Saying Thank You to our Key Workers

Date: 24th Apr 2020 Author: Craig Kidd

Do you want to say thank you to our key workers that are supporting our communities  during this difficult time?  One of our awesome volunteers is creating  ‘Thank You Gift Bags’ that contain biscuits, chocolates, sweets, lollipops etc.  The bags are  just a small token to say Thank You.

Bags will be distributed initially to Care Homes and Hospices and then move on to other areas (Police, Fire, Royal Mail Offices, Hospitals, Funeral Directors, Refuse collectors etc)?

We thought that it would be nice to involve Scouting in some way so would like to invite the District and beyond to take part to be able to say thank you to a wider population and more people.   We’ll also pass on messages of how much Scouting appreciates what each and everyone of them is doing and how we are all behind them.

Things we are looking for at the moment (for the Thank You Gift Bags) are:-

  • Small Packets of 1, 2 or 3 Wrapped Biscuits (Lotus Biscoff, Twix Top, Fox’s Triple, Gingerbread, Border Pack’s of 2 etc)
  • Individually Wrapped Chocolates (Malteser Teasers, Malteser Truffles, Heroes, Kit Kat Senses, Milka Bites, Fererro Rochers, Lindt Balls, Galaxy Truffles, Roses, Quality Street)
  • Lollipops
  • Mini Haribo Packs
  • Mini Packs of Love Hearts
  • Fruitella Duo Sticks
  • Maoam Mini Packs

Some other suggestions :-

  • Lip Balm
  • Tissues
  • Loo Roll
  • Bubble Bath
  • Hand Cream

If you are interested in making a donation of gifts, making a financial contribution to be able to buy gifts, or if you’d be happy to act as a co-ordinator for collecting gifts then please contact Sara Phillips

If you have any suggestions of Care Homes or Groups of Key Workers that would benefit from these gifts then please contact Sara and she will add them to the list.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls