Sale of Lincoln Cathedral photos a bright idea for NHS mental health charity
Andrew Scott, Information Governance Lead for local mental health and learning disability trust Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT), is raising money for the Trust’s charity, which enhances services and facilities not otherwise funded by the NHS.
The charity supports the funding and provision of equipment and services which make a difference to the care of those using the trust's services.
Andrew said: “I wanted to help support the Trust during these difficult times, but couldn’t put myself forward to help on the front line as my wife and eldest daughter are vulnerable due to chronic asthma.
“I decided the next best thing would be to raise funds to help frontline staff wherever possible. I teamed up with a friend of mine, local printer Karl Abbott from PinPoint Media in Lincoln, to create charity canvases we could sell and donate profits to NHS trusts.
“We started initially taking email orders, but the response was so great we had to set up a webpage to process them all. We’ve sold around 400 so far and donated over £2,000 to local NHS charities, and this figure is still on the rise.”
The image shows the cathedral lit up in blue as its contribution during the now weekly tribute to heathcare staff and key workers on Thursday nights when the nation comes out in a round of applause on doorsteps.
Philip Jackson, LPFT’s Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Trust’s Charitable Funds committee said: “It’s really inspiring to see people finding ways to support local NHS services during these trying times. Seeing people like Andrew channel support of the Trust while continuing to provide such essential non-clinical work for us is what LPFT’s team ethic is all about.
“The prints capture such a poignant moment of support for Lincolnshire’s NHS staff, and the money raised in their sales will provide support to our staff and patients during a time in which they need it the most.”
The prints are available for anyone to purchase by visiting www.lincolncharitycanvas.co.uk