Coronavirus in Cambridgeshire: The extraordinary tribute to the NHS by this Ely homeowner

NHS tribute illuminating a house in Ely. It has been widely praised on social media. Picture; SUBMIT

NHS tribute illuminating a house in Ely. It has been widely praised on social media. Picture; SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Of all the tributes to the NHS – now lead by Prime Minister Boris Johnson – perhaps this from an Ely resident is one of the finest.

NHS tribute illuminating a house in Ely. It has been widely praised on social media. Picture; SUBMIT

NHS tribute illuminating a house in Ely. It has been widely praised on social media. Picture; SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

It is certainly one of the most illuminating.

The exterior display on this Ely home prompted an amazing response on social media when it started to be shared on Facebook.

NHS tribute illuminating a house in Ely. It has been widely praised on social media. Picture; SUBMIT

NHS tribute illuminating a house in Ely. It has been widely praised on social media. Picture; SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

It has been viewed 11,000 time and shared many hundreds of times on Facebook.

Although the homeowner is happy for it to be shared – and enjoyed – we have respected his request not to name him.

NHS tribute illuminating a house in Ely. It has been widely praised on social media. Picture; SUBMIT

NHS tribute illuminating a house in Ely. It has been widely praised on social media. Picture; SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant


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But it remains a powerful testimony to those on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Amazing” was the sentiment of one of many who have seen it.

NHS tribute illuminating a house in Ely. It has been widely praised on social media. Picture; SUBMIT

NHS tribute illuminating a house in Ely. It has been widely praised on social media. Picture; SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

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“I feel very proud of you even though I don’t know you,” was how another viewer described it.

As the Prime Minister himself said of the NHS after leaving hospital: “I can’t thank them enough. I owe them my life.”

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