The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire Edition 49: June/July 2020 - Page 6

BUSINESS NEWS Final Clap for Carers illuminat Swindon’s Great Western Hosp The Great Western Hospital was illuminated as part of a heartfelt thank you to the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic and in support of the last #ClapForOurCarers national campaign on Thursd 28th May via live stream. Local event production company Corporate Events delivered an inspiring lighting and projection display in a rainbow of colour, with messages of hope and thanks from the public – all live streamed to the Facebook pages of Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and its charity, Brighter Futures. Over 25,000 viewers have watched the video so far and social media was flooded with messages of thanks and hope from the general public, dedicated to all staff across the Trust. Clare Baker wrote, “Few people can truly know what those on the front line deliver day after day. I am in awe of you all. True heroes. Thank you.” Managing Director of Corporate Events, Andy Ashley said, “What an evening. It was so humbling to be in the presence of those who have given so much and continue to do so. Corporate Events has been part of Swindon for almost 25 years and we were honoured to have been able to give something back to our local Hospital, the staff and patients as part of the final Clap for Carers. “After reaching out to the Great Western Hospital Trust and Brighter Futures, we wanted to do more, so we contacted our local partners Swindon PA Hire and WGS Power and Lighting in order to really make this something to remember for Swindon and our local NHS heroes.” The display was broadcast live courtesy of a local video team led by Stephen Makin, whils was provided by Paul Atkinson and Elm team worked together to provide fantas and video for the Trust, raising awarene amazing work being done in Swindon. Cat Newman, Associate Director of F for Brighter Futures, said, “We were so have been approached by Corporate Ev amazing light show on the side of our h was a really lovely opportunity for us to staff for the incredible work, and our pa local community for their continued sup A message of hope in support of the also displayed across a 44-tonne articu provided by B&Q. Fillerz Sandwich Bar from Swindon town centre provided free drink to the event crew. To watch a film showing the night’s hig The Business Exchange’s YouTube Cha Business Exchange South West. @Corp_Events_UK Brighter Futures, the charity for Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Hospital and community health sites in Swindon, has a dedicated Covid-19 £750k. If you have any fundraising ideas please contact the team at: GWH. To donate online visit: THE BUSINESS EXCHANGE Here for Swindon & Wiltshire through good times CELEBRATING 7 YEARS IN BUSINESS THI We’re proud to be part of this community and kno continue to thrive. THANK YOU to everyone who h We ♥ you! 4