While their double glazing manufacturing business, based in Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead, is closed during lockdown, Glen and Sharon Bogie have been busy creating these wonderful hearts and rainbows to support the NHS. Both their daughters are keyworkers in the NHS – one as a Community Pharmacist and the other a Registered Mental Health Nurse. They wanted to do something meaningful while they are at home, so the kitchen table has become a temporary workbench for these stunning pieces of glass art. The rainbow design was downloaded from the Support the NHS website and Glen created the popular heart design himself.
The final batch of Rainbow Hearts were made on Friday 1 May. Glen made a phenomenal effort to complete every order received. To date he has made 164 Rainbow Hearts & 7 Full NHS Rainbows in 11 days. As Glen and Sharon prepare to reopen their business they closed the Just Giving Page with final donations totalling £3,550 exceeding their £2,500 goal.
Sharon says: “We would like to thank Regalead and Guy Hubble for his encouragement and donated material as without such kindness we would not have been able to raise such a huge amount of money for well deserving charities.”
Guy Hubble, Joint Managing Director at RegaLead adds: “This was an incredible act of kindness from Glen and Sharon, and we were very happy to support them.”