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Covid-19 has had a big impact on both our personal and church life. So it is good to hear about Nightingale's Rainbow, a symbol of hope in difficult times. Rainbow's Marketing and Communications Manager Bonnie Doe explains more and how you can help.

"Work has begun on the construction of Nightingale's Rainbow, a new sculptural installation in the grounds of Stoke Mandeville Hospital, thought to be the UK's first permanent tribute of its kind to the response to the Covid-19 crisis.

Over the coming weeks the steel arch will be covered in thousands of coloured tiles to form a Rainbow, and everyone is invited to be part of this new structure by dedicating a Rainbow Tile to those who have supported them or their local community to get through the pandemic and to leave a public message of appreciation on a Virtual Nightingale's Rainbow.

"Nightingale's Rainbow is a symbol of hope, resilience and kindness in difficult times. We hope that it will remind staff across Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust of how much we appreciate their care and resilience at the darkest of times and will give patients and visitors at the Hospital hope and strength when they need it most," says Jo Turner, CEO of Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity.

Find out more at www.nightingalesrainbow.org.uk.by clicking here.

The construction of Nightingale's Rainbow is being funded by local organisations and private individuals, meaning all the proceeds from the sale of Rainbow Tiles will be split between Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity and the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Charitable Fund."

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