International Day of Families 2020

Founded by the United Nations in 1994, The International Day of Families is observed on May 15 every year.   It’s a day to celebrate the importance of families in all corners of the world.   Families of course can mean different things to us all.   For most our thoughts may take us towards our immediate family.  However, it’s also those who we association with, or have a wider relationship with whom we also regard as ‘family’. This might be friends, colleagues, neighbours, communities, carers and not forgetting our pets.    This year more than ever as we are socially distanced from others, our ‘families’ are more important to us than ever.

We’ve seen acts of kindness as people have volunteered to help others outside of their immediate family.  Whether this be checking in on those shielding, getting in food and medical supplies.   Signing up to the NHS Volunteer scheme,...

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