London Stansted pays tribute to NHS heroes

London Stansted has created its own special tribute to the heroes of the NHS with a giant ‘thank you’ message on its airfield.

A 10 metre by 7 metre thank you logo now adorns one of the airport’s main taxiways adjacent to the runway and was the brainchild of Ross Barker from Stansted’s Airfield Operations team. The accolade was created in 5 hours by the airport’s specialist airfield painting team on Thursday in advance of the latest ‘clap for carers’ tribute.

London Stansted’s COO, Steve Griffiths, said:

“The whole country has come together to recognise the fantastic efforts being made by our brave and brilliant NHS and healthcare workers in the tireless fight against Covid-19.

“As part of that tribute, colleagues working at the airport join the weekly ‘clap for carers’ applause, but Ross asked if we could go a bit further and create a special thank you message on the airfield. It’s a brilliant idea and a very fitting way for the airport to say an even bigger thank you to all those NHS staff working so hard to protect us all at this time of immense difficulty and challenge for them personally.”