It has been just over a year since we launched our Angels of the Nation appeal, to honour the frontline healthcare workers who have died during the pandemic, and we wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported, contributed and given their time and services to making it possible. We are now over 80% towards our target and cannot thank you enough.
Our aim is to honour those who have lost their lives working on the frontline over the course of this pandemic, by gifting an angel statue to their families, as a symbol of the nations gratitude. So far, we have gifted over 30 statues to families across the country and we have another 70 made and ready to be presented.
We have been truly touched by the experience and it has been an honour meeting those families and hearing their stories of the wonderful human beings they have sadly lost. They are sorely missed.
Since creating this appeal on June 17th, the virus has continued to evolve and has remained a serious threat in all our lives. With a heavy heart, we have been informed by government that the deathtoll of healthcare workers has increased to 305 as of 13th January 2021.
Our original target of £25,000 was based on the figure of 181, which was stated by the Prime Minister on 20th May 2020. Therefore we have decided to continue to raise funds so that we are able to gift an angel to every family of those lost and will continue our campaign to formely recognise them as - Angels of the Nation.
To enable us to achieve this goal, our target has now increased to £40,000, which would bring our target percentage to 180%. We will continue to work hard in order to reach this goal and we simply cannot thank you all enough for your continued support.
We will never forget, our Angels of the Nation.
Paul & James Gilley