A Spitfire plane with “thank u NHS” written beneath its wings will treat patients and staff at Swindon’s Great Western Hospital to a flypast on Tuesday.
The special plane, which has been entertaining health service staff over the lockdown, will take off from Cotswold Airport at 2pm.
The World War Two fighter will then pass over Great Western Hospital at 2.05pm.
People have the chance to get the name of a loved one, which will be written on the blue photo-reconnaissance Spitfire, which is owned by the Aircraft Restoration Company. The initiative will raise money for NHS Charities Together, an umbrella organisation that donates funds to hospitals – including GWH.
To submit a name, people will need to donate a minimum of £10 on an online JustGiving fundraising page and leave a comment on the site giving their loved one’s name and why they have been nominated.
The Aircraft Restoration Company said: “The aim is to lift the spirits of those across the UK, many of whom are still living in some form of isolation, whilst also thanking the hospitals, communities and individuals who have been at the forefront of getting the country through the pandemic.”
For more, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nhsspitfire.