NHS given the thumbs up in new rainbow mural - The Coventry Observer

19th Aug, 2022

NHS given the thumbs up in new rainbow mural

Ryan Smith 5th Jul, 2022

SALAD brand Florette paid tribute to NHS frontline staff by unveiling a rainbow mural at the NHS University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire that was created by thousands of thumbprints from members of the public.

The mural was put on display to mark NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day today.

Florette commissioned the mural which is 14 feet wide and seven feet tall and was in traditional rainbow colours.

Over 6,000 people as young as two put their prints on the rainbow arches to give a thumbs up to frontline heroes for their service during the pandemic and beyond.

The unveiling was attended by NHS University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire ambassador Margaret Kennan, the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer vaccine, who put the finishing touch on the mural.

The 92-year-old received the vaccine at the hospital in December 2020 and it was administered by Matron May Parsons, who was also at the mural unveiling.

Coventry Lord Mayor Coun Kevin Maton also attended the event and put his thumb print on the mural.

Florette provided a healthy lunch to over 500 on-site staff along with goody bags and vouchers to redeem a pack of their Rainbow Crunchy salad.

The salad launched last year and donates 2p from each pack sold to NHS Charities Together.

Jo O’Sullivan from University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire Charity said: “We’re really proud of all our hospital colleagues for their commitment and dedication shown both during the pandemic and every day as they care for our loved ones.

“Working with Florette has been great, they share our ethos of health and wellbeing, so it’s been fantastic to celebrate the birthday of our NHS today and to thank our amazing teams.”

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