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Saying Thanks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 06 April 2020 >

An artist in Yorkshire, England, has been painting murals to pay tribute to National Health Service workers and other helping and supporting them during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rachel List was asked by a Pontefract pub to paint a mural in support of the NHS. It was so successful, she’s been asked by others to make similar graphic statements, including a tribute to children in lockdown who are drawing and painting rainbows to be put up in hospital wards to cheer patients up.

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As well as the hundreds of thousands of NHS workers, volunteers have stepped up to help. When the government put out a call for 250,000 volunteers, more than 400,000 signed up in 24 hours to deliver prescriptions or help transport patients to hospital for essential, non-coronavirus-related appointments.

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