Good News Sunday

Updated: Jun 22, 2020

Round-up of good news from around the world in nice bite-sized chunks.

  • International stars and Indian celebrities taking part in I for India fundraising concert today (streaming live on facebook), to help the poor and needy in this difficult time.

  • Worldwide, more than a million people have recovered from Covid-19.

  • Lockdown has resulted in 11,000 fewer deaths from air pollution in Europe.

  • Captain Tom Moore (promoted by the Queen to Colonel on his 100th birthday) has now raised over £32 million for NHS charities in the biggest miscalculation of a fundraising target in history.

  • Up market footwear company - Fairfax and Favor - raised over £60,000 for NHS charities in April.

  • The Covid Arms, one of a number of virtual pubs that have sprung up since real pubs closed, says its live-streamed comedy nights have raised £57,000 and counting for the Trussell Trust, an NGO that runs food banks across the UK.

  • Toy-maker Mattel has a new line up: move over GI Joe, here come a squadron of real-life heroes to protect the planet on the frontlines of the crisis, with all proceeds going to charities.

  • Drive-in festivals are keeping culture alive in the Czech Republic.

  • Mayors, worldwide, co-ordinating efforts to support a low-carbon, sustainable path out of lockdowns, with a series of environmental initiatives being rolled out from Bogotá to Barcelona to ensure public safety and bolster the fight against climate breakdown.

  • What greater respect can one give medical men who helped save your life. Wilfred after Boris' grandfather, Lawrie after my grandfather, Nicholas after Dr Nick Price and Dr Nick Hart - the two doctors that saved Boris' life last month," Carrie Symonds said.