At the start of the pandemic children across the region created rainbow drawings for our NHS workers.
Now, a local hospital trust is inviting children in Tees Valley and North Yorkshire to once again put pen to paper as they celebrate 73 years of the NHS.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is hoping to mark the anniversary on Monday 5 July with a collage of brightly coloured homemade birthday cards.
It is also a special year for South Tees as they mark 40 years since South Cleveland Hospital was officially opened by the Duchess of Kent and 20 years since it officially changed its name to The James Cook University Hospital.
Hilary Lloyd, the trust’s chief nurse, said: “We were completely overwhelmed when we received thousands of rainbow drawings at the start of the pandemic.
“They are beautiful, my colleagues love looking at them.
“It’d be great to kick start our celebrations on Monday with a pile of birthday cards for our hard working teams.
“We look forward to seeing your creations.”