A little story …. back in March, right after the very first Thursday evening clap I had a chat over the phone with my niece. She is a doctor and I said that I was clapping for her and her colleagues. She told me that she was clapping 100% for a care assistant called Megan working on her ward.
An elderly lady had been tested for Coronavirus and had been moved into isolation – she was alone, frightened and crying. Despite having underlying health conditions herself Megan had volunteered to care for her on a one-to-one basis.
I found myself wanting to send a gift to Megan say thank you for her selfless bravery and compassion.
That night I was thinking again about Megan, and the fact that in the midst of this terrible Coronavirus situation, up and down the country staff of the NHS were putting their own lives on the line to care for others….so that they are there if we need them.
I remembered that over 18 months ago I had bought the domain name Thank the NHS.
The idea was born.
I could NOT have got this initiative off the ground if I had not been joined by some fantastic people who all wanted to help me bring this idea to reality.
I just want to thank each and every one of them.
Design By Day
Charlie from CharlieComms
has offered to help us with our social media.
Charlie is a Marketing and Communications Consultant based in Newcastle Upon Tyne and has offered her help and expertise totally free of charge to help get the message out there about Thank the NHS
Thank you Charlie!
Nathan Wyburn for kindly and without hesitation, allowing us to use his inspirational artwork which he did in tribute to the staff of the NHS.
Nathan did a call out out on social media in March and received over 200 photographs of NHS staff that he used to make up the image.
Sam Foggan - Get a Grip Studio
Sam Foggan of Get a Grip Studio who produces ethically sourced and organic or sustainable garment printing.
Sam pledged the t-shirts that everyone is wearing despite the fact that his new baby daughter is due any day!
Further thanks to
- Phil Tannahill of Pixel and Type who produced our early publicity
- Thanks to Mantra Media who helped and supported us to get our social media off the ground
- Katy Scott
- Laura Smith
- Simone Joslyn Head of Arts and Health Charity Cardiff and Vale UHB
- Pete Conway – I Dress Myself
- Mark Jordan from Emphasis Design
- Rory Mason, Richard Makin and Ryan from Ground Up Digital
Finally thanks to my lovely friends
- Jan Hale
- Julie Naybour
- Paula McKie
- Pam Milner
- Susan Hughes
- Dr Charlotte Staley
- Dr Liam Naybour