Sun readers saulte the coronavirus crisis stars who are doing Britain proud during lockdown – The Sun

TODAY our Hail Your Hero marketing campaign once more celebrates extra of the boys, girls and youngsters who’re making an enormous distinction through the pandemic.

For a sixth week, we print YOUR messages of due to Britain’s selfless, unsung heroes.

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 We asked our readers to share their stories of acts of helpfulness, kindness and selflessness


We requested our readers to share their tales of acts of helpfulness, kindness and selflessness

From the military veteran getting meals to NHS staff, to the charity boss delivering letters of affection to hospital sufferers, and the care dwelling staff who arrange a hair salon for residents – all have gone above and past.

So if you wish to nominate and thank YOUR unsung hero who’s stepped up in these robust instances, simply e-mail sundayfeatures@

We’ll print EVERY SINGLE one. And thanks – a nation is happy with you all.

I’D prefer to thank LAUREN JEFFERSON from Enfield, North London, who’s volunteering to ship wholesome lunches to frontline key staff. She and the group are doing lengthy shifts – generally with out breaks – and that is one thing to maintain them going. We expect it’s superb to see they’re being supported. Wonderful work, Lauren. Fred and Holly Gray
WE’D like to offer due to the MACMILLAN NURSES. They’re complete angels and heroes 365 days of the 12 months – however by no means extra so than now. They offer help, assist and kindness to these dwelling with most cancers. An incredible charity and superb individuals, who’re unsung heroes and heroines of those instances. Gen and Gordon

THANK you from all of the residents of Park Lane Property to DIANE MILLAR for all the things she’s doing at our native store and for working so many hours to help the local people. Jacqui

WELL performed to all of the veterans of the racing TEAM BRIT, and founder DAVE PLAYER, who’re serving to combat the pandemic through the use of their autos to move very important gear to help frontline staff. So many veterans are quietly doing their bit on this pandemic and are usually not getting the popularity they deserve. They’ve identified different frontlines all over the world – and nonetheless don’t draw back from giving all of it at dwelling. Effectively performed, lads and lasses – a few of Britain’s finest. R Carpenter

TO my sister-in-law DOREEN THOMPSON who goes to her aged dad and mom’ dwelling day by day – dressed like Neil Armstrong to ensure they’re secure and properly, and to maintain them protected. She’s a complete legend. Steve

I WOULD such as you to recognise SOPHIE WILDING and her household from Leyland, Lancs. She has arrange a Fb group known as COMMUNITY NETWORK AND OUTREACH SERVICE LEYLAND the place she posts common updates, beneficial properties donations and makes neighborhood care packages for the susceptible/previous. Her household are additionally serving to with the drop-offs. She has additionally made packages to donate to NHS staff. We’re very proud and grateful in your onerous work. Lauren

We would like to offer due to the Macmillan nurses. They’re complete angels and heroes 365 days of the 12 months – however by no means extra so than now.

Gen and Gordon

WELL performed to ELIZABETH ILIAKIS who’s rescuing canines regardless of the pandemic. So many shelters are struggling due to the dearth of donations and in addition the truth that individuals can’t give animals a eternally dwelling proper now. However individuals like her are saving them from maltreatment and even loss of life. Effectively performed, Elizabeth. Frank

I’D like to offer due to MICHAEL JOHN WEAR who’s a carer for ELSIE. Your kindness throughout these harmful instances is superb. Each day, carers across the nation exit on the hidden frontline. They deserve recognition as a lot as our nurses and docs within the NHS. Carol and Megan

A BIG thanks to SAMANTHA JANE WATSON from Gateshead, Tyne and Put on, who’s going to work on the 111 cellphone strains, serving to to maintain this nation going. Colin and household

MY sister ALEXANDRA LOGAN is a careworker and volunteered to work 9 nights in a row to assist out youngsters’s houses and care houses throughout Suffolk. My hero! Many thanks. Vicki

 Army veteran Tim Wright is volunteering at an on-site free 'supermarket' at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals in London


Military veteran Tim Wright is volunteering at an on-site free ‘grocery store’ at Man’s and St Thomas’ hospitals in LondonCredit score: Chris Balcombe – The Solar

Ex-army Tim swaps catastrophe zones to help ‘grocery store’ for NHS workers

HE has helped battle pure disasters everywhere in the globe – and now Military veteran Tim Wright is doing his bit on the Covid-19 frontline.

The previous Royal Engineers sapper, turned generator engineer, is a member of Staff Rubicon UK, a volunteer response group that has seen motion in The British Virgin Islands, Mozambique and Haiti.

So when he was furloughed at the beginning of the pandemic, he instantly needed to help embattled NHS workers.

