The lovely letter left by a medic to a little girl showing her support for the NHS

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A little girl was left overwhelmed with joy when a lovely letter from an NHS medic was posted through her front door.

Six-year-old Belle Powell decided to show her support for healthcare workers during the coronavirus outbreak by putting hand drawn pictures of rainbows in the front window of her family home.

Just days after the posters were put up in her house in Pontcanna, Cardiff, Belle received a heartwarming letter from a medic expressing their thanks for Belle’s support.

The anonymous letter, signed S.K, said: “I was walking past your house last night and feeling very sorry for myself when I saw your drawing (Heart NHS) and it cheered me up.

“I have not seen my mum and sister since Christmas now and I have not been able to go back to London as my colleagues had the virus over the last four weeks.”



Belle Powell (6) and Evan Powell (7) created posters in support of the NHS workers and were overwhelmed with joy when they received a heartwarming letter from a medic
Belle Powell (6) and Evan Powell (7) created posters in support of the NHS workers and were overwhelmed with joy when they received a heartwarming letter from a medic

The letter goes on to say how the doctor missed out on a special cultural celebration due to work and will not see their family for the foreseeable future after volunteering to work on the virus ward at their hospital.

The letter continues: “I volunteered for it as I am relatively young and healthy and I became a doctor to help. So what a better opportunity to volunteer and show my worth, right?

“I was very scared last night and I was wondering if it was all worth it. Wondering if I was brave enough to do it as I have not done this sort of medicine for many years.

“Your little drawing made it all feel better and worth it.”

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The heartwarming letter from a medic
The heartwarming letter from a medic

Belle said when her dad, Duncan Powell, 45, read the letter to her, she was very excited.

“It made me feel happy,” Belle added.

Belle’s parents, Duncan and Rachel, 43, are hopeful they will be able to meet the NHS hero who posted the letter through their door when the coronavirus outbreak is over.

“Me and Belle were doing a jigsaw and singing along to Cerys Matthews when we heard the letter box rattle

“After she got the letter her face lit up, I have never seen her happier than in that moment. The first thing she did was put another letter on the window to say ‘Good luck SK.’

“She is a very kind little thing and always does things and makes things for other people. My wife Rach started to cry and it was just a very touching moment.

“The NHS are on the frontline with this, showing our appreciation in this way is the least we can do,” said Duncan, who runs a recruitment agency in Cardiff.

Mum Rachel said her children Belle, and Evan, seven, decided to draw the rainbows after seeing a post on their school’s Facebook page.

They are one of many households across Wales showing their support for the NHS in this way.



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