Children's Artwork Raises COVID Funds

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As well as carrying out clinical trials on hundreds of patients in the fight against Coronavirus, Assistant Research Practitioner Martin Booth has also raised almost £1,200 and counting for our Staff Wellbeing Appeal with the help of the children of UHNM. 


After putting out a request for artwork via social media, Martin has used the designs of the children of UHNM staff to create a range of fundraising items including mugs and tote and drawstring bags.

He said: "After my colleagues loved my niece and nephew's NHS rainbow posters for the office, I thought I'd continue to say thank you and bring some cheer, so had mouse mats made with the design on to give out, and that's where it began."

"Using social media, I invited members of staff to submit pieces of art that their children had done, and these would then be sublimated onto mugs I could sell via Facebook. I originally said that if I could raise £500 for UHNM Charity's appeal, then I would be happy. The response was amazing and within two weeks of the first mug being handed over, we had smashed that total."

Martin added: "I’m completely blown away by how popular the idea is. We wanted to say thank you to the children for designing such colourful pieces of art for the hospital and brightening up some tough days at UHNM by turning this art in to a lasting memory. Some children will be too young to remember life before or during the pandemic, and so what a discussion point the mugs will make in times to come. That was my hope and inspiration for doing this."

Anybody wishing to make a purchase and support our Staff Wellbeing Appeal can do so online here