Stories Clapping For Carers and the NHS

Last week, on the night of 26/3/20 at 20.00 pm GMT, people all across Britain stepped out of their front doors, onto patios, balconies, or leant out of windows to give a public and rousing applause for those working in the National Health Service. The team at My Little Panda made sure that they were all involved.

"My Little Panda clapping for the NHS"

During These Uncertain TimesWith a global pandemic sweeping across the world, it is medical professionals and health service workers at the front line of things, working tirelessly to keep us, our friends, and our families safe. Whilst most of us may struggle with the mundanity of a confined daily routine, there are others who are risking their health for the greater good and we cannot show our appreciation enough for them.

My Little Panda Team Members Clapping for CarersWith the outbreak of COVID-19 now becoming a global issue, the vast majority of office space and workplaces are closed, and My Little Panda is no different. We, fortunately, have systems in place to be able to work remotely from our homes in order to continue fulfilling orders of high-quality bamboo products but we understand these are tough times for all of us. The key workers amongst us are out, trying to maintain a modicum of normality and helping to keep vital services running and we know that we are staying at home in order to minimise the spread of this virus. We are staying at home to help those key workers help us.

Our TeamAlthough our head office is based in London, the My Little Panda Team is an international one with members from the UK, Cyprus, Spain, Italy, and the Ivory Coast. We have carers in our ranks, people whose friends and families work for the NHS, and other important public sector services both here in the UK and around the world. We’ve seen how this virus is spreading both at home and abroad and we have also seen how people have reacted; with stoicism and great love and care for one another, clapping and cheering the health services all across Europe. It warmed our hearts tremendously that the people of Britain organised a similar show of support for their care workers that we could be involved with and our team members stepped out, making sure to maintain the requisite two metre spacing for social distancing, to clap and cheer on those working day and night to keep us all fit and safe.

Stay SafeAs a business that has strong ethics of social cohesion and working together for a better planet at its very core, we can’t stress strongly enough how delighted we have been to see people reaching out in this time of need. We would like to encourage everyone to help out where they can by supporting smaller businesses that have had to close their premises online, listening to government advice on social distancing and remaining inside (except for medical emergencies, necessary shopping or one activity or form of exercise a day), 

“Thanks Paris. It is tremendous what you are doing for the Trust and is gratefully received. KR Lisa Lisa Bunting PA to Trust Chair & Director of Corporate Affairs Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust" 

Helping the VulnerableStaying in contact with elderly or at-risk neighbours, friends and family and see if they need any shopping or help during this time whilst sticking to self-isolation guidelines, and washing your hands thoroughly with hot, soapy water for at least 20 seconds regularly. For more information on what you should be doing during this outbreak, or the support you can receive or provide to others, visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

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