Final Clap for Carers Illuminates Swindon’s Great Western Hospital

By Anita Jaynes on 29 May, 2020

The Great Western Hospital in Swindon was illuminated as part of a heartfelt thank you to the NHS during the Covid19 pandemic and in support of the last #ClapForOurCarers national campaign on Thursday 28th May via live stream. 

Local event production company Corporate Events delivered an inspiring lighting and projection display in a rainbow of colour, with messages of hope and thanks from the public – all live streamed to the Facebook pages of Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and its charity, Brighter Futures.

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 Over twenty five thousand viewers have watched the live stream so far and social media was flooded with messages of thanks and hope from the general public, dedicated to all staff across the Trust.   

Clare Baker wrote, “Few people can truly know what those on the front line deliver day after day. I am in awe of you all. True heroes. Thank you.”

Managing Director of Corporate Events, Andy Ashley said, “What an evening. It was so humbling to be in the presence of those who have given so much and continue to do so. Corporate Events has been part of Swindon for almost 25 years and we were honoured to have been able to give something back to our local Hospital, the staff and patients as part of the final Clap for Carers.

After reaching out to the Great Western Hospital Trust and Brighter Futures, we wanted to do more, so we contacted our local partners Swindon PA Hire and WGS Power and Lighting in order to really make this something to remember for Swindon and our local NHS heroes.”

The display was broadcast live, courtesy of a local video team led by Stephen Makin and photography was provided by Paul Atkinson and Elmar Rubio, who all worked together to provide amazing imagery and video for the Trust raising awareness of the amazing work being done in Swindon. 

Cat Newman, Associate Director of Fundraising for Brighter Futures said, “We were so thrilled to have been approached by Corporate Events for this amazing light show on the side of our hospital. It was a really lovely opportunity for us to thank all our staff for the incredible work, and our patients and the local community for their continued support.”

Across the evening a message of hope was also displayed across a 44 tonne articulated lorry provided by B&Q in support of the NHS and Fillerz Sandwich Bar and Café from Swindon town centre provided free food and drink to the event crew in support of the NHS.