The Coco Hair Salon 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 negativity and bad news in the media, so the team at Coco Hair Salon have taken action and found some of their favourite happy recent news stories to share with you!
100 Year Old War Veteran Raises £32.7 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 on 30th April. Instead, he has (at the time of writing) raised an enormous £32.7 million, and still rising, to help the NHS during this critical time.
Her Majesty the Queen wished Captain Tom a happy birthday and he was treated to a fly past by the RAF. He was even given an honorary promotion, taking him to Colonel.
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 Bathroom!
Famous graffiti artist Banksy has shown off some of the artwork he’s been doing during self-isolation – graffitiing his own bathroom!
We’re used to seeing the secretive artist’s work appear suddenly on buildings but now that most of us are confined to our houses, he’s had to adapt his artistic approach too.
Banksy shared the images on his Instagram page, with the brilliant 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 their time in isolation on the walls and showcasing questionable bathroom manners!
Communities Pull Together During Coronavirus Outbreak
There have been many accounts in the media and on social channels of a revived “Wartime Spirit” with communities pitching in and helping those in need. From couriers collecting & delivering prescriptions for the vulnerable to neighbours buying groceries for the very vulnerable who must stay inside, it is heart warming to see the way we can care for each other in times of need.
Communities Collectively Clap For Carers
Each Thursday at 8pm you will no doubt have encountered a huge amount of clapping, cheering and even cookware being banged. This is all in aid of showing support for those key workers who are risking themselves on a daily basis to keep us safe, or caring for us when we aren’t as well. This is often the only time we can see our neighbours too, with everyone spaced out safely on their doorsteps and united in our appreciation.
We have been on our doorsteps each week showing our support, even Old Trafford turned blue for the NHS (something never before seen!)!
Confirmation – The Tooth Fairy is a Key Worker!
Children all over the world cheered when New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern officially confirmed that The Tooth Fairy would be allowed to continue in her vital role as a Key Worker. The Easter Bunny was classed as a Key Worker until Easter, but is currently on annual leave.
We have had no response from the North Pole as yet, but are certain that Santa’s Workshop is still preparing for Christmas as usual this year.
Masks For NHS Heroes – Raising Funds For Personal Protective Equipment
‘Masks for NHS Heroes’ is a fundraiser started by medical staff in the NHS, aimed 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 Hollywood actor James McAvoy and over 36,000 donaters, they have now raised over £2 million to go towards providing essential PPE equipment for our NHS heroes. You can help them by also donating HERE.
Eastbourne Mum Climbs ‘Ben Nevis’
Tula Dyer, a local mum from Eastbourne, is raising money for Asthma UK during the coronavirus lockdown. Six members of her family are asthmatic and in the vulnerable category. Tula was set to hike Ben Nevis this month, but the COVID-19 outbreak put a stop to her plans. Inspired by Captain Tom Moore and determined to continue to fundraise for Asthma UK, she instead walked up and down her staircase an incredible 750 times!
Share Your Good News With Coco Hair Salon
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 simply a video of lams jumping around, we want to hear them!
Share them via social media or contact us HERE.