Facebook page celebrating ALL key workers goes viral as thousands thank cleaners, drivers & supermarket staff
A FACEBOOK page celebrating all Britain's brilliant key workers has gone viral, with thousands of people thanking the amazing people that are keeping the UK running during the coronavirus crisis.
The group, Shine a Light to Fight Coronavirus, has been joined by thousands of members over the past few days.
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People share their stories of hope and despair in the group – with many praising the key workers in their lives.
Olivia Wright told Fabulous how her husband Jack was a delivery driver for Kingsmill.
She was pleased ‘underpaid and underappreciated’ workers were being recognised.
“This is my husband Jack Wright,” she said. “He works delivering your bread.
“He gets up at 2am every morning and does longer shifts to keep up with the demand of bread at the minute.
“Me and his two little lads are so proud of him.”
Katie Beresford told how her mum worked in healthcare. “She is amazing,” she said.
“Working on the front line putting her own life at risk, so proud of her and all key workers in the world right now.”
Meanwhile Kerry, 35, from Wolverhampton, explained she was a dispenser at Lloyd's Pharmacy.
“Pharmacies also plays a vital role in the community,” she explained.
“We get tons of abuse hurled at us daily because there may be longer than a five minute wait.
“Yet whilst you're having a go at us we are tirelessly working round the clock to ensure as many prescriptions are fulfilled and received by the customer as is safely possible to do so.
“We are not dealing with pick ‘n’ mix sweets. This is medicine and customer safety is paramount, rushing is NOT an option in a pharmacy. It’s dangerous and could possibly result in death.
“Our staff are doing the very best they can under the circumstances, risking their lives and their families just so nobody goes without their medication.”
Sharon Cheshire told how her husband Mark transported oxygen to patients for the NHS, a vital job during the crisis.
“So this is my husband Mark doing his bit for the NHS delivering oxygen,” she told Fabulous. “And as you can see he’s trying his best to stay safe while out and about delivering all round the country.”
Candice Felice wanted to praise her mum and sister, both hospital cleaners.
“I just wanted to share my mum and sister with you all,” she said.
“They're not doctors or nurses, so sometimes it seems like they're overlooked.
“But they get up and go to work every day to keep the hospital running.
"They deep clean treatment rooms that have had covid-19 patients in with limited PPI.
“My mum is 60 and is diabetic. My sister is a single mum and worries every day about what she's taking home to her two boys.
“Our doctors and nurses are absolutely incredible. Our nation's heroes."
I just wanted to take a moment to honour the people who enable those doctors and nurses to do their jobs. We see you.
She added: “But I just wanted to take a moment to honour the people who enable those doctors and nurses to do their jobs. We see you.”
Wolverhampton cleaner Samir Kadir added: “This is me and two of my work colleagues. We are the night domestic. Working through out the night to stop the spread of covid-19.
“Love these guys always having a laugh and staying positive.”
Tasha Cook shared a picture of her sister Becky, a critical care doctor. "I am so proud of her and what her and her colleagues are doing," she said.
“Heartfelt gratitude and thanks to her, her colleagues that work throughout the NHS and all other key workers within the community, we have never needed you more. Stay safe.”
Catherine Ludlow told how her daughter Amy worked at Good Hope Hospital in the Birmingham area.
“As my daughter goes onto another night shift I think how lucky I am to have such a caring daughter,” she said.
“One that works so tirelessly to help her patients and keep them comfortable.”
Meanwhile Pip Williams, a paramedic, posting a snap of herself simply said: “We WILL beat this! Stay safe.”
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Sharon Driffill posted a picture of her paramedic daughter Cortney, who works in the West Midlands.
“Just started another long night shift.
“Very proud of her and all the key workers including carers who get missed out a lot. Good on you all.
Maddison Edwards told how her Sainsbury’s worker dad worked nightshifts in Sainsbury’s. “My dad is going to work night shifts now. He works in a supermarket with the food, please show him the support because it’s going to be a long night.”
Thousands of people liked, shared and commented on the posts on the group.
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