Thank You Day

Thank You For Being A Friend

by Tony Christie and ft. Sting and Niall Rodgers

Our Thank You Day anthem

For 2023, we partnered with Music for Dementia to get people singing Thank You For Being A Friend up in care homes up and down the country. Together we helped choirs learn and perform the song in their local area, and launched an official single with Tony Christie, Sting and Niall Rodgers on June 27th.

Sharing incredible stories

As part of the recording of the single, we invited some inspiring volunteers who symbolise the kind of unsung heroes we want to celebrate this and every Thank You Day to the recording. They lent their voices and their experience to the finished piece, making our anthem a tribute to unsung heroes, by unsung heroes.

Generations together

We also joined forces with the team at Young Voices to produce resources and support materials for schools to take part in singing the song in the run-up to July 2nd. School classes, choirs and youth groups sang for local care homes, NHS staff or other people in their communities who deserve to be celebrated.

National sing-a-long

Thank You Day is about making our communities stronger and including everyone in celebrating what makes them great – so at 12:55pm on July 2nd, BBC Radio 2’s Michael Ball Show led the whole country in a nation wide sing-a-long. Listen below!

  • Listen to Michael Ball and Tony Christie on July 2nd 00:00

In the news

June 1st

Tony Christie on BBC Breakfast

June 14th

Young Voices on BBC Newsround

June 27th

Song Launch on BBC Breakfast

Thanks to our

musical partners

Join us for Thank You Day 2024

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