Wishing you a happy and peaceful Christmas
This message is to wish you and your family a very happy and peaceful Christmas.
This year has been dreadful. It has been tough for everyone and, in particular, for those working on the frontline in our healthcare system, and public and emergency services.
The festive season is an opportunity to pause, reflect, and give thanks and I want to offer my heartfelt appreciation to all of those who have worked so hard to keep us safe throughout the year.
Our emergency services are delivered by amazing people, often in incredibly challenging circumstances, and this has never been more true than in 2020. I salute their dedication, commitment and the courage they display every day, but in particular over the festive holidays.
And their work never stops.
I would ask everyone to spare a thought over Christmas for those working within our health service, social care system, emergency services and those volunteering their time to help others during the festive period.
As we turn the corner at the end of 2020, I most sincerely hope that 2021 is a happier, healthier and more prosperous year for everyone.
Best wishes for a safe Christmas, for the festive period in general and good luck for the New Year.
Image courtesy of Tony McDonough