A memory of 2020

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Posted on16 Sep 2020

A memory of 2020

2020 has not been the year which anyone of us would have planned or even thought would happen. It has been an extremely challenging time for many residents, but alongside these challenges we have witnessed first-hand how our communities have pulled together to support each other.

Hold still online gallery from the National Portrait Museum

This week, the National Portrait Gallery launched an online gallery called Hold Still which showcases pictures taken by the general public during lockdown. Over 31,000 pictures were submitted. These were judged and 100 pictures were selected for the final online gallery. To view these stunning pictures, please visit https://www.npg.org.uk/hold-still/hold-still-gallery

Share your memory

After seeing this fantastic gallery, we felt inspired to create our own online gallery where we can share pictures from our residents capturing their favourite moments during lockdown. We are keen to capture and celebrate the positives from 2020 across all our communities.

Therefore, we are encouraging residents to get in touch and share with us your pictures and video clips taken during lockdown. These could be an act of kindness which lifted your spirits, your garden in full bloom or pictures of your first ever home-grown vegetables. We would love to see them all.

To kick start our online gallery, we thought we would share a couple of stunning pictures which were sent in from a resident who lives within Hartrigg Oaks in York.

Caption: Act of kindness on Mental Health Awareness Day. The Catering Team from Hartrigg Oaks shared sunflower seeds with residents to grow within their gardens.

Whatever is your abiding memory from 2020 we would like to see it, and we will use some of these images as part of the Annual Report for 2020. Please send you photographs, stories and suggestions to Louise Darby Resident Involvement Officer email: [email protected]

The Hold Still online gallery is available to view online at www.npg.org.uk/holdstill from 14 September 2020.