Saying ‘thank you’ just got a whole lot easier with our new Thank Bank.

If there is someone you want to express your gratitude to, whether they donated a kidney or opened a door for you, we want to hear about it.

Here’s who readers are thanking this week:

“A massive thank you to the ambulance service rapid response team for their swift actions to save me when I had a cardiac arrest on June 2.  And to the lady passing who dialled 999 and my neighbours who rushed to assist.

“I was taken to Queen Elizabeth 2 and after two days in ITU was transferred to cardio ward where I later had a pacemaker fitted.  I have nothing but praise for the care, cleanliness and attention there.  I am now home and recovering thanks to so many lovely caring people.”

Jean Sheedy, Sidcup

“I want to say that some young people do have good manners and are a credit to their parents and their school. Travelling on a 422 bus from Bexleyheath, a boy got up off his seat to allow a lady with baby and another lady with a shopping trolley to sit down. He did this without being asked and without making a fuss.”

Jane Rowland

“I would like to say a big thank-you all your readers who took part in Diabetes UK’s Swim22 challenge. Swim22 saw hundreds of dedicated fundraisers take to their local pools to swim the same distance as the English Channel over the course of three months. All the money raised from Swim22 will help us to make life better for the 3.8 million people in the UK living with diabetes.”

Nicola Verra, Diabetes UK fundraising manager for the south east

“I would like to thank all the volunteers of the Orpington St John Ambulance Unit for all the hard work they have put into learning, training, and providing first aid. This year, the volunteers so far have provided first aid at 41 events in the local area and across London and given in excess of 900 hours of voluntary service.”

John Matthews, Unit Manager, St John Ambulance

“This morning I received a red England shirt signed by Steven Gerrard for a little boy here in St Paul’s Cray. When you consider how busy and worried he must be for the next weeks - and I told him I’m a Man United supporter - what a kind gesture.  He is a fine man. I am an Irish Republic football fan, but like my oven, I’m converted.”

Jim Delaney, Orpington

“I would like to thank the lady and gentleman who helped me when I was taken ill recently while eating in Intu Bromley. And I would also like to thank all the paramedics and hospital staff in A and E at the PRU hospital who dedicated their afternoon to looking after me.”


“On behalf of national veterinary charity, PDSA, which has busy pet hospitals in Eynsham Drive, Thamesmead, and Amersham Vale, New Cross, I would like to say a huge thank you to players of People’s Postcode Lottery. We’ve just received exciting news that their players have raised another £50,000 to support the work of PDSA, bringing the total raised for us in less than a year to an incredible £600,000.”

Elaine Pendlebury, PDSA Senior Veterinary Surgeon

“Thanks to all the hard work of the staff at Pets At Home Charlton and the generosity of their customers, the sum of £1321.16 was raised for Border Terrier Welfare. This wonderful amount equates to 165 boarding days for dogs or 8 spaying operations or 39 vaccination courses.”

Jimmi White

To send a message in for our new Thank Bank:

Click here to send through our website

Click here to send by email

Click here to send on Twitter

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Post your messages in the comment box below.

And finally, text 80360, starting your message with NSTHANKS followed by a space. Texts cost your normal operator text charge.