Frontline NHS workers in Surrey are proudly wearing badges of appreciation for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. A Covid-19 Appeal grant awarded to Frimley Health Charity, which supports Heatherwood, Frimley & Wexham Park Hospitals, paid for the specially commissioned tokens to be designed and created.

A total of 12,500 staff at NHS Frimley Health Foundation Trust received the specially commissioned pin badge to symbolise the hope that springs from the support and solidarity that Frimley Health have from the wider community.

Trust CEO, Neil Dardis, was keen to acknowledge the staff who worked tremendously hard. He wrote to all staff saying: “Words will never be enough to reflect the gratitude that I, the Trust Board and the wider community feel about the way you and your colleagues responded to the initial surge of the coronavirus pandemic. I hope you will wear this badge with pride.”

The thoughtful gesture was appreciated by staff. One said: “Thank you for my pin to remind me of what we have worked through and how as a team we supported each other through very challenging and unprecedented times.”

Another said: “Love my badge, part of our Covid history. Lovely to be recognised.”