Thank You Day – 2nd July 2023
Sunday July 2nd is the UK’s third annual Thank You Day, which in the last two years has brought over 15 million people together to strengthen bonds and create kinder communities. It is an opportunity to remember and thank everyone who cares for others in the UK.
This year, music is at the heart of the celebration. When we share our musical likes with others, they learn more about us and this can help us feel more connected.
Encourage others to tell you about what they like to listen to and if you’re not a carer yourself but know someone who is, there are simple practical ways in which you can support them and remind them that they are not alone.
A big Thank You from Tony Christie
To mark Thank You Day, Tony Christie, who shared his dementia diagnosis earlier this year, is re-recording ‘Thank You for being a friend’. The team behind Thank You Day want everyone to join in with Tony on 2nd July, from your living room, in a choir, as part of your carer’s group or even in the supermarket shopping aisles if you wish (apparently this really is a plan so watch out for a sing-song in your Asda baked bean aisle!)
Enjoy our ‘Thank You’ playlist
Our friends at Music for Dementia have created some ‘How To’ guides to get you started:
- Get involved at home
- Making your event dementia friendly
- Calling all Choirs – take part in the Thank You Day singalong
- Care homes – ideas for Care Home Open Week
- FREE partner packs for choirs, care homes and carers groups
- Visit the main Thank You Day page for more information
- Guest Blog – How to Support carers on Thank You Day (and all year round)
Friday 30th June
Music can provide connection and shared experience between you and the person with dementia. It is particularly useful in everyday situations when other communication or activities are more challenging. This relaxed and easy-going session will provide you with tips and techniques, and an opportunity to meet other carers in similar situations, should you wish to.
Sunday 2nd July
Thank You Day
Dementia Carers Count will release a playlist of music, based on the ‘Music Mondays’ sessions throughout June.
Monday 3rd July
How you can use the skills and tools we’ve talked about in your own circumstances. A question and answer session.