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Children asked to cheer our staff

We are asking children to send us their artwork to cover a corridor of bare walls with artwork, to thank and inspire the staff looking after our sickest patients.

Rainbow Message

At the beginning and end of each shift, staff walk past bare walls along a 23-metre corridor to the intensive care unit at the Royal Free Hospital – and it could display hundreds of pictures.

Corridor Picture

“We got the inspiration from some lovely messages and pictures left on bags of donated food. The food is so useful for the staff, but it’s the messages and pictures that really move them.”.

Sinead Hanton, ICU matron.


We would like children to draw or paint a picture of hospital staff hard at work, helping patients. And if they want to add a thank-you message, that would be good too – the brighter and more colourful the better. Artwork from adults too is also welcome.


Photographs of the images will be printed on to wipe-able vinyl sheets, ensuring that they are hygienic.


If you would like your, or your child’s, picture to feature on the wall, please take a photograph of it, making sure it fills the camera’s frame, and email it to ArtRFC@oander.co.uk.
For children’s artwork don’t forget to include their name and age on the picture.
Please don’t post us the actual picture – we need it in electronic form so we can keep it clean.

Email Picture

“This is such a hard time for everyone, but every day we see how much the community wants to help and support our staff and recognise the heroism they are showing in these extraordinary times.”.

Richard Scarth, interim chief executive of the Royal Free Charity, which is co-ordinating the project.


Please visit our website and follow our social media to see your drawings and the corridor once it has been completed.

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