Wakefield's #ThankHoliday message shared by celebs including Keith Lemon and Chris Kamara as council says thank you

Thousands of people from across the country took to social media to support key workers over the bank holiday weekend - including famous faces Keith Lemon and Chris Kamara.

By Leanne Clarke
Thursday, 16th April 2020, 12:10 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th April 2020, 12:10 pm
Tweets from famous faces Keith Lemon and Chris Kamara, and famous brands such as Haribo and Warbutons helped to spread heart-warming messages.
Tweets from famous faces Keith Lemon and Chris Kamara, and famous brands such as Haribo and Warbutons helped to spread heart-warming messages.

Wakefield Council’s #ThankHoliday campaign encouraged people to get creative by using household objects such as books, toys, games and even socks, to spell out the words ‘Thank Holiday’ and then shared images and messages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The campaign was such a success that #ThankHoliday was ‘trending’ on Good Friday on Twitter, meaning it was amongst the most popular world-wide tweets.

During the weekend more than 700,000 people saw the message on a social media account.

Tweets from famous faces Keith Lemon and Chris Kamara, and famous brands such as Haribo and Warbutons helped to spread heart-warming messages.

Keith Lemon tweeted: "How do! just wanted to give a massive big up to all at the @wakefieldcouncil and all the key workers and essential staff who are keeping the UK moving throughout the Bank Holiday weekend! #ThankHoliday Salute to everyone who is staying home, saving lives and protecting the NHS"

Chris 'Kammy' Kamara shared Wakefield Council's tweet, saying: "Thank you to all the key workers who will be looking after us all this weekend #ThankHoliday everyone else please follow @NHSuk guidelines.

Coun Denise Jeffery, Leader of Wakefield Council, said: “I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone who supported this innovative campaign which caught the imagination of so many people not only here in Wakefield but across the country.

“Key workers deserve to be recognised and praised for the fantastic work they are doing to keep our district up and running in these challenging times.

“From speaking to colleagues I know how much this support is appreciated and I thank each and every single person who took part and shared their messages of support.”