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How have you shown your appreciation for the NHS this year? Share your artwork or stories with Uber - £200 voucher to be won

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CeriMumsnet · 03/12/2020 12:05

This year, NHS workers have been working harder than ever in order to keep us safe and well. Doctors, nurses and support staff have isolated themselves from their loved ones and put their own health on the line to go above and beyond in the fight against Covid-19. Uber is celebrating their hard work by offering free rides and eats to NHS workers from 23rd - 27th December, and would love for you to join them in that celebration by sharing the artwork that you and your family have created this year in appreciation and support for the NHS.

Here’s what Uber has to say: "This year has been hard for a lot of people. But especially for those working for the NHS & HSC. As a small gesture of thanks from all of us, Uber is committing two free rides and a free meal to these workers this Christmas.

We loved seeing how many people displayed their messages of thanks to health service workers through drawings and artworks this year. We’d like to encourage everyone to show how grateful we all are by sharing these here and creating more of these wonderful messages of support.

And if you’d like us to share these drawings or messages directly with NHS workers this Christmas, just post it to Instagram or Twitter and use the hashtag #GratefulUK. We’ll find it, and do the rest."

So, did you paint a rainbow in the window at the start of lockdown? Perhaps your children were set an NHS themed arts and crafts homeschooling project? Or will the NHS be featured in your DCs festive drawings or your Christmas cards this year?

If art isn’t your thing, we’d love to hear how you’ve shown your appreciation for the NHS in a different way. Maybe you were eagerly lined up to Clap for Carers every Thursday evening or perhaps you volunteered in your local area? Have you encouraged your children to think about the work that the NHS does?

All who post on this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one lucky MNer will win a £200 voucher for a store of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw!


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How have you shown your appreciation for the NHS this year? Share your artwork or stories with Uber - £200 voucher to be won
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BryanAdamsLeftAnkle · 03/12/2020 16:26

I thanked them by working 120 extra hours last month, being taxed heavily by the tax man and still smiling as I work as a Nurse.

This allowed my ward to continue to have safe staffing levels so our patients didn't suffer. Covid has hit staffing hard. Clapping doesn't help.

ConquestEmpireHungerPlague · 03/12/2020 18:30

I show my support for the NHS by never ever voting Conservative.

LouJ85 · 03/12/2020 18:31

I thanked them by continuing to work for them through extremely challenging times, whilst seconded to a role that I wasn't familiar with.

BristolMum96 · 03/12/2020 19:05

Echoing PP's - I continued to work tirelessly this year. Lots of unpaid overtime just to get stuff done. High stress and affected MH. But I'm still working in my frontline NHS role even though I want to quit - I can't let everyone down.

JellyStrudel · 03/12/2020 21:13

I thanked them by being really careful about social distancing so that I absolutely minimise my impact on the health service

CormoranStrike · 03/12/2020 22:11

I followed the rules

And I made my dogs wear these cute bandanas!

How have you shown your appreciation for the NHS this year? Share your artwork or stories with Uber - £200 voucher to be won
Hopezibah · 03/12/2020 23:09

My daughter suffers from JIA and Uveitis and whilst the majority of her medical appointments were either cancelled or done by telephone and video, her ophthalmologist consultant appointments were vital to be done face to face (otherwise uveitis can be a silent disease and children can lose their sight if not caught and treated promptly).
My daughter was so grateful for her wonderful doctor and so glad that her appointment wasn't cancelled that she drew this picture. It also shows the special headgear that the doctor sometimes uses to look into the eye which she calls "Hatty"

How have you shown your appreciation for the NHS this year? Share your artwork or stories with Uber - £200 voucher to be won
isitsnowingyet · 04/12/2020 10:50

I thanked them by going to work 30 hours a week since the start of the pandemic in my NHS job. Yes I am knackered as I'm 56 and have an auto-immune disease. I work in a patient facing role, but not in ICU. We do a lot of extra cleaning, and listen to a lot of extra moaning (from staff and patients).

I have the utmost admiration for all those working on respiratory wards and in ICU.

isitsnowingyet · 04/12/2020 10:51


Your dogs are well cute!

