Let’s join together to say a big ‘thank you’

Published Thursday 24 June 2021

People across the Harborough district are being encouraged to join together to say ‘thank you’, in their own unique way, to those who have helped them during the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Thank You Day’ is a national event, taking place on Sunday 4 July 2021, which aims to get as many people as possible involved, so everyone who deserves it gets a ‘thank you’.

Thank You Day

It is hoped, with local support and wider involvement, it could be the UK’s biggest ever ‘thank you party’.

Harborough District Council is calling on residents and businesses to show their appreciation to the hundreds of local volunteers and key workers who have selflessly supported communities throughout the huge challenges of the past year.

The Council will be highlighting the fantastic efforts of volunteers, its staff and partners – who helped provide frontline services, assisted vulnerable residents and supported local businesses as the pandemic hit. It will also be sharing ‘thank yous’ from the community.

A special ‘thank you’ message has been commissioned by the Council which will be seen across the district on the side of its recycling collection vehicles.

Harborough Market is also getting involved with the occasion and will be asking customers to nominate market staff or traders who they think have been most helpful during the pandemic.

Cllr Phil King, Leader of Harborough District Council, said: “For more than a year now have lived in the grips of a pandemic which has had an immeasurable impact on all our lives. But during that time, some people have shown incredible spirit and selfless dedication by helping others in their communities either as key workers, by volunteering, or by simply being there for vulnerable neighbours when they need it most. There are so many people that deserve our thanks; I wholeheartedly encourage everyone to show their appreciation in their own special and creative way – and share it online.”

On social media, people can use the hashtag #ThankYouDay to share their posts thanking those who they feel deserve it and those who have made a lasting impact over during these challenging times.

Find out more about how to get involved at www.thankyouday.org.uk 

The following day, on Monday 5 July 2021, NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers Day will be encouraging people to thank the healthcare workers who have supported them during the pandemic.

It will be a chance to show gratitude to all NHS and frontline staff, with an annual day of thanks, and remembrance of those who lost their lives due to Covid-19.

The day of thanks will take place on 5 July – the date the nation’s pioneering National Health Service (NHS) was born, bringing free healthcare to everyone, 73 years ago in 1948.

The occasion will also be an opportunity to help raise funds for national healthcare charities.

Find out more about NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers Day at www.nhsfrontlineday.org