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Silvermere Care Home to Pay Tribute to Care Heroes on National Thank You Day

To acknowledge the commitment exhibited by carers and support staff across the nation over the past 18 months, Silvermere Care Home is getting involved in the country’s biggest ever ‘Thank You’ party on Sunday 4th July.

Silvermere, situated in Cobham, hosted representatives from the IMM (International Music Making) Together with Music group and the BBC who are supporting the programme, and approached the home for the opportunity to capture promotional footage in preparation for the big celebrations.

Together with Music, an intergenerational campaign created to encourage community connections has organised a nationwide ‘music moment’ to mark National Thank You Day inviting the public to perform Fleetwood Mac’s famous ‘Don’t Stop’ song collectively.

The residents at Silvermere Care Home couldn’t wait to sing the song along with children from Ripley Court School and four singers from London Community Gospel Choir.  Silvermere Care Home’s Home Manager, James Tabbasam commented, “It was wonderful to hear such uplifting music coming from the garden and the residents had a great afternoon.”

What started as an idea proposed by just a handful of individuals, the grassroots campaign has now developed into National Thank You Day. It is the country’s biggest-ever party in our local communities to thank each other and build on the community spirit that so many felt during lockdowns. The campaign has earned tremendous nationwide support from thousands across the country, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, and many high-profile individuals: Gary Lineker, Michael Sheen, Dame Judi Dench, and Raheem Sterling.