Together with 20 different veterans, the 30-year-old, who served in Afghanistan, helps to run an on-site free “grocery store” to make sure medics at Man’s and St Thomas’ hospitals in London do not need to face queues in outlets after exhausting shifts saving lives.

He mentioned: “I’ve been to catastrophe zones everywhere in the world with Staff Rubicon, however I by no means imagined I’d be doing one thing like this within the UK.”

Tim additionally needed to offer one thing again to the NHS as a result of it as soon as saved HIS life.

He mentioned: “That is deeply private to me. After I returned from Mozambique after Cyclone Idai, the place the nation was decimated, I grew to become fairly in poor health and was handled on the Infectious Illnesses Centre at Southampton Hospital.

“Whereas we by no means received to the underside of precisely what I had, the care and kindness of the workers was unbelievable and I’m now match and properly, due to what they did. So now serving to NHS workers is a small option to give one thing again to the NHS and play my half.”

Tim, who’s married to Sam, 28, has been deeply moved by the hospital staff’ gratitude for the pop-up grocery store he’s serving to at.

Every day they’re given staples to make a meal — together with gadgets akin to pasta, tinned tomatoes and bread — plus family necessities akin to washing-up liquid.

Tim, who works for Hampshire-based generator provider DQM, mentioned: “They arrive in and also you see how exhausted they’re after hours in PPE on the finish of their shift. A number of of them have had tears of their eyes and proven such gratitude.

“We’ve all had a way of doing one thing that helps.

“Like all of the veterans I work with, everywhere in the world, we’re not the form of individuals to sit down idly by doing nothing.

“We’re all very proud, with our army expertise, to have the ability to make a distinction.”

Tim has been to Haiti to construct kitchens in faculties, to feed youngsters as infrastructure was rebuilt following the earthquake a decade in the past. He has additionally been to Antigua and the British Virgin Islands following Hurricane Irma, to floods in Kent, and to Mozambique after Cyclone Idai. And now he’s tackling Covid-19.

Staff Rubicon UK’s Richard Sharp, a former Royal Marine Commando, mentioned: “We launched Op RE:ACT to assist the UK within the Covid-19 disaster, as we knew we may make a distinction by supporting frontline companies and susceptible communities.

“We at present have greater than 20 dwell duties, serving to with logistics and PPE in addition to offering mortuary help.

“These might be delicate and demanding duties, which is why we known as on veterans to volunteer with us and serve their nation once more.”

I WANT to say a large thanks to my daughter KELLY, who helps us keep secure and fed throughout this lockdown. And to my son CLARKE, who’s working to offer gear for the entire Nightingale Hospitals. Seeing the way in which everyone seems to be pulling collectively makes you proud to be British. Frank Robinson

I WANT to say thanks to the docs and nurses at WEST SUFFOLK HOSPITAL who saved my dad John’s life when he was struck down by corona­virus. The care and love they gave him was superb. Thanks, too, to the care workers on the CATCHPOLE NURSING HOME, SUDBURY the place Dad is now recovering. You might be all heroes. Jonathan Bloy

I’D prefer to thank my daughter NICOLA who’s a sister within the NHS. As a father, I’m happy with all my daughters, however I wish to make a particular point out for Nicola throughout these tough, scary instances. She is consistently in my ideas and amazes me for remaining calm. She nonetheless has her sense of humour as she works, and continues to have large empathy with these she is treating. John Bennett

I WANT to say thanks to the superb group at GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN who’ve continued to be so unbelievable throughout this time with my son’s well being situation. Not solely is their information phenomenal, however their look after each child and fogeys is second to none. I couldn’t ask for higher help, higher individuals and higher care. Our NHS is just superb. Fixed selflessness in serving to others. Emma Langley

I WANT to thank the superb nurses at ADDENBROOKE’S HOSPITAL, Cambridge, who saved the lifetime of my four-year-old son Archie when he developed coronavirus. He’s now again dwelling along with his twin brother and, due to them, has that cheeky smile again on his face. Harriet Wilks

AS a former postal employee, I need to say an enormous thanks to the entire POSTMEN AND POSTWOMEN who’ve carried on delivering letters, and the drivers who’ve been dropping off parcels. The place would we be with out them? David Archer

I need to thank the superb nurses at Addenbrooke’s Hospital who saved the lifetime of my four-year-old son Archie when he developed coronavirus.

