Reasons to be Cheerful on a gloriously sunny day in Gloucestershire this Friday.
Happy Birthday to the Nation's Hero
Captain Tom Moore, who inspired the nation and raised more than £32 million for the NHS with his 100 laps around his care home, celebrated his 100th birthday yesterday.
And the nation made sure he had a day to remember. He enjoyed a two-plane fly past, was promoted to the rank of honorary colonel and received thousands of birthday cards.
And it's looking increasingly likely that the wonderful walking war hero will be knighted. 'Arise Sir Tom' has quite a ring to it.
Hope on the Horizon
The hopes of effective drug treatment for coronavirus patients have risen following positive early results from a medical trial. The drug called Remdesivir has been trialed on more than 1,000 severely ill patients in 75 hospitals around the World. Data shows patients put on the medication recovered 31% faster than similar patients who were given a placebo drug instead. Remdesivir also reduced recovery time from 15 days to 11.
Denmark, which was one of the first countries to ease lockdown, has announced that the spread of the virus has not accelerated since it relaxed social distancing measures a fortnight ago.
And finally, ……A Tonic for Hedgehogs
The BBC reported that humans slowing down has helped many wildlife species in the UK.
And towards the top of that list are hedgehogs who are benefitting from less traffic on the roads.
Wildlife observers also note that amorous hedgehog couples are being seen more often across more areas of the UK.
This love in the lockdown air could lead to a spike (sorry) in the hedgehog population.
It's uplifting and inspiring to see the generosity, compassion, kindness, and care people are showing across Gloucestershire, the UK and indeed the World.
Who do you want to give a Feelgood Friday shout out to next week? We want to recognise who is making a real positive difference in the community, like the lady who took it upon herself to creosote the fencing and gate outside Fishers Meadow field in Hardwicke….looks great!
From all of us at Belvoir, if there is anything, we can do to support members of our community in Gloucestershire, please get in touch.