In this two-minute round-up, we share some of the good news and positive things happening during life under lockdown across Rayleigh and Hockley and the UK.
Welcome to the fourth Feelgood Friday update from us at Nest in Essex.
And here are four pieces of news which made us smile this week.
- Salute the Captain. How could we not start with Captain Tom Moore? The 99-year-old war veteran has walked 100 laps of his garden to raise more than £17m for the NHS.
Captain Moore wanted to raise £1,000 for NHS Charities Together by completing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.
But he surged past his target after hundreds of thousands of people donated to his fundraising page.
As he finished the challenge, which has made him front-page news up and down the country, he said: “I feel fine, I hope you’re all feeling fine too.”
The report also stated that staying in touch with family and friends remotely was the most common way for people to try to cope (76.9%) with COVID-19 induced anxiety. So, remember to pick up the phone or send a message and let your loved ones know you are there and that you care.
- Sew kind. Volunteers across the UK are using their sewing skills to make urgently needed hospital uniforms for health workers fighting the Coronavirus outbreak.
Many frontline NHS staff are without the protective clothing they need to do their jobs safely.
And rising to the challenge thousands of amateurs across the UK have taken to their sewing machines and are making hospital overalls – known as scrubs.
More than 50 groups called Scrub Hubs have popped up across the country to provide more uniforms for our health care heroes.
It’s incredible to see the generosity, compassion, ingenuity, kindness and care that people are showing across the UK and in Rayleigh & Hockley.
From all at Nest in Essex if there is anything, we can do to support members of our community in Rayleigh or Hockley, please get in touch.