Harriet Wilks

I WANT to say thanks all to all of the CARE WORKERS persevering with to go to the aged and susceptible of their houses, and offering such superb care. Each certainly one of them is a hero – and a lifeline to the communities that they serve. Graziella Kontowski

I WANT to say thanks to the CORNER SHOP WORKERS and LOCAL SHOPS who’re working across the clock to ensure everybody in lockdown has the issues they want. They not often get a point out however are all enjoying a vastly necessary function. Ben Taylor

The SPRINGBURN HOSPICE, Glasgow, is fabulous. They’re so caring. They’ll do something for you. I couldn’t ask for higher help. Mavis Torrance

I WOULD identical to to thank all CARE HOME STAFF for his or her onerous work and extraordinary dedication. They’ve been underappreciated by all of us – myself included – for years. Dr Nick Summerton

THERE are so many individuals to thank, however over the previous few weeks I’d need to pay tribute to everyone I’ve labored alongside – NHS NURSING STAFF of all ranges, DOCTORS, CLEANERS, PORTERS. And my DAD who’s been a cost nurse in A&E for about 40 years and was attributable to retire earlier than all this began. NHS nurse Rosie Doyle

THANK you to the senior nurses (band 6s) on PENROSE WARD, DERRIFORD HOSPITAL, in Plymouth. They’re going above and past to make sure our morale is up and we now have all the things we’d like. You might be superb. Jenny Wade

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I WANT to say thanks to a particular individual, AMANDA COX, who has been boosting morale at Leicester hospitals – in theatres, restoration and ITU. She has been working so onerous to lift cash and has been shopping for issues wanted for our wellbeing. Jo Deebank

A LOT of my buddies are MARIE CURIE NURSES, so we help one another if anyone’s having a tricky time. I lean on my buddies and line managers as a result of they perceive the state of affairs. They perceive what individuals are going by way of, whereas your loved ones are emotionally connected, I simply don’t need to fear them. The present state of affairs has elevated my pleasure in going to work. As nurses, we step up, that’s a part of who we’re. We have to be there. Hats off to the NHS. I’ve received colleagues within the NHS on Covid-19 wards, Resus wards, and they’re simply preventing the nice combat. However we’re too. We’re on the market coping with Covid-19, we’re coping with entrance line nursing wants extra so now as a result of individuals don’t need to go into hospital. So we’re entrance line too. Marie Curie nurse Clare Hogan

I WANT to place a shout out to the BIN MEN AND WOMEN who’ve been working wind, rain or shine throughout this pandemic. They’re among the many forgotten heroes of this disaster. James Thompson

I WANT to thank the volunteers at LANA’S ROASTS and ALL CALL SIGNS who’ve been delivering scorching meals to the aged in my space. I ordered one for my mum who was alone on Easter Sunday. She FaceTimed me after and was in shock and so comfortable. Thanks a lot for what you’re doing and please maintain going. Dean Randall

A BIG thanks to the entire superb FRONTLINE EMERGENCY WORKERS who’re going above and past to help the nation right now of nationwide disaster. Liam Barnes

I WANT to say thanks to the TEACHERS who’ve been carrying on working and taking care of the youngsters of key staff. If these youngsters weren’t capable of go to high school we’d haven’t any workers to work within the hospitals. David Murphy

THANK you to the HOSPITAL CLEANERS. It’s a harmful job to be doing proper now. They’re doing an incredible job and we ought to be very grateful to them. Julia Thompson

I WANT to say a giant thanks to all our store staff. However there are two very particular staff who’re our heroes. CHANTELLE CAWLEY and SOPHIE ELLIOTT. Two of the perfect. Andy and Michelle

A BIG thanks to the nurses within the Huntingdon and St Neots Neighbourhood Staff: JO COWEL, SIAN SANDEVER, CHERYL HIRST, CLARE LAY, EVA KASHIRI, SARAH PHILLIPS, Medical doctors KAREL WILDSCHUT, ANNALISE OWEN and RUWANKA PERERA, NABIHA SAQIB Psychologist NICKY JACOBI, SHIRLEY GRANT OTA GEMMA PERRIN LOVEDAY NEWMAN, LUCY DE PFEIFFER, JULIE WILLMOTT, TIMISHA BAXTER, GAYLE WOODCOCK, ADRIAN WILKINSON, ALEX CARR, NEIL WATSON. All of the social staff, JEAN BANDA and CHRISTINE ROBINSON. All these professionals are co-ordinating service or offering help for older individuals with psychological well being situations. L Peck

 Tim isn't the only veteran working at the 'supermarket' - 20 other ex-soldiers are working to provide food for NHS workers


Tim is not the one veteran working on the ‘grocery store’ – 20 different ex-soldiers are working to offer meals for NHS staff
 They make sure doctors and nurses do not have to face queues in shops after exhausting shifts saving lives


They ensure docs and nurses do not need to face queues in outlets after exhausting shifts saving lives

THANKS to GESAR KARATE primarily based in Holsworthy, Devon, who’ve been posting challenges on their Fb web page to have interaction the minds and enhance the health of all the scholars. It’s serving to them get by way of this occasion. Mark Antony Raines

