During the first lockdown, 8 o’clock on Thursday evenings fast became one of the high spots of our week, when, from our respective homes, the @BristolShopping team joined with people across the nation in a round of applause for our key workers, not just those working for the NHS but everyone, including retailers, with an essential role to play in the Covid-19 crisis.
It’s coming back!
From Thursday 7 January, in what is hoped will become a weekly event again, Clap For Heroes will not only celebrate our NHS, care workers and key workers – from delivery drivers to postal workers, emergency services to teachers – but will also acknowledge every hero who has played their part through the pandemic, including but not limited to: home-schoolers, neighbours, scientists, volunteers, all those who wear masks when out, those who have stayed at home and socially distanced, shop workers, those in the Arts and hospitality sectors, everyone who has battled or is still battling Covid-19 (or caring for a loved one who is unwell), and also those sorely missed loved ones and friends who have been tragically lost to the virus.
Find out more HERE.
Support Bristol’s charities
Some of us will be giving small donations each week to charities close to our hearts. If you would like to do the same, please consider supporting St Peter’s Hospice, Tenovus Cancer Care, and British Heart Foundation, who cannot open their shops in Bristol Shopping Quarter during the national lockdown; Above & Beyond, the charity that supports Bristol’s city centre hospitals and Southmead Hospital Charity; and Penny Brohn UK, the Bristol-based charity helping people to live well with cancer. You may also like to consider Quartet Community Foundation, who fundraise for Bristol’s local charities, community and voluntary groups.
Any donation, however small, will be hugely appreciated.