The Big Basingstoke and Deane Thank You project was launched by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Love Basingstoke and Basingstoke Voluntary Action, people of all ages across the borough were asked to send in their messages of thanks to local heroes who have gone above and beyond throughout the pandemic.

Over 400 personal messages were received thanking residents, groups and businesses for their work to support vulnerable people in the community and carrying out acts of kindness. This website serves as an archive displaying the messages of thanks but also a record of Basingstoke and Deane’s time during lockdown.

Unsung Heroes | Volunteers and Charities | Business Community | Key Workers |

From Monday 10 August we will be celebrating the acts of kindness on social media:

  • Love Basingstoke will be highlighting our Unsung heroes on Monday 10 August
  • Basingstoke Voluntary Action will be shining the spotlight on volunteer organisations, community hubs and community associations on Tuesday 11 August.
  • The contributions made by the business community will featured on Basingstoke Biz social media channels, on Wednesday 12 August
  • Basingstoke Festival will be showing us what our local artists, art organisations and the heritage sector were up to during lockdown on Thursday 13 August
  • Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council will highlight our amazing key and essential workers on Friday 14 August

Submissions have closed but you are more than welcome to tweet @LoveBstoke using #TheBigBDThankYou to feature on our Twitter wall below.

Businesses across the borough interested in supporting the event in the future can contact