Leader thanks people for supporting #ThankHoliday campaign

15/04/2020, PR-9380

Thousands of people from across the country took to social media to support key workers over the bank holiday weekend.

Cllr Denise Jeffery
Cllr Denise Jeffery

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.

Cllr 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.”