Thank You Day

How it started

Humble beginnings


Thank You Day started as an idea dreamed up by 13 people, and is now a national event supported by hundreds of organisations. These include the Scouts and Guides, Rotary, Royal Voluntary Service, the NHS, The Mirror, The Sun, the Football Association and the Church of England.

The first thank you day


Last year, we were determined to say a personal thank you to everyone and everything that helped us through the COVID-19 pandemic.


So together with hundreds of organisations, we set about building the first national Thank You Day.


On Sunday 4th July 2021, millions of people came together to connect with their communities and say thanks. From neighbours to nurses, and best mates to mums, we all had someone to say thank you to.

Rediscovering our community spirit

2 million

people took part in events or activities to say thank you


said it helped them meet someone new in their area


said it helped them feel more positive about their local area


said they were now more likely to speak to their
neighbours after having attended an event

No. 1

people took part in events or activities
to say thank you