The Zappas Team Collate Some Of Their Favourite Good News Stories of The Lockdown
It can be easy during this challenging time to get weighed down by bad news stories, so the team at Zappas have taken action and found some of their favourite happy news stories from during the lockdown.
Positive News Crowdfunder passes £7,000
A crowdfunding campaign to fund the distribution of thousands of copies of Positive News magazine to NHS workers is almost two thirds of the way towards its goal after one week. The team behind Positive News hopes that by providing free copies of the magazine to NHS workers, it will bring them some respite from the psychological pressures of coronavirus. In the first week of the four-week campaign, more than £7,600 has been contributed by 250 supporters, which is 60 per cent of the £12,000 fundraising target.
Colonel Tom Moore Raises £32 Million For The NHS
A 100-year-old war veteran who has raised more than £32m for the NHS has captured the nation’s hearts this month, Captain Tom Moore originally aimed to raise just £1,000 for NHS Charities Together by completing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday. He completed his task with time to spare and was rewarded for his fantastic efforts by Her Majesty The Queen. He was promoted from Captain to Colonel and even got a Flypast to mark his 100th birthday!
We salute you Colonel Moore!
More than 1.5 million people have now made donations to his JustGiving page, which you can still donate to HERE.
Banksy Graffities His Own House!
Famous graffiti artist Banksy has shown off some of the artwork he’s been doing during self-isolation – drawing rats all over his bathroom!
We’re used to seeing the secretive artist’s work on the sides of buildings but now that most of us are staying at home, he’s had to adapt his approach too.
Banksy shared the images on his Instagram page, with the hilarious caption “My wife doesn’t like it when I work from home,” which we can understand – he’s covered his bathroom with rats making a mess, marking the days of isolation on the walls and showcasing questionable toilet etiquette!
Communities Pull Together
There have been many stories on social media and in the news of a revived “Wartime Spirit” with communities pitching in and helping those in need. From courier drivers collecting prescriptions for the vulnerable to neighbours buying groceries for those stuck inside, it is heart warming to see the way we can look after each other in times of need.
Nation Claps For Carers
Every Thursday at 8pm you will no doubt have encountered a cacophony of clapping, cheering and even pots & pans being banged. This is all in aid of showing support for those who are risking themselves on a daily basis to keep us safe and healthy, or looking after us when we aren’t as well.
We have been on our doorsteps each week showing our support, even Old Trafford turned blue for the NHS!
The Tooth Fairy is a Key Worker!
Children all over the world breathed a sigh of relief when New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that The Tooth Fairy would continue in her vital role as a Key Worker. The Easter Bunny was also a key worker until last week, although he is believed to have been furloughed for now.
We have no word yet on Santa Claus but are certain that all is ticking over as normal in the North Pole. Requests for further information were not answered by Santa’s Workshop PR office.
Masks For NHS Heroes – Raising Funds For NHS Workers
‘Masks for NHS Heroes’ are raising funds to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect healthcare workers against the Coronavirus while caring for sick patients. Initially the target was £200k but after support from actor James McAvoy and many others, they have now raised a whopping £2.2m to go towards providing essential PPE equipment for our NHS heroes. You can also donate HERE.
Share Your Good News With Zappas Hair Salons
If you’ve seen a good news story that you think deserves a big shout out, whether it’s children colouring rainbows, neighbours helping others or just a great video of goats falling over, we want to hear them!
Share them via social media or contact us HERE.