On Sunday 4 July (2021) the country is coming together to celebrate Thank You Day.
This new national day of recognition, to mark the Covid-19 pandemic, is being supported by hundreds or organisations across the country and has received backing from celebrities, religious leaders and sports stars.
The aim is to encourage as many people as possible to get involved, however they would like, so everyone who deserves it gets a thank you - and the whole of the UK gets together.
A programme of activities is already being planned to celebrate the day and people are also being encouraged to create their own.
Cheers for Volunteers
As part of the UK-wide event, Ross Kemp is launching a Cheers for Volunteers campaign to thank all those who have given their time to help others during the pandemic.
The actor and television presenter has partnered with the Together Coalition and Royal Voluntary Service charities to honour volunteers.
In a recent interview he said, "Wherever you will be at 5pm on July 4, please join me in raising your drink of choice to all of the volunteers who have seen us through the pandemic.
“The last year has been hard for all of us, but we also saw it bringing our communities closer together. Whatever happens next in the pandemic we’re going to need to keep that community spirit going.”
Please join in with your friends, neighbours and communities and take part in the country’s first ever national Thank You Day on the 4 July. And let’s say thank you together.
You can find out more about the day and how to get involved here.