To bring some Christmas cheer to Slough Town Centre, whilst honouring the hardworking local staff at Wexham Park Hospital, Slough BID (Business Improvement District) has installed 12 giant light sculpture around Slough Town Centre. Each angel pays tribute to a member of team from Wexham Park Hospital who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic.
The 12-Angel trail is along Slough High Street, outside the train station and 2 placed on the Bath road – there will a ceremony on Facebook Live on the 30th November at 4pm on the Frimley Trust social media pages.
Neil Dardis, chief executive, Frimley Health Foundation Trust said: “We want to say a huge thank you to Slough BID and the local community. This is a wonderful gesture – for Wexham Park staff and the thousands of people who work in other Frimley Health hospitals and community services. It is a challenging time for all of our staff and to have their hard work recognised is a great honour. We hope the people of Slough have a safe Christmas and enjoy the angel trail, even if it’s virtually from the comfort of their homes.”
Amanda Mason, Marketing Manager for Slough BID said: “Covid has been the main focus of 2020 and as Christmas looks very different this year we wanted to make Slough a little bit brighter to celebrate the festive season. Our local businesses and communities are extremely grateful to NHS staff and their enormous efforts working during the pandemic. The angels are a fitting tribute to symbolise our gratitude to everyone at Wexham Park Hospital and to invoke the true spirit of Christmas for local businesses and residents.”
The angel trail will mark a special 12 days of Christmas campaign, which will launch on the 10th September Slough BID in conjunction with several local businesses. The campaign will give locals the opportunity to win different prizes each day by participating in competitions on social media. Follow Slough BID on social media to get updates on how to participate.
The twelve angels will be dedicated to:
- Maternity Support Worker’s (MSW’s) community team.
- Verity Stokes SALT (Speech and Language Therapy)
- Aseptic Team Pharmacy
- Katherine Lee ITU Pharmacist
- Occupational Therapies Team
- Physiotherapy Team
- Maggie Hammond Patient Feeding Team
- Sarah Milligan Wellbeing Lead for Learners
- Joanna Slade Dietician
- Security Team
- Mina Rai and Anna Wlodkowska, Housekeeping
- Nelson Figueira and Mariusz Karwala Portering