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The years 2020 and 2021 have been difficult for everyone, and we couldn’t have got through it without each other.
Whether it’s the neighbours for checking we were okay, the delivery drivers who kept food on the shelves, the volunteers who are standing alongside health workings in the vaccine rollout, or the children for learning from home – we’ve all got somebody to say “thank you” to.
We were so excited to join in the national Thank You Day on Sunday 4th July earlier this year, alongside some amazing organisations including the NHS, Royal Voluntary Service and the Scouts, as well as celebrity backers such as Michael Sheen, Tim Peake and Bear Grylls.
As part of Thank You Day, Rotary championed Power Hour.
Outdoor green, blue and community spaces have been vital for our mental health during the pandemic, providing places of escape, comfort and sanctuary.
As we’re all about community impact, Power Hour allowed us to come together with other people and organisations from across our community in a safe way, give a little time to make a big difference and show your appreciation for those spaces.
The idea for Thank You Day came from 13 individuals. These original proposers have seen the idea grow into a national celebration!
Sandra McCabe, Northern Ireland
Sandra is a member of Rotary who lives in Northern Ireland. Sandra has been overwhelmed by the support she has received both on a personal level and as a business owner from Rotary members, family, friends, colleagues, and customers.
With so many people to thank, after such a hard year for many, a ‘Thank You Day’ is the perfect opportunity to bring communities, family and friends together.”