Flag raised in Stanford-le-Hope in tribute to NHS frontline workers

Resident Peter Watson shared this image of the flag on Facebook.
Resident Peter Watson shared this image of the flag on Facebook.

A FLAG as been raised at Stanford-le-Hope’s traditional war memorial in tribute to frontline workers in the NHS.

The flag was arranged by borough mayor and local ward councillor Terry Piccolo and resident Trevor Robe.

Resident Peter Watson took to Facebook to post a picture of the flag and thank those behind its display.

Mr Watson said: “I am sure that with the lockdown not many people have been around to notice that the Stanford War Memorial Trust has raised a flag to honour the front line NHS heroes and heroines, some of whom have given their lives in the performance of their duty.

“Thank you to Terry Piccolo and Trevor Robe for organising and displaying the flag.”

On Thursday (30 April), YourThurrock reported how a similar flag had been raised at Thurrock Council’s Offices in dedication of the tireless work of the NHS staff.

The Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Terry Piccolo, initiated the raising of the ‘Thank you NHS’ flag to acknowledge the commitment shown by key workers to protect and support the borough’s residents during the COVID-19 crisis.

“I wanted to express how much I and everyone in Thurrock appreciates all the workers in the NHS and emergency services, as well as all the other frontline volunteers and staff, who are working day and night to tackle COVID-19 and keep us safe. This pandemic has not only impacted the people of Thurrock, but the rest of the UK and the world.

“It is an extraordinary time and the selfless acts that our key workers continue to do out in the community and their places of work makes me proud to be Thurrock’s Mayor.”

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