This pandemic has rocked society in countless ways.
Perhaps one of the hardest is not knowing when we’ll next see some of those closest to us. The enforced lockdown, along with social distancing guidelines, means many of us are spending this time apart from ones we love. [Featured Image: Bookblock].
Whether it’s a friend, a parent, or even a pet, there’s undoubtedly someone we can’t wait to hug soon. But, one way you can show your love—along with donating to those who need it most right now—is through Positive Post.
Positive Post is a new initiative that lets you send free postcards to spread your love while donating to NHS staff. They provide upbeat cards to give your favourite people a boost in this negative period. Cards are provided by a number of collaborators. These include illustrator Malika Favre, Michelin-starred chef Tom Kitchin and 2019 Great British Bake Off winner David Atherton.
Bookblock has teamed up with NHS Charities Together to raise money for the NHS, which is under heavy strain right now. This movement aims to help frontline staff while simultaneously allowing loved ones to spread positivity between each other.
Over 4,000 donors have helped the Positive Post smash its £5000 target. It currently sits on £7,778 and counting. And, the positive postcard help has not gone unnoticed. An NHS worker—one of the countless heroes through this difficult time—shared her thoughts:
“I am an NHS worker and I love to illustrate in my free time,” she said. “Thank you so much for this project – it is so thoughtful. Some days are so hard but you make us stronger. I wanted to let you know how amazed I’ve been at the resilience and adaptability of our frontline workers.
“We’ve been redeployed from outpatients to ITU, others have been trained in procedures which they’ve never performed before. It’s such a hard time for us all but thanks for the support, it means more than you know.”
Positive Post will run throughout spring with all donations going to the fearless frontline NHS staff. Bookblock aims to help us through it together with the power of community.
You can send postcards and donate to Positive Post right here.