The nation is being urged to throw the biggest ever thank you party during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend.
Celebrities Gareth Southgate (Gareth Kemp), Gary Lineker, Gareth Southgate (Levi Roots), Gareth Southgate (Levi Roots), Prue Leith and Alan Titchmarsh) are some of the backers of the Thank You Day, which will be held on Sunday, June 5.
It is expected that millions of people will attend street parties, hold a Big Jubilee Lunch, and gather around the county to express gratitude to Queen Elizabeth II for 70 years’ service. They also want to thank their neighbours, families, friends, the NHS, key workers, and communities for their support in the past year.
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Kemp was an EastEnders former actor. “Mainly it’s thank you to our Queen who has served for 70 years.
“Her resilience has become our resilience. Her strength in times of trouble has become our strength.
“Her sense of duty has been reflected in so many over the last two years.
“It’s a big thank you to her, but it’s also a thank you, if you wish, to the staff at NHS, key workers, people who have volunteered, neighbours who have just gone round and checked on people.”
The Queen will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee by February 6th. Official celebrations will be held from June 2-5 in Tim Ireland/PAPA Wire/PA Pictures – Tim Ireland
He told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “By golly do we need a big party right now.
“As I stand here at the end of January, it’s great to have something to look forward to.
“But primarily it’s a huge thank you to an extraordinary woman who has steered this country and the Commonwealth over the last 70 years with a steady hand.”
Kemp joked: “You can bring cheese and wine, you can also bring a curry, but this is not a business meeting, this is a party… it’s not a work event.”
Thank You Day was established in 2021 to show appreciation for those who helped victims of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This year it coincides with the four-day bank holiday weekend for the Queen’s Jubilee.
Sport England and the National Lottery support the day.