Giant angel shines a light on tremendous efforts of NHS staff

A giant angel has been installed in the village to honour the ongoing hard work of NHS staff during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Councillor Craig Browne said "The Angel of Light is a national initiative to recognise the efforts of NHS staff during the pandemic and is supported locally by Cheshire East Highways, the Parish Council and "The Christmas Decorators". I understand that 50 Angel of Light statues are currently being installed nationally and so we are very privileged to have one here in Alderley Edge.

"As well as recognising the efforts of NHS staff, I think the Angel of Light is also a wonderful opportunity for us to reflect on the contribution that so many key workers and volunteers have made in supporting their fellow human beings and communities during the pandemic. The statue also encourages us to remember those who have lost their lives or those who have lost loved ones as a result of Covid-19."

The Angel of Light is a temporary feature and will be in place at the junction of Macclesfield Road and London Road for the next few weeks.

Cllr Browne added "I think it brings a welcome illumination to our village and my personal hope is that people not only appreciate the light it brings as we emerge from a very dark period, but also that they feel encouraged to pause in front of it for a moment or two of quiet contemplation and reflection."



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Andy Brown
Monday 26th July 2021 at 7:47 am
Seems like a waste of money given millions are on NHS waiting lists.
Carol Bland
Tuesday 27th July 2021 at 6:08 pm
A very nice gesture but what will happen to it in a few weeks time ?

It would be nice to have it there at Christmas.
Susan Fairbotham
Wednesday 28th July 2021 at 2:27 pm
Its not the nurses fault that there is along waiting list Mr Brown ,The angel,is to thank all the nurses for their hard work you may need one one day
Andy Brown
Wednesday 28th July 2021 at 5:32 pm
Susan - I'm not picking on the nurses. The money should be spent on the nurses/NHS and not some meaningless virtue signalling Blackpool Illumination from a garden centre which is going to keep the patrons of the De Trafford Arms entertained on their cigarette break.
Stuart Redgard
Wednesday 28th July 2021 at 9:40 pm
Andy Brown

The Christmas Decorators UK Limited is a private company and it can choose to spend its own money on whatever it chooses to with or without your blessing. And why does the NHS need its money anyway? I thought it had been getting an extra £350million per week from the government since we let the European Union (AKA brexit). Surely that is enough, isn't it?
Laura Roberts
Thursday 29th July 2021 at 6:31 am
I think that the Angels of Light
Kriss Coombes
Thursday 29th July 2021 at 10:17 am
Well some of us welcome The Angel of Light and I agree with Craig's comments that 'she' serves as a reminder of the enormous contribution made by so many key workers and volunteers who have, and continue, to support our communities, including the constant 'complainers' and 'blamers'.
Graham McLelland
Wednesday 4th August 2021 at 11:31 am
Brilliant .