Children asked to help cover combine in NHS rainbows

Children are being asked to get creative and draw NHS rainbows that will be emblazoned on the side of a brand-new combine ahead of this year’s harvest.  

The idea came from Thomas and Sophie Clayton of Greenheath, Suffolk. The contracting outfit is expecting a new Claas Lexion 750TT to be delivered in the next few weeks, and plans to wrap the shiny beast from head to toe in rainbows; the symbol that has become synonymous with the NHS during the coronavirus crisis.

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The couple are asking children to draw their rainbows and send them in, ready for the machine to be wrapped in July.

There is also a Just Giving page for donations to the NHS and the Greenheath is pledging to donate a £1 for every acre the machine cuts this summer.

Rainbows should be on an A4 piece of paper, with the child’s name written on the rainbow, rather than on the side. Entries should be sent to Sophie Clayton, Toggam Lodge, Newfen Gravel Drove, Lakenheath, Suffolk IP27 9LN.


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