With lockdown still in force and little to look forward to at the moment (not to mention the cold and wet weather!), it’s been a difficult couple of months for everyone. So, we thought, what better time than now to do another pick-me-up blog post. With this in mind, we’ve collated a few of our favourite local news stories from January and February for you to enjoy. We hope they manage to put a smile on your face as much as they did ours.
Mysterious new artwork appears outside Cheltenham General Hospital
Absolutely love the additional artwork that has mysteriously appeared outside the hospital in Cheltenham. Thank you to whoever it was – it has lifted many colleagues spirits. 💙 @gloshospitals pic.twitter.com/Ht6Xf1bbHX
— JB 💙 (@JB_Glos) January 27, 2021
At the end of January, a new sign suddenly appeared outside Cheltenham General Hospital, showing appreciation for all of the amazing NHS workers who’ve been working so hard, going above and beyond, throughout this pandemic. On the sign, it states “Heroes at work” – we couldn’t have put it better ourselves.
Wotton-under-Edge creates a window wanderland
Much optimism and positivity in Wotton under Edge ❤️ pic.twitter.com/QpNJAtoJx5
— Wotton Window Wanderland 2021 (@WindowWotton) February 13, 2021
This month, Wotton-under-Edge residents decorated their windows with a variety of colourful designs, transforming the town into an outdoor gallery for people to enjoy on their daily walks. The theme was ‘Celebrating Community’, with the aim to raise people’s spirits while in lockdown. Now, if that’s not community goals, we don’t know what is!
Sue Ryder tree-cycles to raise vital funds for its hospices
That's a wrap on our Christmas tree-cycling scheme for this year! What an outstanding achievement from everyone who took part and helped to collect and recycle nearly 800 trees, raising over £9,000 for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/aFhmhW4U7l
— Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court (@SueRyderLCH) January 21, 2021
One that we were honoured to be able to help out with, in January, Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice launched their annual tree-cycling scheme, where they collect and recycle Christmas trees from Gloucestershire residents, raising money for the incredible work they do at the hospice. This year, despite COVID limitations, Sue Ryder managed to recycle nearly 800 trees and raise over £9k – an absolutely tree-mendous effort!
The Museum of Gloucester gives out free wellbeing packs
— Museum of Gloucester (@MuseumOfGlos) February 2, 2021
Teaming up with Gloucester Cultural Trust and Gloucester Community Building Collective, this month, the Museum of Gloucester has created and started sending out wellbeing art packs to children, teenagers and older adults throughout the city, to help them stay creative throughout lockdown – a fantastic idea that will undoubtedly engage people in a positive way and promote the togetherness we all need, more than ever, at the moment.