Ernest Jones has announced the launch of the ‘Thank You’ Pin in support of the NHS front-line workers on Friday 2 July 2021.
Created by TMB Art Metal, £10 from every sale will be donated to NHS Charities Together with the hope that the pin will raise a minimum of £150,000.
The design of the pin is based upon clapping hands. Using CAD technology, TMB Art Metal created a three-dimensional composite of the hands made up of six representatives from the NHS Covid front-line.
The representatives include May Parsons, who administered the world’s first Covid-19 vaccination, Dr Amie Burbridge, who documented her life during the BBC Documentary ‘Pandemic’ and Fathma Shabbir, a newly qualified nurse at Ealing Hospital Intensive Care Unit, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust.
Also represented is Faisal Yousaf, a porter at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust,
Kathryn Gill, a band five nurse who worked in the cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and Samuel Opoku-Mensah a ward manager at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.
The pin is made from Duralumin, a type of aluminium alloy recycled from a WW2 Spitfire aircraft.
Ellie Orton, chief executive of NHS Charities Together, said: “I love this project and want to thank Chris and the team at TMB Art Metal for everything they have done to raise funds for our Covid appeal.
“This new pin design is fantastic and a lovely tribute to the NHS staff who have worked so tirelessly to keep us all safe and well throughout the pandemic. I urge people to buy one, as it will mean we can do even more to support all NHS staff, volunteers and patients caught up in all this.”