Pupils in Year 1 at Lady Bay Primary School in West Bridgford created a beautiful mosaic of the logo for Nottingham Hospitals Charity’s Saving Lives Helipad Appeal. The mosaic was displayed in the Community Artspace in John Lewis in the Victoria Centre, where it attracted praise and positive comments from many customers visiting the store.
Naomi Walters, community fundraiser at Nottingham Hospitals Charity, said: ‘We’re very grateful to the Year 1 children at Lady Bay Primary School and to John Lewis for their fantastic support. The mosaic looked amazing and I’m sure it will have helped to raise awareness of our Saving Lives Helipad Appeal, which is raising £3 million to build an on-site helipad at Queen’s Medical Centre. This will get the most seriously injured patients to the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre more quickly – helping save time, to save lives.”
The mosaic was created as part of the John Lewis Community Matters scheme, which supports charities and community groups local to each John Lewis store. Lady Bay Primary School made a generous donation of £907.44 to the Saving Lives Helipad Appeal, which the children raised through a non-uniform day and from collections made after their Christmas show performances in December.