Millions of people across the country are coming together today to do one very simple but important thing – say thank you.

The last year and a half has been challenging for all of us in many ways and we all have someone who we owe a special thanks to. They could be a friend who cheered you up during lockdown, a family member who helped you out when you had to isolate, or a colleague who supported you in the transition to working from home.

Many of the heroes of the last year have often gone without acclaim – those whose efforts lifted spirits, inspired change and gave hope to their communities.

“At Community, we’re joining in today to thank all our staff, members and activists who went the extra mile over the last year.”

On Centre Court at Wimbledon earlier in the week, who could fail to be moved by the spontaneous standing ovation for Dame Sarah Gilbert, the co-developer of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID vaccine.

Saying thank you is a powerful act, and that is why Community are pleased to be a part of Thank You Day.

Starting from an idea by just thirteen people, Thank You Day is now supported by hundreds of organisations and events attended by people across the U.K.

At Community, we’re joining in today to thank all our staff, members and activists who went the extra mile over the last year.

People like Mark and Sandra Simpson, whose fundraising during the pandemic raised over £11,000 for NHS charities.

Our members support group and Community volunteers, and the efforts they went to look after people going through especially difficult times.

All of our frontline workers, particularly those in our justice sector, who have been keeping us safe during this time.

Our MPs, local councillors and activists who have been raising issues on behalf of our members.

All of our reps across the country who supported our members through this crisis, going above and beyond in countless ways ensuring everyone has a safe workplace, stays connected when working from home or can access the furlough scheme.

To all of the unsung heroes of the last year, from everyone at Community, I say a massive heartfelt thank you.

If you are a member of Community and need help or advice, please contact us at or on 0800 389 6332.

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