Sharing in Lockdown

15th May 2020

Lockdown is such a strange time. We may be limited in our opportunities to meet with and speak with other people, but this does not mean that we can’t think of each other or indeed do things to help each other in the circumstances we find ourselves in.

Across the country this has been evident in the amount of front- line workers who have been sacrificing their own safety and wellbeing in order to make sure vital services continue. So that the majority of citizens can remain safe. Whether this is NHS workers, School staff, Carers in Care Homes, Postal workers, Supermarket workers, Delivery drivers and many others- what they all have in common is that they help us. To communicate. To have food to eat. To stay healthy, especially when we become ill. To look after our wellbeing and make sure we can learn. They all safeguard our futures. I know that we are all grateful. The clapping and singing and pan banging on Thursday nights show just how big our thanks are.

The Facilities Team at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust wanted to share some of the thanks they have received, for their particular sacrifices, with others. Cadbury’s recently sent them a consignment of Easter eggs to distribute to staff (which they did). They said that if there were any spare then to share them with someone that deserves them. Luckily for us, we were at the top of the queue! We sent them out this weeks’ Food Hamper deliveries. We hope that you enjoyed them. Especially knowing that they are being shared by those that are taking the most risk in keeping us safe. It really is true what they say, that people are good if you would only let them be.

We would love to hear about what kind things you have all been doing? Have you helped a member of your household? Or maybe did something for your neighbour?

Take care everyone,

Ms Shorter