Sandra Ash, Surrey
Themes: Celebrating NHS Staff, Social Isolation, PPE, Gardening, Politics, Community Spirit, Mutual Aid & Support, Environment & Nature, Children, Financial Corruption
151cm x 151 cm
Lockdown constrained campaigners but contact has continued and strengthened between groups nationally. As a result of this, Sandra Ash joined the Threads of Survival Project and, with help of artwork from two of her grandchildren, produced the “Fruits of Covid” quilt .
– SANDRA’s words –
The Fruits of Covid are overwhelmingly negative but making the quilt gave me a creative and emotional outlet for our hopes, fears and reactions to events. It mirrors our anger, fear, isolation and our national and very personal grief.
The quilt celebrates our heroic, if struggling, NHS and the joys of friendship, family, creativity and community spirit. Lockdown gave us the time to rediscover art, crafts gardening and quiet.
The fight will go on for our Local and our National Health Service in its moment of greatest peril.
The Keep Our St Helier Hospital (KOSHH) and Keep Our Epsom Hospital (KOEH) campaign has been fighting for 10 years to keep all Major Acute, Paediatric, Maternity, General Services and bed numbers at both these Hospitals in the SW London and Surrey area which serve over 700,000 people.
KOSHH is fighting for a Universal, Comprehensive, Publicly Provided, Publicly Funded, Publicly Owned and Publicly Accountable NHS that is Free at the Point of Need. Its aim is to restore the NHS to its founding principles.