Coronavirus in Hampshire: Leigh Park Covid vaccination centre brightened by artwork from the community

A PHARMACY that has been at the forefront of the Covid vaccination programme has been brightened up with artwork from the community.

By Kimberley Barber
Thursday, 29th April 2021, 10:35 am
Updated Thursday, 29th April 2021, 7:54 pm
Mita Thakrar, from Greywell Pharmacy, Laura Jones, from Hampshire Design Studios, Matthew Relton Hunt, Park Community School student and James Waterfield, Park Community School art teacher.
Mita Thakrar, from Greywell Pharmacy, Laura Jones, from Hampshire Design Studios, Matthew Relton Hunt, Park Community School student and James Waterfield, Park Community School art teacher.

Hampshire Design Studios, based in Waterlooville, stepped up to create designs for the walls at Greywell Pharmacy.

Laura Jones, sales and marketing manager, said: ‘One of our favourite things at Hampshire Design Studios is to be involved in community projects and do all we can to help and support our local charities, communities, schools, clubs and organisations.

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‘A few months ago we installed some opening and directional signage at the Greywell Pharmacy Covid-19 vaccination centre in Leigh Park.

‘While we were there the community team really took on board the pharmacy’s ‘Caring in the Community’ theme and we wanted to help by doing something positive in the centre and to involve a local school.

‘The community team contacted Park Community School and asked the art teacher to provide us with some of the children's artwork, we were met with some amazing pieces.

‘The brief to the children was to create something that makes them feel positive and what came back was wonderful. A real mix of fabric pieces, photography, baking, painting.

‘We then printed all of the artwork and installed this in the pharmacy, the pharmacy loved it and we had so many lovely comments as the artwork was being installed too.

‘This has been such a wonderful community project involving the pharmacy, our community team, Park community school and most importantly the kids.’

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