Issue 6June 2020

Last but not least - a shout out for the children

In the last issue we gave some shout outs to our amazing staff at CHFT for all their hard work and in this issue we want to celebrate the fantastic children who have been making us smile in these difficult times.
Lots of colleagues have been sending in photos of their children and grandchildren who have been getting creative during lockdown to support the NHS.
Naomi Ayrton, a radiographic assistant, sent in a photo of her daughters Lola, and Harper, who have drawn some colourful pictures to display in their window at home.
Colne Valley High School tasked some of their pupils to produce a piece of artwork for the hospital and Lucy Beckingham’s daughter created an amazing painting of a rainbow which Lucy says is now “cheering up the walls of the virtual visiting office”.
Douglas Smith is very proud of his grandson Ollie who sent a card and treat box to the grateful staff on the Acute Floor at HRI.
Midwife Support Worker Wendy McKenna’s granddaughter Rhian, who is 7, made a sign asking people to stay at home to keep her grandma and mum safe as they both work at CHFT.
Membership and Engagement Manager Vanessa Henderson’s very cute Border terriers Buddy and Jake joined her daughter Skye, 16, clapping for carers. Skye created a fab poster for the occasion.
Bank Radiographer Tansar Hussain and his family observed the silence in memory of NHS and social care workers who have lost their lives caring for others during this pandemic. Tansar’s sons made a sign saying ‘Nation's Heroic Servers’ - a different take on 'NHS', and a sentiment shared by us all.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all the children for all their hard work - all that fabulous artwork in windows across the nation really does help to cheer us all up.

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Vanessa Henderson is our Membership and Engagement manager.

Contact her on 01484 347342 or email her at
This newsletter has been compiled jointly by the Membership Office and the Trust’s Communications team.