4 locations, 51 sculptures, endless Gratitude
We’re proud to be sponsoring NHS Heroes, a sculpture created by the talented Sandra Russell, which launched in August at a spectacular public art installation called Gratitude, in Birmingham. Gratitude, created by global public art producers Wild in Art, honours and pays tribute to the ongoing courage and dedication of NHS Staff and all key workers during the pandemic and captures the extraordinary experiences that have connected us through these most challenging of times.
The exhibition has moved around the country having started in Birmingham, them moved on to Manchester, Edinburgh and finally finishing in London at Southwark Cathedral from 1st – 10th October. You can visit Gratitude in London for free by booking tickets here.
On 12th October 2021, the sculptures will be auctioned with substantial proceeds donated to NHS Charities Together (Registered Charity Number 1186569), which supports the NHS, including its hospitals, ambulance services, community and mental healthcare providers and vital partnerships.
NHS Charities Together is the UK’s membership organisation of NHS’ official charities – the way the NHS legally receives, holds and spends charitable funds. These charities help the NHS to provide care and services above and beyond what it can do with tax payers money alone. NHS charities have been working alongside the NHS in this way since 1948. Collectively, NHS charities give £1 million every day to the NHS, improving patient care and experience.
In recent years, NHS charities have funded major capital projects, pioneering research and medical equipment at our hospitals, helping patients access the best possible care when they need it most. They also play a key role in mobilising volunteers to support NHS staff, brightening wards and waiting areas with colourful and engaging art, and building an important link between our hospitals and our communities.
Be sure to look out for our NHS Heroes when they arrive in London.