Friday 5 February, 2021

Campaign launched to make Covid Star People's Medal

A campaign has been launched to honour heroic NHS staff and care workers who served on the Covid-19 frontline with the award of a special medal. 

The Covid Star People’s Medal, has been designed by leading British public artist Harry Gray, creator of the Battle of Britain Monument, to honour every NHS and Care Worker in the UK for their frontline service throughout the pandemic. While the final design is yet to be approved, it is hoped a prototype of the medal can be created.

This is a not-for-profit project, an original artwork, and a ‘People’s Medal’, not a proposal for a formal honour. "The idea," says Gray, "is to create a lasting way for the nation to thank frontline workers, something that can be proudly cherished, worn in daily life, and kept as an heirloom long after the nation’s doorstep applause has ended."

If successful in the campaign, the final approved design of the medal will be manufactured by Thomas Fattorini Ltd, based in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. Thomas is a member of the Court of Assistants (the Board) with the Goldsmiths' Company. His Company Thomas Fattorini Ltd is famed for their work creating medals, insignia, honours and awards for the Royal Household.

As part of the campaign a petition to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has been started. Read more and sign here. 

Medal design and finished medal by Harry Gray and Thomas Fattorini

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