IT at all times amazes me that nobody praises the good job the UNDERTAKERS are doing right now so I’d like to offer due to them throughout the nation. I personally have needed to go on to a Covid-19 ward, get gowned up in PPE and take away somebody’s beloved one, then go dwelling to my spouse. I simply suppose the women and men of the funeral enterprise are additionally heroes. G Smith, Berkshire

THANKS so much to these behind the scenes of our ENERGY COMPANIES who’re conserving the lights on and energy equipped to the nation. We by no means see them nevertheless it’s conserving us going. Title withheld

THERE is a forgotten community of people that nonetheless go to work, their expertise under- appreciated and lengthy forgotten. The HEAVY GOODS INDUSTRY is at all times underpinned by the extremely technical, hard-worked and under-appreciated line of auto technicians. With out these hard-working and undervalued staff, no automobile would have the ability to ship the products and companies that most of the people, key companies and customers take pleasure in. I’d personally prefer to thank each single automobile upkeep technician for all their onerous work for having the ability to help our transport trade, conserving the wheels turning, our nation fed, dwelling deliveries performed and people gas tankers on the street, and most significantly our NHS suppliers and key staff with autos to make use of. And whereas conserving them equipped, I’d additionally prefer to thank them for conserving our roads secure. Title withheld

I’D prefer to thank my lockdown crew of buddies – NIC, SHANNON, SARAH, LEANNE and ZOE. We’ve been sending one another little lockdown items to maintain smiling. Love all of them thousands and thousands. Kylie Horne

Thanks NHS staff

By Leanne Drain

NHS you’re our saviours.

NHS you’re our heroes.

NHS you’re our household and buddies.

NHS you’re our international unit of sunshine getting into the night time.

NHS you’re all of the rainbows on this planet, mixed into one.

And that one shines on every certainly one of your stunning souls.

NHS we’re grateful to have you ever in our lives.

NHS, you save our family members.

NHS you’re extra than simply a health care provider, a nurse. You’re a pal. A legend and somebody who cares with dedication.

NHS, your coronary heart is greater than any lion or subject of sunshine.

NHS is extra than simply nurturing well being savers.

They’re our rock.


I WOULD prefer to thank my mother-in-law CLAUDELL REBELO who’s a care employee. She tirelessly turns up for work and says: “If I take depart who will do my job?”. Throughout this disaster state of affairs she has by no means considered herself. Journey was dangerous for her due to the age issue, however in the present day I realise she is an actual hero. When kids are sitting dwelling, not going out due to the worry, she nonetheless will get up at 5am and goes to work caring for others. She does further hours as generally there are shortages of workers. But she fearlessly steps out. She does have just a little worry for her life as properly however nonetheless she thinks of these previous individuals and says: “I’m going to work to maintain them secure.” Thanks for being a hero. Ayesha Gundevia Rebelo

Bin women and men out in all weathers…forgotten heroes!

James Thompson

I WOULD prefer to thank ANDREW GALLAGHER CASALS, CAROLYN FULLER and KUMAR PONNUSAMY, nurses on the Huntingdon Reminiscence Service the place I’m at present working as a newly certified nurse. I’m grateful to them for exhibiting me the braveness, dedication and care wanted to look after sufferers with psychological well being situations throughout this tough time. I’d additionally prefer to thank CAMBRIDGE AND PETERBOROUGH FOUNDATION TRUST. The entire group are implausible. Lorretta

CAN I thank ELAINE DAVIS and all of the workers at WATERFORD COURT, a retirement complicated in Erdington, Birmingham, for doing buying and cooking and delivering meals to susceptible residents within the courtroom, the oldest occupant being 103. On behalf of all of the individuals dwelling right here, thanks very a lot. We recognize what you’re all doing for us. Peter Rogers

WE wish to thank our daughter CAROLINE MARTIN and granddaughter FRANCESCA MARTIN who work at KIMBERLEY CARE HOME in Lengthy Sutton. Additionally our daughter SHARON WALSH who works for MID YORKSHIRE AMBULANCE SERVICE. And eventually our daughter-in-law ROSE MERIFIELD who’s a nurse at BRADFORD ROYAL INFIRMARY. We’re so immensely happy with you all as a result of like each single one the workers, you’re employed tirelessly. You might be all a credit score to the NHS and care houses. Love you all a lot. Mum & Dad Merifield

THANK you to BT ENGINEERS who’re working day by day to make sure that individuals can make money working from home, make calls, FaceTime individuals and use the web. Engineers are additionally risking their lives, so subsequent time you decide up your cellphone or laptop computer, spare a thought for the military of staff on the market enabling you to do that – my husband being certainly one of them. I clap for him every morning when he leaves for work. Sarah Williams

