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Hello everyone! A lot has changed since our last newsletter. The world is changing very rapidly and you may be feeling anxious, worried and sad. We wanted to take this opportunity to focus on the positives in this difficult time.

As we said on Facebook earlier in the week, the current Covid-19 situation is a worry on everyone’s minds and with 24 hour social media it's difficult to know what is real or fake news. Steadily though we are seeing an increase in good news - from home-workout videos and dad's trying their hand at TikTok videos to tips for keeping the kids amused (we're loving these fun ideas from Northern Ireland Forest School!) and this delightful couple keeping their spirits high with music and dance.

We are also heartened by the massive community spirit that has ripped its way through our towns and cities. Every day, people are rolling up their sleeves and helping where they can. If you know of any community heroes that you would like to celebrate or if you would like to share any support for communities in your area please email Karina at Karina.Robinson@keepnorthernirelandbeautiful.org, tag us on Facebook: @liveherelovehere, Twitter:@isupportlhlh and Instagram: @livehere.lovehere or click the button below. There are many platforms out there already sharing the great work but if we can help spread the messages just let us know.

However, before we start on all things positive, we do have some bittersweet news to share with you. Unfortunately, Jodie, our Live Here Love Here Manager has moved on to pastures new as the new Northern Ireland Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support! Jodie has been a shining light these past 3 and a half years, guiding the team and overseeing the blossoming of Live Here Love Here. We will miss her very much but very excited for the next stage of her journey. Maybe some of you will be organising a coffee morning fundraiser to bring our communities together when this is over?

Read the full article here: https://mailchi.mp/liveherelovehere/march2020