CormoranStrike · 04/12/2020 10:52

Thanks @isitsnowingyet - I agree!

isitsnowingyet · 04/12/2020 10:52


Grin Grin I like your style

jellybeanpopper · 04/12/2020 11:50

I went to work for them everyday. Overwhelmed by all the lovely people who were grateful to have the support and care during these strange times.

Moondust001 · 04/12/2020 13:54

I thanked the NHS by continuing to be in a union that defends the public sector; and which fights for workers rights, something that Uber don't remotely believe in.

Free rides to NHS workers provided by workers who have been denied sick leave, holidays and the minimum wage? A free meal paid for from the profits made on the backs of workers who can't afford to put food on their own families tables thanks to the appalling employment conditions of Uber.

I'd be pretty disgusted by any NHS worker who took them up on it; and I am certainly disgusted that Mumsnet is promoting Uber and their shallow attempt to jump on the bandwagon of support for the NHS to drum up their own profits. Nice bit of free marketing though, for a company based in a country that doesn't believe in providing health or any other kind of care for the poorest and most marginalised in society.

Moondust001 · 04/12/2020 13:57

PS - I doubt very much that my contribution will win, but if I did, please send it to a food bank. Uber workers need it more than I do.

Stargirl84 · 04/12/2020 13:59

We kept to social distancing rules in order to reduce the spread of Covid and the impact on the NHS. We also painted rainbows to go in our front window.

Asuwere · 04/12/2020 14:05

I thanked them by following the rules and being careful to try and reduce the need for the health service.
I also think carefully about who I vote for.

Kakiweewee · 04/12/2020 15:33

I thanked them by supporting my NHS worker mother. We moved in together for the first lockdown and I took over meal planning, shopping lists and bulk meal prepping so that there was always fresh healthy food available for her at work and at the end of a difficult day.

We both managed to lose weight this way. Or current total sits at about 144lbs between us. That's 67lbs for her and 77lbs for me.

sheilads105 · 04/12/2020 16:27

I showed them respect by staying-in when I could, washing my hands, wearing face coverings and distancing. I also ran a virtual 5K to raise money for NHS charities. I owe them so much and could never repay them

MrsFrTedCrilly · 04/12/2020 17:04

My family like many others up thread are NHS front line staff, exhausted and continuing to deal with covid and the usual day to day shit that working for the NHS brings.
We didn’t clap, as to us it felt meaningless when there was no PPE and every single day they were at risk (and continued to be)
DH reckoned clapping was encouraged as it was free...
My kids were terrified that family members including their dad were going to contract covid and die.
I’m going to continue to help the NHS by never voting for a Tory and minimising my and our family risk of getting unwell.
I’m sorry for being so bitter 2020 has been shit for us.

PickledChicory · 04/12/2020 17:08

We stayed home, followed the rules and I carried on working. I'm a key worker but not NHS. We clapped for the NHS and I baked for the NHS in my free time.

How have you shown your appreciation for the NHS this year? Share your artwork or stories with Uber - £200 voucher to be won
sharond101 · 04/12/2020 17:56

I supported the NHS by working overtime in my Pharmacy attending to patients, giving flu jag and dispensing thousands of prescriptions every week.

fishnships · 04/12/2020 17:58

Followed the rules, clapped weekly and put a rainbow in the window.

voyager50 · 04/12/2020 18:46

My neighbours and I clapped for carers each week.

I avoided contacting the local GP and nurse for minor ailments that I would normally have asked fro advice about in order to not put pressure on a busy NHS,

Theimpossiblegirl · 04/12/2020 23:29

I have shown my support by following the rules. I also volunteered delivering prescriptions in my local area when I wasn't working myself.
I shall continue to support the NHS by not voting Tory.

HannahLI · 05/12/2020 07:52

We made a rainbow to pop in the window, I felt it was important for the kids to understand why it was significant and the thankfulness we have fir nhs staff

How have you shown your appreciation for the NHS this year? Share your artwork or stories with Uber - £200 voucher to be won
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