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Honour Our Heroes

Gedling Borough Council is launching a new campaign to create a permanent tribute to our NHS, carers and key workers and wants residents to submit their ideas.

The council plans to create a permanent fixture, sculpture or installation in a prominent area of the borough to honour the sacrifices, bravery and courage made in response to the Coronavirus outbreak and to remember every single person who has tragically lost their life to this terrible virus.

The council is calling on residents to submit their ideas, concepts, drawings and illustrations, which will be used as part of the process to select an appropriate tribute. Inspiration and themes can be based on the symbols and icons of hope that have come about from the outbreak such as the rainbow symbol, the clapping for the NHS or the colours of the Union Flag, red, white and blue but ideas, suggestions and concepts for the permanent tribute don’t have to include these elements.

The council will allocate funding to kickstart the project and will also be working with local groups including local Rotary clubs to look at ways to raise additional funds for the project, which could include a potential crowdfunding option once the plans have been finalised.

Email design ideas to communications@gedling.gov.uk

Paper copies can be sent in the post to:

Honour Our Heroes
Gedling Borough Council
Civic Centre
Arnot Hill Park
Arnold
Nottingham
NG5 6LU