I’D prefer to thank MELANIE BERTOL for being an unbelievable ICU nurse at Medway hospital. Mel, along with your colleagues, you’ve been taking care of 3 times the quantity of regular sufferers, preventing for his or her lives along with your profound care and experience. I’ve seen how onerous you take the disappointment that comes along with your calling and hope you’ll speak in confidence to me at some point when it’s throughout. Thanks from the underside of my coronary heart for doing this most difficult work. I can’t wait to bounce with you once more! Thanks. Clare from Lisette Veenis

SO Wayne Rooney has turn out to be a maths trainer for his sons. Effectively performed Wayne however simply take be aware that there are literally thousands of MUMS AND DADS HOME SCHOOLING and doing the exact same factor up and down the nation. Let’s give them a properly performed and thanks as properly. Brian Lea

 Lucy O'Connor is part of a Letters Of Love project to help isolated patients keep in touch with relatives, who are not allowed to visit


Lucy O’Connor is a part of a Letters Of Love mission to assist remoted sufferers keep up a correspondence with kinfolk, who are usually not allowed to go to

Lucy’s letters of affection for sufferers

WHEN Lucy O’Connor goes to volunteer at Northampton Common Hospital, she brightens sufferers’ days with very particular deliveries.

She is a part of a Letters Of Love mission to assist remoted sufferers keep up a correspondence with kinfolk, who are usually not allowed to go to.

Employees print each message and film, put them in an envelope and hand them to Lucy or certainly one of 30 different “pressing response volunteers” who stroll as much as 15,000 steps a day getting them to the correct affected person.

Messages are despatched from as far afield as Saudi Arabia and Spain. Lucy, 37, says: “Each day is extraordinary as individuals are so touched and happy after they get letters.

“Letters Of Love is a window between the within world of the hospital and the surface world. Individuals really feel linked.

“Even when sufferers are poorly or being handled on Covid-19 wards, it provides them a lift they usually really feel supported.

“We do give precedence for our deliveries if it’s a Covid-positive ward, however each letter that arrives will likely be taken on the identical day. It truly is a really particular supply.”

Usually Lucy runs a charity, Peak Empower, which helps youngsters achieve confidence by way of sport.

She is now certainly one of 150 individuals volunteering throughout the hospital. Lucy, mum to nine-year-old Toby, mentioned: “Plenty of the individuals who obtain the letters are those that are usually not tech savvy so that they actually do imply so much to them.

“The message that comes again time and time once more is that it’s great to be considered and sufferers get fairly emotional when the letter arrives.

“I actually do really feel honoured to be part of a mission like this as it’s actually stunning. But in addition in such extraordinary instances, all of us must have a social accountability and if you’re match and capable of do one thing then it is best to.

“I’ve the time, I’m in good well being and I couldn’t sit and do nothing whereas this occurs.

“Nevertheless it has been way more rewarding than I may ever have imagined.

“And I’m in awe of the NHS workers who work right here – their dedication and dedication in such tough instances and the extent of care they supply is superb.

“They honestly are heroes and an inspiration to us all.”

A Northampton Common Hospital spokesman mentioned: “The letters and pictures have supplied an actual increase to our sufferers and meant that family and friends can nonetheless share particular moments and information.

“We’d prefer to thank all of our superb volunteers and workers.”

ALL the important thing staff are doing an incredible job. Nonetheless, there may be one sector that hasn’t had any recognition: the workers who’re persevering with to work within the DWP OFFICES. They’re going in to the workplace day by day, usually with decreased numbers of workers, at a time when profit claims are at their highest. They’ve been ready to work longer hours, and doubtlessly threat their well being, to make sure the claims are processed as rapidly as potential as a result of they’re conscious about the monetary difficulties that the customers are going through. They deserve our thanks too. Lyn Fairbrother

AS a safety supervisor I’d prefer to thank those that do my function throughout the nation. We’re often on the entrance line at hospitals, outlets and depots, assembly and greeting everybody who involves websites, often for minimal wage. Jeff Flynn

WELL performed to all of the workers of the POST OFFICE – and a particular thanks additionally to LONDON’S CLAPHAM HIGH STREET POST OFFICE. Regardless of giant queues and having to take numerous abuse from members of the general public for no motive they helped me put up an important authorized letter for next-day recorded supply which saved my bacon. I can’t thanks and your hardworking group sufficient for placing your self on the entrance line and coping with everybody in a sort and courteous method. G Dougherty

THE unsung heroes of the hour should be the DELIVERY DRIVERS and the DELIVERY FIRMS who’re conserving the nation transferring. I’ve needed to order on-line very important medicines and vitamin provides for each my younger youngsters as I’ve been unable to get to the outlets or when I’ve gone they’ve been bought out. With out these deliveries arriving at my door due to YODEL and HERMES I don’t know what I’d have performed. Thanks. S Grant

MASSIVE due to all of the ESTATE AGENTS who’re working tirelessly to make sure individuals are capable of transfer who should. Particular shout out to LUCY at KFH CLAPHAM HIGH STREET who fairly extremely managed to get my home sale over the road regardless of all the things in these loopy instances which has allowed me to take up a key employee function in Scotland. Massive thanks from the underside of my coronary heart. Jill Primary

GREAT to see among the SMALL FOOD AND DRINK BUSINESSES opening up once more for takeaway. We should get behind these individuals and check out if we are able to to buy regionally because it’s the one approach we’ll economically get again on observe as a rustic as a complete. If we allow them to fail all of us fail. Gareth Lyndon

Care employee Claudell will get up at 5am and does further hours. Throughout this disaster state of affairs she has by no means considered herself.

