Details revealed for coronavirus memorial in Doncaster
The new memorial garden will be situated near the entrance to Doncaster Royal Infirmary.
Funds totalling more than £6,000 were raised in just a week.
The Rainbow Garden will remember all the town’s victims of coronavirus, which currently stands at around 215 people.
A spokesman for Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Teaching Foundation Hospitals Trust said:
“We’re blown away that thanks to local people, we have raised almost £6,000 in just over a week.”
The trust are hoping to raise £35,000 via their crowdfunding page.
A separate garden will also be built at Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop.
The gardens will provide a place for local people visiting the hospitals to remember loved ones lost to the pandemic.
Although yesterday the town’s death toll stood at 216, more than 400 patients have been allowed home after treatment.
Emma Shaheen, fundraising lead at the Trust said:
“During the pandemic the rainbow has become a symbol of support for the NHS and it feels fitting that we create rainbow gardens in memory of those we have sadly lost.”