GALLERY: How Nye Bevan street came together to honour NHS despite lockdown

From scarecrow nurses to bunting, banners and balloons, one Cannock street held a house dressing competition in aid of the NHS.

Bevan Lee Road, which is named after the founder of the NHS Aneurin Bevan who also opened the estate in the 50s, came together to hold the competition, which was judged by organiser Helen Young on Friday.

Helen said both of her parents worked for the NHS until recently retiring, her mother as a nurse and father as a porter.

She said: "Last week I put a Facebook post up saying let's celebrate where we live, let's get involved with a house dressing competition.

"Goodness me, we went out on Friday and saw how pretty it was.

"Probably about 30 houses have taken part, they've probably spent money on it, there's bunting, banners, all sorts.

"Some have coloured in the bricks of their houses and others have coloured in their driveways and put 'thank you NHS'.

"And someone has got a scarecrow that looks like a nurse.

"It's quite heart-warming to think people are recognising somebody very important that our street is named after.

"It's wonderful that people have taken the time and effort to put up bunting and banners and blow balloons up, you can tell people have gone to so much trouble.

"Both of my parents were NHS workers and both have recently retired. My mum's just finished after 42 years as a nurse.

"I've got a lot to thank the NHS for.

"This just shows communities do come together."

Helen also set up a fundraising page if anyone wants to donate to the NHS, for more information visit justgiving.com/fundraising/bevanlee

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