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Giant 14-Foot wide Florette rainbow Honours NHS Staff

Giant 14-Foot wide Florette rainbow Honours NHS Staff

More than 6,000 Florette fans at this year’s BBC Good Food Show have helped to create a 14ft (4.3m) wide rainbow honouring the NHS. It was created by visitors to the Florette stand at the show, with each person picking a rainbow colour and then adding their own thumbprint to the design, as captured on a special time-lapse video that shows the rainbow taking shape.

Support from all ages

Children as young as two and adults in their eighties placed their thumb onto the rainbow arch to show their support for emergency services across the country.

Florette commissioned the mural as a permanent tribute to the NHS, social care, and frontline services for their hard work throughout the pandemic and beyond.

In July, the completed rainbow was unveiled at NHS University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire to mark NHS, Social Care, and Frontline Workers’ Day.

Special VIP unveiling

The unveiling was attended by Margaret Kennan, the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.

The 92-year-old received the vaccine at the hospital and returned to add the final thumbprint to the mural alongside Matron May Parsons, who administered Margaret’s first jab in December 2020.

The event was also attended by the Lord Mayor of Coventry, Cllr Maton, who gave his own ‘thumbs up’ to the rainbow mural.

Permanent display

The mural will now be on permanent display as a tribute to the hard work of NHS, social care, and frontline services throughout the pandemic and beyond.

Florette provided a healthy lunch to over 500 onsite staff with goody bags and vouchers to redeem for a pack of Florette’s Rainbow Crunchy salad, which launched last year and donates 2p from every pack sold to NHS Charities Together.

“A huge thank you”

Nick White, Florette’s Head of Marketing said: “Through our ongoing support of NHS Charities Together, with Florette Rainbow Crunchy we are proud to once again be supporting our frontline heroes. The rainbow mural, created alongside members of the public, is our way of showcasing our ongoing appreciation and respect for the heroism and dedication of our key workers. It is our way of saying a huge thank you to all.”