Schoolchildren create Helipad Appeal mosaic in John Lewis

Five and six year old pupils in Year 1 at Lady Bay Primary School in West Bridgford, Nottingham, 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, comments: ‘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 onsite 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.

John Lewis is always keen to support local charities and community projects,’ says Louise Law, Community Liaison Coordinator at John Lewis. ‘We were delighted to support the Saving Lives Helipad Appeal by displaying the children’s mosaic in our Community Artspace in the Place to Eat – the appeal is a truly worthwhile cause that will make a real difference to the lives of patients being taken by air ambulance to the QMC from across the East Midlands.

Find out more

To find out more about Nottingham Hospitals Charity and the Saving Lives Helipad Appeal please visit www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk or call 0115 962 7905. To find out more about the John Lewis Community Matters scheme, please visit www.johnlewis.com or call the Nottingham store on 0115 941 8282.