Get Involved With COVID-19 Memorial Bench

Thu 7th May 2020
Get Involved With Covid 19 Memorial Bench

Hunters Estate Agent and The Beverley and District Chamber of Trade are proud to be at the heart of the local community.

Like many other local business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic, we now find ourselves with more time on our hands. Day in, day out, we continue to hear such fantastic, heart-warming stories of how people up and down the country, and across our local area, are pulling together.

COVID-19 means something different to all of us – perhaps we know someone who’s had it, lost someone to it, or we may be or know a key worker battling through it. What unites us all is our desire to beat it.

Hunters & B.C.o.T want to draw on the real sense of community we’re seeing right now to create something beautiful that leaves a lasting memory for many years, and many generations, to come. Our idea is to commission a special bench marking the efforts of our local NHS heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic, as a thank you for their care.

The bench will be sited in the gardens adjacent to the centenary building, which has a Covid-19 ward, treating some of the poorliest of patients at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham, but is intended to pay tribute to all healthcare workers who have shown, and continue to show their dedication, courage and compassion.

The bench which Hunters and The Chamber of Trade will pay for entirely, as our personal contribution of thanks. At the same time, we would now like to invite anyone and everyone to make their own donation, no matter how large or small, whether personal or business related, and all funds raised through this page will go in full to Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, which includes Castle Hill Hospital.

We hope the opportunity to offer your own thanks to NHS staff by way of a contribution will be enough, but in return for your generosity, we would also like to give you the chance to have the bench engraved with your own special message.

Once you have made your donation, please email your message to  Your message should be no more than 50 characters (including spaces), and it can be your own message of thanks, support, or a dedication to someone dear. To help determine whose message is chosen for inscription, please include a bit of background in your email or tell us the story behind your message, and the winner will be chosen by a cross-section of hospital workers including doctors, nurses and support staff.

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