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IYHO who's been amazing during covid confinement?

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greenstream Thu 11-Jun-20 11:19:34

- All those local farms and markets and indies (who home delivered)
- Andrew Lloyd Webber (show must go on)
- All NHS frontline, risking their own lives
- Jamie Oliver (keep cooking)
- Chris Packham (springwatch live)
- All the 3d home or lab printers (who made shields)
- mumsnet (who kept us chatting)
- world wide web (needed for mumsnet & 1 million other things!)
- all the volunteers (who set up local village & community supports)
- Saferstreets and Medecin sans frontier (homes for homeless)
- M&S (food boxes)

what else?

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ssd Thu 11-Jun-20 11:20:58

Supermarket workers and cheery delivery drivers

ssd Thu 11-Jun-20 11:21:49

Specifically the wee iceland delivery guy who calls me 'ma darlin' grin

NetballHoop Thu 11-Jun-20 11:26:50

The kind volunteer who delivered my prescription medicines when I was forced to isolate.

Chrisinthemorning Thu 11-Jun-20 11:28:23

Joe Wicks- all those workouts for kids
JK Rowling - lots of free content, a book, an app, free audiobooks

lightningstrikes Thu 11-Jun-20 11:31:07

Our local primary school. Excellent remote education from the start, clear and honest communication throughout. Genuinely feel they have all the children's best interests at heart and have gone above and beyond.

ArchbishopOfBanterbury Thu 11-Jun-20 11:31:30

Grayson Perry's Lockdown Art Club
Single parents working from home

SnugglySnerd Thu 11-Jun-20 11:32:56

Maddie Moate and Greg Foot for their daily YouTube science programme for children. It has been amazing!

Deelish75 Thu 11-Jun-20 11:33:23

NHS workers
Supermarket staff and their delivery drivers
Volunteers who I’ve not had to use but it’s a relief knowing if we need to isolate someone will be able to pick up our C&C.
My DCs teachers for sending out lots of gold stars and motivating them to keep up with their schoolwork.
Also my DD’s Reception teacher who films herself reading the “home time” story each afternoon for DD to watch.

BalloonSlayer Thu 11-Jun-20 11:34:01

Our postman. Always a cheery comment and a smile and a wave.

He is probably the only person some people see and a real ray of sunshine.

Weepinggreenwillow Thu 11-Jun-20 11:34:32

The head of achievement support at my dd's school who has gone above and beyond for my dd with th an EHCP
The virtual running group I belong to who have set up virtual challenges to keep us all motivated
Our local garden centre

covetingthepreciousthings Thu 11-Jun-20 11:36:16

Maddie Moate and Greg Foot for their daily YouTube science programme for children. It has been amazing!

Yes we've really enjoyed these too.

Also Steve Backshall & Olaf Falafels YouTube sessions too.

UnalliterativeGeorge Thu 11-Jun-20 11:42:18

Alex Horne and Greg Davies Hometasking

NotEverythingIsBlackandWhite Thu 11-Jun-20 11:54:51

A local pub/restaurant who have collected food that would otherwise be thrown away, used their kitchens to cook it and delivered it twice per week to the elderly, needy and those with MH issues.

NHS staff involved in looking after Covid patients.
All those involved in the food supply chain.
Teachers looking after key workers' children.
All those who have undertaken voluntary work to help others in need.
Amazon and Royal Mail.
Refuse Collectors.
The Govt who have provided unprecedented levels of financial support to so many.

TumbledGlass Thu 11-Jun-20 12:02:47

Utility workers, working round the clock to keep us all supplied with water, gas, and electricity.
Power station staff were willing to live on site, for as long as necessary, to keep the electricity flowing. It's something that everyone in the country relies on, yet often taken for granted.

greenstream Thu 11-Jun-20 12:40:01

@ss grin the wee iceland guy grin - What @tumble said about utility workers, power stations keeping the electricity flowing, yes great point - All the NHS domestic staff and the bus drivers and public transport - The refuse collectors from veolia and others who've come day in day out to clean my street and take the binbags - Farmers in britain !!! and all the pickers and growers, amazing - Wow, volunteers who delivered medication, that's so great. did not know that happened, brilliant

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greenstream Thu 11-Jun-20 12:43:00

- Joe Wicks and all the sports coaches from all the clubs who've done online training - who'd have thought this was possible ?!? fab

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AintNobodyHereButUsKittens Thu 11-Jun-20 12:47:28

My employers’ IT department. I take back everything I’ve ever said about them.

Broadband providers in general - what would we do without them?

The BBC.

blackpeonies Thu 11-Jun-20 12:51:06

hahah @aint "take back everything I've said" yes so true

StrawberryJam200 Thu 11-Jun-20 12:52:32

Wow didn't know that about power station staff!

All the vicars who, sometimes from a standing start, have got to grips with technology and been able to stream services not only for their existing congregations but, according to stats, up to 25% of the nation.

museumum Thu 11-Jun-20 12:55:15

Glasgow science centre

HairyFloppins Thu 11-Jun-20 12:59:23

All supermarket workers including my dd.
The lovely delivery drivers that bring my weekly shop.
My freight train driver DH and his colleagues for keeping the Tesco trains going.
NHS covid staff & care home workers.
Virgin wines for bringing me wine.

Micah Thu 11-Jun-20 13:01:31

The police. Who have been stuck between a rock and a hard place either enforcing a Nazi regime or too lazy to enforce lockdown enough.

Who are never mentioned on threads like this, who are never mentioned as frontline staff, who are being threatened, coughed on and spat at.

TwelveLeggedWalk Thu 11-Jun-20 13:05:12

Cressida Cowell for reading HTTYD on YouTube every day and being just so adorably excited by it each time! And doing creative writing/arty competitions on there too.

Our local Crossfit Gym, which has done a kids zoom session EVERY SINGLE SCHOOL DAY.

My local Majestic store, who keep turning up with wine about 10 minutes after i've ordered it despite the nationwide website saying I might have to wait weeks grin

Our veg box scheme, who got so busy they temporarily had to close to new customers but have delivered consistently amazing quality produce every week despite the crazy weather.

Art Enthusiasts London (look them up on Facebook) who do amazing art webinars for kids aged 6-9 and 10-13 (and adults) for less than a fiver.

blackpeonies Thu 11-Jun-20 13:09:53

@floppins - tesco trains ?!? wow, who knew. That’s cool

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