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Forever remember the frontline healthcare workers who have died during the Covid-19 pandemic as -

Angels of the Nation

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The NHS has lost at least 181 courageous souls in their frontline efforts to overcome the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. No words can ever bring them back but as a country we are coming together to formally honour and forever remember them as - Angels of the Nation. This appeal on JustGiving is asking for your support to make and deliver angel statues to the families who have lost their loved ones.

All funds raised by this appeal go to the creation of the angels and any surplus will be donated to the NHS Charities Together.

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“We owe so much to the courage and dedication of our NHS staff. Working every day, they are risking their lives to save ours. For the families and friends who have lost an NHS worker, nothing can replace their loss but these angel statues are a poignant symbol of our gratitude. We will never forget.”

 

Ellie Orton, Chief Executive of

NHS Charities Together

BBC Breakfast coverage of the Angels of the Nation Appeal

This beautiful angel sculpture was designed by artist Lucianne Lassalle. It is made of white marble resin, hand cast and hand finished in the UK. It stands 12 inches (32cm) tall and weighs 850g.

The angels are being delivered to families with the immense support of NHS trusts across the country as the appeal progresses and your support grows until we reach our target. It costs up to £140 to make and deliver each angel meaning the total needed to raise is £25,000.

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Lucianne has shared her support for this appeal, saying:

 

"How very honoured I am that a beautiful cast of my work is to be given to each of the families. To me the sculpture is like a guardian angel with a huge compassionate heart holding the memory of these amazing people who have died whilst in service to our country".

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An angel was presented to Thabo, who showed so much strength as he told us about his incredible wife Jo who tragically lost her life after contracting Covid-19 at work. He explained that Jo, a Nurse at Southport and Formby District General Hospital, was extremely dedicated and felt the importance of working to help people in such difficult times.

 

“Both my parents died when I was younger so I’ve known Jo more than anyone else in my life, we’ve been married for 34 years and she is the love of my life - my heroine. I know I’m never going to know anyone for that amount of time for the rest of my life, but I’m not worried because I know she is in heaven now and watching over me”.

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NHS Registered General Nurse, Johanna Cade has been working at Guys and St Thomas' Hospital and the Nightingale Hospital in London during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

"When I held the angel, I could feel all my emotions flooding back to the Nightingale, looking after these healthcare workers, some of which sadly passed away and I know it would mean the world to their families to have this angel looking over them".

Silver Angel Pendants

We are proud to offer these beautiful angel pendants as part of our fundraising appeal. Lucianne Lassalle has worked her magic again  to adapt the base of the statue to form a heart-like shape with the chain attached at the back giving the pendant an essence of floating.

Our pendant is solid sterling silver, hallmarked with a polished finish. It is available in two sizes; 4cm and 2.5cm. It comes with an 18 inch sterling silver chain. All pendants are hand cast at Hockley Mint with thanks to Gary Wroe, Chair of the National Association of Jewellers.

 

The price is a minimum donation of £82.00 for the big angel and £48.50 for the smaller angel, all including VAT and postage in the UK.

"Great idea. Love from Jeremy."

Jeremy Vine,

BBC Radio 2 Presenter

& Donator on JustGiving

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"A brilliant idea to help share the compassion and empathy we have for our NHS families during their time of loss. This touch of thoughtfulness will certainly leave heartfelt ripples of kindness."

Jonathan Hall,

Donator on JustGiving

"A wonderful way to show our lasting gratitude and remembrance to NHS workers and their families."

Fleur Anderson,

Labour MP for Putney

& Donator on JustGiving

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“It is a lovely gesture and I hope that it is something which would bring comfort to their families.”

Rev Ian Inglis,

Chaplaincy Coordinator

North Eastern Sector of the

Northern Care Alliance

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This appeal was created by father and son, Paul & James Gilley, who believe this gift can provide some comfort to the families and as a country, honour the memory of their loved ones.

Angels Charity Single

Tony Hadley and Marcella Detroit are joined by a fantastic group of musicians, dubbed 'Kindred Spirit' to release a special charity single in support of our appeal with all proceeds going to NHS Charities Together. This cover of Robbie Williams' Angels, released on 4th June, features; Tony, Marcella, Jools Holland, Glen Matlock, Clem Burke, Earl Slick, Josh Phillips, Steve Norman, Marion Fleetwood, Elizabeth Westwood, Jennie Bellestar Matthias & Paul Mitchell. We can not thank them enough for their time and support!

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We are very fortunate to gain the support of these wonderful organisations

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We'd also like to thank the incredible staff at these trusts, and the many more who have supported us

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If your organisation has the ability to support this appeal, or your trust can work with us,

please do contact us.