An iconic London landmark was lit up in the colours of Evelina London Children’s Hospital to celebrate their 150th anniversary, with the assistance of some very special young helpers.
On 5 December, the London Eye was illuminated the colours of the Evelina London logo, blue, green, yellow, orange and pink, by children whose lives have been transformed with care from the hospital.
The children were joined by their families and staff from Evelina London to watch the lighting of the London Eye. They were also be treated to some festive songs, courtesy of Evelina Voices, a choir made up of Evelina London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ staff.
Janet Powell, director of nursing at Evelina London said: “It was a true honour to have four of our children and young people helping us to light up the London Eye in the colours of the Evelina London logo. Every year at the hospital is special, but celebrating our landmark 150th anniversary has been particularly important in highlighting the incredible work of our staff, as well as the strength and resilience of our children, young people and their families.
“It was a real treat to see such a recognisable London landmark illuminated in the colours of our logo, especially because you can see the London Eye from our hospital. It was a message that we will continue to provide the best care possible for the next 150 years and beyond.”
2019 marks the 150th anniversary of Evelina London. The hospital was founded in 1869 as Evelina Hospital for Sick Children by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, whose wife, Evelina, died along with their baby in childbirth.
To find out how Evelina London is celebrating its special birthday, visit www.evelinalondon.nhs.uk/150.