Kind Holly’s rainbows for NHS staff working through the coronavirus outbreak

Posted on - 28th March, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Cadley, Fulwood, Health, People, Preston News
Holly's rainbow badges
Holly made these rainbow badges with a message to stay safe

A 10-year-old girl from Cadley Causeway has made hundreds of rainbow badges to say thank you to NHS staff working on the frontlines during the coronavirus pandemic.


Holly Middleton-Kelly had been due to make the badges for a school project, but when school shut she was left with spare supplies.

Holly’s mum, Megan Kelly, said: “Holly was supposed to be doing a badge sale at school to raise money to buy food for the food bank. But unfortunately with school shutting early she did not get the time.

“After doing the round of applause on Thursday, Holly decided she wanted to do something to make the amazing NHS smile and bring a little brightness to their long days.

“So instead she made hundreds of rainbow badges and little notes for the NHS staff and left them on our garden wall.”

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Holly with her bucket full of rainbows
Holly with her basket full of rainbows

Holly has even received notes and gifts in return. One thank you note from the phlebotomist team said:

“Thank you so much for thinking of all the NHS staff and creating these beautiful badges. My team is very excited to wear these with pride and to keep safe.”

Holly with a thank you note from an NHS worker
Holly with a thank you note from an NHS worker

Megan said she is very proud of her daughter.

“Holly’s very thoughtful and creative, and she loves helping people. She has made lots of nurses and frontline staff smile, as it’s such a lovely gesture from a lovely little girl.”

Many of the badges have already been collected after Megan posted about them on Facebook, and Holly is now making another batch.

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What do you think of Holly’s project? Let us know in the comments.

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