‘Thank you to every nurse, doctor, infectious disease expert, to everyone! Thank you for your efforts and for putting your lives on the line for ours, thank you for giving us hope. You are true heroes. My heart goes out to you all!’

‘Thank you so much for the food parcel delivery to my shielded parents today. I live in Leeds and the relief to know they’re able to stay in and not need to go shopping is immense! Stay safe.’

‘Thank you so much to staff at @asda house in Leeds who yesterday kindly donated sandwiches and snacks for us to provide to people who are homeless and vulnerable.’

Every day thousands of people across Leeds go above and beyond to help others. Whether it’s a kind gesture that made your day, or an exceptional act of bravery that made a world of difference, you never forget the time that someone was there for you when it mattered the most.

Wouldn’t it be incredible if there was a way to thank these unsung heroes? 

NHS Leeds and Leeds City Council have come together to create a campaign that celebrates all the wonderful things that local services, groups, teams and individuals do to help each other, each and every day. 

Frontline staff, key workers, and the people providing crucial services that we use every day can often go unseen and unnoticed. The Big Thank You is shining a spotlight on the people who keep our city going; removing our rubbish, keeping the power on, and helping us stay connected.

Whether it’s a local food supplier or lorry driver doing their bit to keep shelves stocked and deliveries coming, or a volunteer who’s looking out for the more vulnerable people in your area, there has never been a better time to show your appreciation for the key workers and carers in our community.

Now, more than ever, it is important that we recognise the key workers and services who are keeping us safe, keeping us going, and helping us to stay at home during this unsettling time.

So what are you waiting for?

If you have someone you’d like to thank during this uncertain time, share your Big Thank You message here.

Submit your Big Thank You here