kindness each week for the month.

“We gave out gingerbread men, chocolate brownies and daffodils. We bought the entire stock of the Big Issue from the Big Issue ladies, and randomly cleared people’s restaurant bills.”