We’re all adjusting to quarantine life as the weeks go by. Whether you’re WFH or social distancing with friends, life has never been so different and times are tough.
In the last few weeks, we’ve seen hundreds of thousands of people come together up and down the country, standing at their front doors and windows, balconies and terraces, to show their appreciation for NHS staff and keyworkers.
The clap is giving us a much-needed morale boost with communities uniting to say a BIG thank-you to our heroes for keeping us safe every day and spreading all round positive vibes!
The current situation is worrying but with community spirit at an all-time high, we’ve rounded up some of this week’s positive stories that we’re loving at JD. So, tonight as we raise our hands to clap for the incredible NHS, kick back and catch up on some special moments of kindness that have brought us positivity this week…
Perfectly Perfect Rainbow
After a day of dark sky and non-stop rain, just as the nightly 7pm cheer took place, a stunning arch of colours appeared in the sky stretching over New York City. Lifting the spirits of the city, the huge rainbow gave the residents of NYC something to smile about!
Run 5 Donate 5 Nominate 5
Starting out in Edinburgh, Olivia Strong’s #RunForHeroes fundraiser campaign has gone viral all over the globe. The challenge is encouraging people to walk or run 5K, donate £5 and then nominate fives friends to do likewise. The organisation is well on the way to raising a mega £5million for NHS Charities Together which supports the welfare of NHS staff in their fight against Coronavirus.
Once home to a few potted plants, the balcony has turned into the most prized room of the flat. The space has become the new place to connect with the outside world and grab some fresh air during lockdown. In Copenhagen, people came together to get their #onceaday exercise keeping fit and healthy and raising the community spirit. Go team!
Rainbows have cropped up on windows around the UK to spread hope and keep us and our keyworkers feeling strong. As a symbol of light after dark, it’s putting a smile on our faces!
Not All Superheroes Wear Capes
Mural artist, Rachel List perked up her local pub walls to honour the NHS with their massive efforts to those risking their lives to keep us safe. Expressing herself through painting, she represents how we all feel about the NHS and keyworkers – proud!
Whist we may be apart from our friends and family RN, the nation feels more united that ever! We’re saying thanks to the NHS and keyworkers and are offering 20% off for our Blue Light Community.