Local printer comes to the rescue after NHS thank you banner is vandalised

NHS and keyworkers thank you banner outside Bridge Health and Wellbeing in Christchurch, Dorset

Last May, we put up a banner to thank NHS and key workers for everything they were doing during the pandemic. The sign had remained proudly in place outside our clinic on Bridge Street in Christchurch, Dorset until early April. Sadly, one evening it was vandalised and damaged by two young men. Their images were captured on our CCTV and we shared them with the local police.

Keen to help, Richard Oswald, Proprietor at PP Printing in Christchurch, stepped in.

Richard said: “I was saddened to hear about Bridge Health & Wellbeing’s banner being vandalised. As a local business, Paul and Louise were understandably eager to demonstrate their thanks to our amazing NHS professionals. They have worked tirelessly to look after patients during this unprecedented time. Replacing the banner was the right thing to do. To stop the actions of a few people ruining such a positive message for so many.”

Paul O’Connell, our co-founder and physiotherapist said, “We are very grateful for Richard’s kind and generous offer. He has replaced the banner at his own cost. Just like us, he wanted to play his part in saying thank you to the NHS heroes that have supported our local community. They have gone above and beyond to care for local people in our time of greatest need.”

So a big thank you from us to Richard and PP Printing. Many businesses have been through such difficulties over the past year. But it’s great to see that we can support each other and look forward to better times.

Paul O'Connell, physiotherapist from Bridge Health and Wellbeing in Christchurch, Dorset with Richard Oswald at PP Printing

If you’re passing, do keep an eye out for the new sign outside the clinic.

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