Friday, 3 April 2020
JUST HOW MUCH DO YOU APPRECIATE THE NHS AND OTHER KEY WORKERS?
Want to show support for the NHS and key workers during these difficult times? I mean show real support, not just indulge in a few moments of empty (though well-intentioned), self-indulgent applause on your doorstep? My suggestion is that some organisation or charity produces a blue 'poppy', to be sold in supermarkets or any shops that are still open on a daily basis. No human contact required, just a tray of blue poppies with a secure container for donations (no less than £1), which can then be distributed to those who are putting their lives on the line for us at this very moment. Or even just several collection tins (sans poppies) at the checkout tills of large supermarkets, so that the public can show real appreciation and support, as opposed to mere pointless posturing with no practical value.
Sound like a good idea to you? Why not contact your local (or a national) newspaper and suggest them proposing it in their pages to the powers-that-be? I've already been in touch with The DAILY RECORD, and the News Editor I spoke with will be running it up the flagpole with the relevant people to see if it can become a reality.
Go on, forget about standing on your doorstep once a week and clapping into the air - put your money where your mouth is! Clapping is the very least we can do - don't you think they deserve more than that?
Posted by Kid at Friday, April 03, 2020