Over the past 6 months AMC have been on site at the new Royal Liverpool Hospital replacing the existing glazing supplied and fitted by another contractor. Due to the ongoing work we continue to provide for our local hospital, AMC thought it would be fitting to perform a gesture of thanks to all our NHS heroes for the work they are doing across the Liverpool City Region during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In time for Valentine's Day, on Thursday February 11 our #LiftingTheLove campaign launched. Our engineer, Andy Worrall, lovingly crafted a giant red heart (2.5m by 2.5m) from sheet metal, before the heart was hoisted almost 10 metres into the beautiful blue skies at our Liverpool depot.

Lifted by Mark and Julie, our C6e and MC285e, the heart is an expression of thanks and acknowledgement to our NHS staff while marking the opening of our JustGiving page created to raise donations for our local hospitals through the R Charity.

AMC spoke about the inspiration behind the #LiftingTheLove campaign, saying:

"The Covid pandemic has been an incredibly tough time for everyone, and it is no secret just how amazing our nurses and doctors are under such huge pressure. This heart is a small way for us to say thank you and show our appreciation and admiration for them. Hopefully the heart will put a smile of people's faces and inspire some to donate to R Charity."

Lauren Evans, head of fundraising for R Charity, added:

"This is a really visual way of saying thank you to our staff and the money raised from the lift by AMC will help to provide continued well-being support and facilities for our staff"

About R Charity

R Charity is a Liverpool-based charity, which raises funds to support the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals to provide the best possible care to patients across the whole of Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and beyond. 

As with all charities, R Charity has faced incredibly tough times during the pandemic and continues to face extremely difficult months ahead. NHS staff are stretched and working under very challenging circumstances - both mentally and physically. It's through R Charity that those NHS front line staff can receive vital psychological and well-being support.

R Charity provides vital resources such as psychologists, well-being packs, shower and changing rooms, well-being rooms and many other forms of support that the NHS staff require during this extremely difficult time. Not only this, but the charity also aims to help support hospital patients, by providing toiletries, pyjamas, and even iPads and tablets to keep patients in touch with their families while visitation is limited.

A vital lifeline for both NHS workers and patients, R Charity is working tirelessly to make the lives of those in the Royal and Broadgreen better, and help them feel less isolated.

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