Download pledge sheet
Download your pledge sheet, sign it with your name, business name or name that you use on Twitter, Facebook or online.
Your pledge can be as small or large as you choose.
If you want to keep it simple, pledge to say “please” whenever you can.
If you are about to make a bigger commitment, think how you can be more courteous (see below).
Courteous activity ideas
Start by offering basic help and ask:
- #pleaseMAY I help you?
- #pleaseMAY we offer you a seat?
- #pleaseMAY I hold the door open for you?
- #pleaseMAY I carry your bag?
- #pleaseMAY I take your coat?
If you are asking a stranger, be prepared for them to decline. Perhaps they do not feel comfortable or have a very good reason for declining. We hope they will decline your genuine offer of courtesy politely.
In different situations, eg office, school, in public, there will be many different ways of being courteous. We’re always pleased to hear your suggestions.
#pleaseMAY is the ideal activity for groups to make pledges and support each other:
- business colleagues
- social groups and clubs
- family and friends
Give or email copies of the blank pledge sheet to other people and ask them to join in – the web page address is http://campaignforcourtesy.org.uk/downloads/pleasemay-pledge.pdf
Share your pledge
The success of #pleaseMAY depends on as many people as possible knowing about it and joining in.
Your pledge is very important and so is sharing it with other people.
Photos and stories
If you use social media, please take a selfie photograph of:
- you and your signed pledge
- you being courteous to someone else or someone being courteous to you.
Post it on your accounts with the #pleaseMAY hashtag.
Also post it to the National Campaign for Courtesy accounts and follow us on:
If you’re not using social media, email photos or stories to us at and we can publish them for you.
Like, share & retweet
Follow the #pleaseMAY hashtag on social media.
Every time you see a #pleaseMAY post, photo or video, please like, share or retweet it to your own connections.
Join the National Campaign for Courtesy
Support #pleaseMAY by becoming a member of the National Campaign for Courtesy.
Make it big
Thank you for your support.
Let’s work together to make #pleaseMAY the most courteous month ever.
And if you have suggestions, please let us know at or calling Robert Zarywacz on 07971 176044.