Public Service Day

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It's time to say thanks

Every day people in the public sector and civil service keep our country running. From nurses to teachers and firefighters to refuse collectors, everyone plays a vital part. Whether it’s saving lives or keeping the streets clean, we owe a thanks to the people who are at the heart of our communities and country, so why not join us in saying thanks this Public Service Day on 23 June?

Why us and why now?

Public Service Day was officially launched by the United Nations back in 2003, but unfortunately it has barely been recognised in the UK so far. Boundless want to change that. For the last 90 years we've been helping people working in the public sector and civil service make the most of their free time. We understand the role they play and we think it’s time to say thank you and celebrate the contribution they make to the nation.

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Midwife handing baby back to mother
Teacher talking to students
Firemen listening to a briefing
Lollipop lady helping children cross the road


How to say thanks

There's a million and one ways you could say thank you, here's four ideas that we love.

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Join us on social media

Use #timetosaythanks and #PublicServiceDay in your message to join in the conversation. You might also see your post pop up on this page, so watch this space nearer the day.


Get creative

Why not write or draw a thank-you note? It’s a great excuse to get your pencils out and pass your note on to a teacher, refuse collector, ambulance worker… The list of potential recipients is endless.

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Buy a cuppa or bake a cake

Ever seen someone out on shift? Walk past a fire station every day? Why not surprise them with a simple gesture by buying them a cup of tea or baking them a cake and dropping it in?

Thank you

Say a simple thank you

You don’t have to do this on this day. Any day will do. As Alex Wood, our Emergency Care Assistant says below, it really makes the job worthwhile

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Meet the people

Fire service woman standing in front of a fire truck

Inspirational women: stories from the public sector

From nurses and teachers to MPs, we profile some of the women doing brilliant work in the civil service and public sector.

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The NHS now treats more than a million patients every 36 hours

And other facts you may not know about the public service in the UK

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The best thing about working for the Ambulance Service

Alex Wood shares the best parts serving as an Emergency Care Assistant in the South West of England.

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Our chosen charities

To say our own thanks this Public Service Day, Boundless have donated £2,000 to each of the following charities. From improving mental health and wellbeing services to providing grants for research, each charity supports a key area of public service and a wide range of professions. You can find out more about each charity by clicking the logos below.

Police Care
RCN Foundation
Education Support Partnership
The Charity For Civil Servants
The Fire Fighters Charity

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Who are Boundless?

The club for people working in the public sector and civil service.  For over 95 years we have been giving back to those who give most to society by providing money-saving deals, events and perks to help them get the most from their free time.