In this 2-minute update we share a quick round-up of some of the good news which is happening during these tough times.
Welcome to what will be a regular Feelgood Friday update from us at Nest in Essex.
For every episode of selfish panic buying in Rayleigh & Hockley, there are a dozen more examples of selfless behaviour, random acts of kindness and generous community spirit.
We’re in the strangest and most surreal period of modern history.
But it’s in these darkest of times many people can, and do, shine their brightest lights.
And here are five reasons to be cheerful and optimistic that Rayleigh & Hockley the UK and indeed the World, will pull through this testing period.
Clap for Carers
It was amazing and moving last night at 8 pm to see and hear people across the UK come out of their front doors and applaud the heroes of the NHS. I loved how many people were out on my street alone doing this last night and I could hear people clapping in the distance!
The Volunteer Army
On Tuesday, Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, initially issued a request for 250,000 people to give their time to help the 1.5 million vulnerable people who have to self-isolate for 12 weeks. More than 500,000 people signed up for this volunteer army in just 24 hours. And that number is growing fast.
Hundreds of home-schooled kids across Rayleigh & Hockley have been spreading a little cheer this week by drawing and colouring in rainbows. These rainbows have been put in the windows of homes across the community to give a little lift to passers-by.
Our Community Cares
We have heard of lots of lovely stories of kindness, compassion and generosity across Rayleigh & Hockley It makes us proud to serve this community, and as a local business, we are doing all we can to do our bit.
Please send or share with us your examples of local heroes. It could be a video of your street applauding the NHS, your children’s rainbows or something positive done locally that you’ve heard about.
If you get a chance, check out the adorable video of two puppies exploring an aquarium in the USA which is closed to humans, due to you know what.
Here’s a link to the video (copy and paste it into your browser): https://youtu.be/s49nfxStZXY
Please, please remember folks that wherever possible we need to: Stay at Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives.
Thanks, and stay safe.