Ayesha Gundevia Rebelo

WONDERFUL to see LAMBETH LIBRARIES opening up so many on-line teams to assist the neighborhood deal with the isolation of those horrible instances. From the web grownup studying teams to the Fb Wriggle and Rhyme time for the youngsters, I don’t know the way I’d have gotten by way of the previous few weeks with out them – they’ve supplied very important help for the all of the neighborhood younger and previous. J Dougherty

EVERYONE forgets in regards to the BIN MEN AND WOMEN however we’d be misplaced as a rustic with out them and their onerous work. They’re extra necessary than ever throughout instances like these. Think about if our streets the place strewn with garbage on prime of all the things else we’re going by way of as a rustic. I for one wish to say a giant due to all of them. M Kellet

WELL performed to everybody signing as much as the decision for a brand new BRITISH LAND ARMY. Your nation wants you greater than ever now. I’m a pensioner but when I used to be youthful I’d be out on the entrance line selecting fruit like a shot! George Nelson

IT was beautiful to see the nation falling silent for the fallen NHS heroes who’ve been killed by coronavirus. We should always at all times bear in mind these courageous souls who gave their lives to assist others in essentially the most tough instances. Thanks to them and everything of our NHS. G Morrison

 Wonderful carers at two care homes in Plymouth have set up a pop-up hair salon to boost residents' spirits


Fantastic carers at two care houses in Plymouth have arrange a pop-up hair salon to spice up residents’ spirits

Care houses ‘hair salon’

BRAVE carers at two residential houses have arrange a pop-up hair salon to spice up residents’ spirits.

Previous folks in isolation at Mayflower Home and Amberley Home in Plymouth had been lacking their weekly styling periods.

So workers arrange a facility the place they’ll come and have a wash, blow-dry and natter.

Carers are decided to make life as regular as potential for his or her susceptible residents.

Properties proprietor Lisa Webb mentioned: “Like most care houses in Britain, certainly one of our houses was affected by Covid-19.

“However we’ve not suffered like some have, as we locked down properly earlier than the Authorities really useful it and we made the choice weeks in the past to not settle for any admissions.

“However I need to say thanks for my workers’s dedication, bravery and dedication. They’ve gone out of their option to maintain our residents secure and cozy.

“Not certainly one of our group has not stepped up. They’ve tailored. They’re no longer simply carers, they’ve turn out to be hairdressers, too. They’ve additionally turn out to be leisure workers, organising occasions to cheer everybody up.

“These are extraordinary instances and I’m fortunate to have such an distinctive group of individuals working for me, so I need to thank every certainly one of them.

“They’re going above and past, with out exception and actually deserve a point out as they honestly are heroes.”

I WILL be portray the largest image of a rainbow ever this week with my youngsters to proudly show in my entrance window to honour the NHS. What all of the HEALTH SERVICE EMPLOYEES are doing day in day trip must be recognised. Hopefully when this hell is over they are going to be financially recognised with additional cash of their pay packets. V Gamble

I HAVE by no means seen so many COMMUNITY SUPPORT POLICE OFFICERS going round my space since this disaster started and I can’t thank them sufficient. They at all times have a cheery hiya and some type phrases to see if I’m OK. They’re bringing a way of calm in chaotic instances. Bobbies on the beat are one of many issues I hope will proceed lengthy after this hell has ended as I feel they’re very useful to the neighborhood as a complete. C Johnson

IT could sound foolish however I used to be overcome with emotion after I noticed the COUNCIL GARDENERS tending to among the flowers in my native park, London’s Brockwell Park. Taking my every day stroll right here has been an actual sanity saviour and to know individuals are working to make it look nearly as good as it may possibly throughout these horrible instances simply lifted my spirits past perception. Thanks. M Thompson

I WANT to say a giant due to the group at NORTH EAST AMBULANCE SERVICE who’re working so onerous. Effectively performed to you all. Steve Kwame

I WOULD prefer to say thanks to KERRY LEE who works for the NHS. For the reason that begin of the pandemic, Kerry has introduced flowers, wine and chocolate for me, performed looking for her colleagues on Elizabeth Ward, handled those that have needed to self-isolate and is optimistic all through. Gilly

