IN JUST a few weeks, coronavirus [COVID-19] has brought the UK to its knees.

Now more than ever, we are reliant on our doctors and nurses in NHS hospitals such as St Mary's, here on the Isle of Wight.

The Isle of Wight County Press is among a number or newspapers in Newsquest to be raising money to give our Wight Angels some financial support...and a treat or two.

And we're asking you to get involved, by sending a picture of yourself holding up a #ThankYouNHS sign. Find out how below.

  • Click on the pictures above to meet some of the Isle of Wight's lifesavers.
  • Scroll down to find out how to send us picture.
  • Scroll down to find out how to donate.

The staff of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, be they in St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight Ambulance Service, community services or mental health services, are serving on the frontline under impossible pressure to save lives.

While the majority of the population are confined to their homes, these heroes are forsaking their own health and wellbeing and putting people like you and I first.

Isle of Wight County Press:

Thank you

We think it is time for us as a community to say, “thank you”.

Local newspapers such as the Isle of Wight County Press and others across Newsquest are raising money to give these angels some financial support...and a treat or two.

Donations will be used for well-being packs and gifts for staff, food deliveries and refreshments.

At this time of hardship, it is important for us, the community, to bring some joy and happiness to those who are giving us so much.

Isle of Wight County Press:

Nationally, we have seen community spirit thriving in these difficult times, with people supporting each other like never before.

We are asking County Press readers to extend this support to the heroes of the NHS, to let them know we care and are thankful for everything they are doing for us.

Please donate whatever you can, and let us give a collective, united message to our NHS workers of our huge appreciation for their efforts.

How to donate

You can donate at our new Wight Angels GoFundMe page.

You can also get involved and support our campaign by sharing our appeal and telling us why you are thankful for the NHS #ThankYouNHS on social media.

Send us a picture

Email a picture of yourself holding up a piece of paper reading #ThankYouNHS. Send it to or add it here.


The Isle of Wight's #WightAngels are saving lives. Send us a picture of you holding up a thank you message and we'll add it to out online gallery and may use it in the paper.

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