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Closed 31/10/2021

83%
£20,967
raised of £25,000 target by 389 supporters

    Weʼve raised £20,967 to Angels of the Nation Appeal

    Funded on Sunday, 31st October 2021

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    Forever remember the NHS workers who have died during the Covid-19 pandemic as - Angels of the Nation.

    The NHS has lost 181 courageous souls in their frontline efforts to overcome the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. No words can ever bring them back but as a country we can come together to formally honour and forever remember them as - Angels of the Nation. This appeal is asking for your support to make 181 angels for the families who have lost their loved ones.

    “We owe so much to the courage and dedication of our NHS staff. Working every day, they are risking their lives to save ours. For the families and friends who have lost an NHS worker, nothing can replace their loss but these angel statues are a poignant symbol of our gratitude. We will never forget.” - Ellie Orton, Chief Executive of NHS Charities Together

    The first angel was presented to a family on 22nd September 2020 and as the appeal progresses and your support grows, more angels have and will continue to be gifted until we reach our target.

    This beautiful angel sculpture was designed by artist Lucianne Lassalle. It is made of white marble resin, hand cast and hand finished in the UK. It stands 12 inches (32cm) tall and weighs 850g. It costs up to £140 to make and deliver each angel to a family.

    This appeal was created by father and son, Paul & James Gilley, who believe this gift can provide some comfort to these families and honour the memory of their loved ones.

    All funds raised go to the creation of the angels and any surplus will be donated to the NHS Charities Together.

    We will never forget our Angels of the Nation. Thank you for your support.

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    • Paul & James Gilley5 months ago
      Paul & James Gilley

      Paul & James Gilley

      5 months ago

      "The Angels of the Nation appeal is a very moving and poignant way to remember the lives of frontline healthcare workers" - Mayor of London. We thank Sadiq Khan and his team for the support and kind words.

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    • Paul & James Gilley5 months ago
      Paul & James Gilley

      Paul & James Gilley

      5 months ago

      Since creating this appeal on June 17th, the virus has continued to evolve and has remained a serious threat in all our lives. With a heavy heart, we have been informed by government that the death toll of healthcare workers has increased to 305 as of 13th January 2021. Our original target of £25,000 was based on the figure of 181, which was stated by the Prime Minister on 20th May 2020. Therefore we have decided to continue to raise funds so that we are able to gift an angel to every family of those lost - increasing our target to £40,000.

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    • Paul & James Gilley5 months ago
      Paul & James Gilley

      Paul & James Gilley

      5 months ago

      It has been just over a year since we launched our Angels of the Nation appeal, to honour the frontline healthcare workers who have died during the pandemic, and we wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported, contributed and given their time and services to making it possible. We are now over 80% towards our target and cannot thank you enough. Paul & James Gilley

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    Supporters

    389

    • Warren Callender

      Warren Callender

      Aug 13, 2021

      Worth every penny and some

      £30.00

    • Gez

      Gez

      Jul 21, 2021

      £20.00

    • Patricia Angell

      Patricia Angell

      Jul 16, 2021

      We had your version of one of our favourite songs at my husband’s funeral

      £20.00

    • The Hartridges

      The Hartridges

      Jul 11, 2021

      Amazing work!

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 30, 2021

      £4.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 29, 2021

      Beautiful project...

      £200.00

    • Harman Scott

      Harman Scott

      Jun 29, 2021

      Another smaller polished angel please x

      £50.00

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