GOOD to see B&Q and their hard- working workers opening their doorways once more. We have to attempt to get some small glimmers of normality coming again into this nation if we’re ever going to get well from all of this. Thanks guys. D Little

I THINK we should always recognise the entire EMERGENCY SERVICES who’re doing a lot right now saving lives – not solely the docs and nurses, however the hearth service, ambulance service and police who work collectively to maintain us wholesome and secure. Julie and Sean

THANK goodness COLONEL TOM MOORE received a fly-past by RAF pilots for his 100th birthday salute. Nobody deserves this accolade greater than him. He has captured the hearts of the nation and raised more cash than most individuals would have ever thought potential of their wildest goals. Subsequent cease . . . Sir Tom! Thanks for cheering us up. Cath and Liz

THANK you to all of the workers of my SAINSBURY’S LOCAL. I’ve been avoiding all the larger supermarkets since this started however due to hard-working workers in any respect these smaller branches I’ve been capable of get my palms on all the things that I want. Effectively performed. Ray Primary

GREAT to listen to workers at McDONALD’S and KFC are getting again to work quickly. It sounds foolish however I used to be overjoyed to listen to this, because it’s a tiny little little bit of normality in an in any other case loopy world. Gained’t be good for my waistline although. J Slater

BIG thanks to all of the NHS CANCER CARE STAFF throughout the nation who’re restarting appointments for most cancers sufferers. We mustn’t overlook our NHS heroes aren’t simply coping with Covid-19 however all these different hideous ailments, too. God bless you, every person. M Millar

 M Kellet wants to say a big thanks the bin men and women who are still going to work during this difficult time


M Kellet needs to say a giant thanks the bin women and men who’re nonetheless going to work throughout this tough timeCredit score: SWNS:South West Information Service

BIG shout out to EE for giving NHS workers limitless knowledge until October. It’s going to massively profit numerous nurse buddies of mine. Once they’re up towards it, the one factor they don’t need to take into consideration is how they will pay to remain linked to their very own family members. R Smith

THANK you to the PARKINSON’S TEAM at SOUTHMEAD HOSPITAL, Bristol, for conserving everybody secure and properly throughout this time. I’m stepping into for an op shortly they usually have been so caring. It’s reassuring. Paul and Jean

THANK goodness for my LOCAL NEWSAGENT in Brixton’s Ferndale Highway, deciding to reopen. I’ve issue strolling and no entry to a pc, and the considered having to navigate a big grocery store fills me with dread. It’s been sensible realizing I can chill out within the information that not solely can I get my necessities, I additionally get a cheery hiya and some type phrases from workers as properly. Marvellous. Title withheld

A BIG shout out to all my colleagues in MATERNITY at PRINCESS ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL, in Harlow, Essex. I’m so happy with you all, conserving girls and their infants secure throughout testing instances. Hold looking for one another and smiling beneath these masks, my implausible work household. Lynn Lee

TO the superb workers at SAINSBURY’S LOCAL on Lordship Lane, East Dulwich. Thanks for serving with a smile, being so useful and at all times conserving the shop so properly stocked. You might be heroes, every person. Thanks. Tony and Sam

THANKS to the workers at QUEEN MARY’S HOSPITAL who put me by way of a battery of checks this week. The checks weren’t the perfect, however the workers had been superb. Even in these instances they handled me so properly. The NHS is actually superb. Keith

THANKS to B&Q DARTFORD for sanitising handles and conserving everybody secure. There was a leak at my dwelling and I used to be vastly relieved to have the ability to get the half to restore it. A Maitland

THANK you to the PHARMACISTS doing their finest to get medicines out and serving to to maintain individuals wholesome. Mark, Liz and Emma

I WOULD like to offer a giant thanks to my pal KARINE WAKE who despatched me a present, as I do positivity movies on Fb and she or he says I maintain her spirits up. She raised my spirits, too, together with her thoughtfulness. Clare Hurst

THANKS to CARE WORKERS throughout the nation who’re the forgotten heroes and heroines on this. They’re usually on the minimal wage however they need to be recognised for his or her efforts when that is lastly over. J Bryant

THANK you to our TRANSPORT WORKERS on trains, buses and metros who’re getting key staff to jobs and serving to to maintain the nation operating. Gill and Brian

A keyring employee, 6

SUPER six-year-old Clarissa Greenfield determined to offer some-thing again to hospital nurses who saved her gran’s life.

For the previous six weeks, she has made almost 200 pom-pom keyrings to lift cash to purchase toiletries and treats for employees on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

Mum Felicity, 25, and pa Peter, 27, helped by threading her designs on to the fobs.

Clarissa mentioned: “That is my approach of spreading some hap- piness. I needed to say thanks to the NHS, as they saved my grandma.

“I like making the pom-poms so much. The most effective half is selecting the colors – though my favorite is a rainbow for the NHS.”

Clarissa’s gran, Denise Mansfield, was in hospital in 2015, for 2 aneurysms.

 Clarissa Greenfield, 6, has made nearly 200 pom-pom keyrings to raise money to buy toiletries and treats for staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital


Clarissa Greenfield, 6, has made almost 200 pom-pom keyrings to lift cash to purchase toiletries and treats for employees on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

MY native soccer membership is WATFORD FC. I’m very proud and happy that they’ve transformed all their hospitality suites into one-bedroom residences for all of the nurses and docs within the close by hospital. They’ve additionally supplied relaxation areas and laundry amenities for them when off responsibility. That’s what you name a family-friendly soccer membership. Effectively performed, Watford. Gerry Parker

To PETER CLOUGH, what a giant, large thanks we owe you. The messages you ship to us all in our What’sApp group make us smile, conserving our morale up in these very scary instances. Mary Eager

OUR dad PHIL HUMPHREYS is our hero. The rationale why is that our nan, his mum, didn’t have lengthy to dwell and Dad received her blessing to assist others with Staff Rubicon UK to assist combat the pandemic. The day he obtained his directions for his first deployment, he additionally received the decision to say Nan had handed away– however as an alternative of pulling out he continued along with his activity. We’re very happy with our dad, as we’re certain Nan would have been. From his loving daughters. Lilly, 25, and Donna, 23

TO all of the workers at BARRY’S OFF- LICENCE. We depend on you for the necessities, you’re at all times absolutely stocked and your low cost Malbec helps us get by way of the nights at dwelling. Karen and Tony Kelly

Thanks to our transport staff on trains, buses and metros who’re getting key staff to jobs.

Gill and Brian

TO PIMLICO PLUMBERS. Simply once we didn’t want it, our boiler broke. Not having the ability to see the surface world was unhealthy sufficient however then not having any water felt like a catastrophe. However amazingly, Steve from Pimlico Plumbers got here spherical and saved the day. He received us a brand new boiler and fitted it inside two days. He was carrying full PPE, took actual care and made certain we had been in a special room when he got here out and in. Thanks in your kindness. Sally

To DAN NORCROSS. I had been feeling fairly down within the dumps about all the things however doing all of your quiz on the Lord’s Taverners Fb web page has actually cheered me up. I miss cricket and your quiz introduced me again to the instances when the solar shone, we may very well be outdoors freely and benefit from the sport we love. Thanks very a lot. Steven Sales space

MY son and daughter-in-law are each police constables and, in addition to their regular duties, should implement the lockdown guidelines. That is clearly serving to the NHS, as they’re attempting to stop individuals coming into contact with others and subsequently stopping the unfold of coronavirus. All these great policemen and girls go to work and do their job to guard us, and all they appear to get is abuse or destructive suggestions. They should take care of the worst facet of individuals at the perfect of instances and are getting little or no thanks for it. I applaud everybody on the frontline – they’re all doing a implausible job. However I feel the POLICE are too, and ought to be recognised the identical. Kate Bowler

THANK you to good previous ARNIE MATTHEWS. Your beautiful banana bread for the entire of our avenue went down a deal with with a cup of tea. It truly is the little issues that make your day. In case you ever need to make one other batch, then we wouldn’t say no. Marsha and Ken

I SEE that the ROYAL MAIL are suspending deliveries on Saturdays for a short while. I hope this is only a temporary measure, as our POSTMEN and POSTWOMEN are such an important and valuable part of society. For older members of the community who do not see people on a regular basis, they are a godsend. Keep up the good work, girls and boys. Keep the country smiling – and thank you. Robert West

I’M so proud of my dad, SAM MURRAY, who is a veteran of the Royal Marines and volunteered to join Team Rubicon UK volunteering for the NHS working in a team of veterans, assisting the brave mortuary technicians at a hospital. I’m so happy that I have a dad who I can look up to, due to the brave and selfless actions he is taking for our country, and I am also very thankful and grateful for the other key workers who are also risking their lives to help others. Holly Murray, 15

A huge thank you to all the amazing workers at NEWCASTLE’S HOSPITALS – especially JOANNE CLEMENTS. You are doing the most amazing job and doing our country proud. Keep up the great work. Thank you. Your friends and family in Henley and St Albans

 J Slater says it's great to hear that staff at McDonald's and KFC will be returning to work soon as 'it’s a tiny little bit of normality in an otherwise crazy world'


J Slater says it is nice to listen to that workers at McDonald’s and KFC will likely be returning to work quickly as ‘it’s a tiny little little bit of normality in an in any other case loopy world’Credit score: Michael Schofield – The Solar Glasgow


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