Does anybody else find watching the news a bit difficult these days? Of course we need to see the very real picture of what is happening in our communities and the world - it's sad, challenging and scary, but it can also feel overwhelming, and a bit desensitising day after day.
With that in mind, we've decided to shine a light on the good, great and beautiful things that have happened this week to remind us all of the positives.
1. For the first time in a generation, the Himalayas are visible from India
The view Jalandhar, Punjab, a 125-miles from the Himalayas, suddenly has a postcard backdrop which couldn't be seen before. Adults and children under 30yrs old can now see the Himalayas thanks to the clearing of smog and dangerously high pollution levels which have drastically dropped as 1.2bn people have gone into enforced lockdown!
2. Veteran Captain Tom Moore has raised £14.5m (and counting) for the NHS
When 99-year old Cptn Tom Moore decided to do something to raise money for the NHS, his target was to walk 100 laps of his garden by his 100th birthday (30th April) to raise £1,000. Well, didn't he absolutely smash that? By 16th April, the laps are complete and he has raised an incredible £14,000,000. If you'd like to add to this, you can donate here.
3. Brazil's Christ the Redeemer Statue has been illuminated with medical uniform
As a public show of gratitude to healthcare workers globally, Brazil illuminated the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro last weekend, with medical uniform and an inscribed 'thank you' at the bottom.
4. The #RunForHeroes campaign has gone viral, raising £2.7m
You'll have seen it on your Instagram through the "Run 5, Nominate 5, Donate 5" messaging. It's amazing that all of those £5 donations have added up to a huge £2.7m, whilst encouraging people to make use of their outdoor exercise time during the Covid-19 lockdown. You can get involved here.
5. UCL opens up access to a prototype design for its non-invasive ventilator, with more 1,000 downloads already
University College London has teamed up with Mercedes AMG Formula 1 to develop non-invasive breathing aids in record time, so that invasive ventilators can be saved for patients suffering with the most severe Covid-19 symptoms.