With romantic meals out not possible this Valentine’s Day, Wokingham Borough Council is instead calling on everyone to ‘Share the Love’ and join it in thanking those who are helping us through the Covid-19 pandemic.
From our frontline nurses to the people out there delivering parcels; and from the teams collecting our waste and recycling, to the teachers keeping schools going in the most difficult of circumstances; there is an army of people helping the borough in a vast range of ways. And we want to thank them all.
We’ll be posting our thanks on social media throughout Valentine’s Day and are calling on residents to do the same by using the hashtag, #sharethelovewokingham.
Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr Malcolm Richards said: “Covid-19 has brought terrible times to families and communities and we need to recognise that, but it has also brought out the best in people and shown how we can rely on lots of different groups, professions and organisations. That is why we think this Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to share the love and show our gratitude.
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“We want this to be as wide-ranging as possible. The Share the Love weekend won’t be about picking out certain individuals– we want it to be about thinking of the types of people who, through their work or voluntary effort, are getting us through this difficult time.
"Of course, you can use social media to thank whomever you want, at any time, but we wanted to focus the love towards essential supportive groups on this coming Valentine's weekend.”
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“We’ll be posting our own thank you messages on our social media during Valentine’s Day – Share the Love Sunday – and beyond so please look at our Facebook and Twitter feeds and join in.
“There are so many groups who deserve our thanks – such as care and health workers, delivery drivers, people at the checkouts of our supermarkets to name just a few – and I am sure residents will be able to name many more when we get started on social media.”