A talented farmer has created his own heartwarming tribute to the British National Health System (NHS) by using his tractor to plough a giant rainbow into one of his fields.
33-year-old Jack Pantall used an aerial drone camera connected to his phone in order to map out the huge image of the NHS logo and the “Stay Safe” rainbow in appreciation for Britain’s healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 outbreaks.
The massive image measures in at 60 meters (196 feet) tall and 152 meters (500 feet) wide on his farm near Staunton-on-Wye in Herefordshire.
Pantall also managed to capture drone footage of himself creating the masterpiece, which took just 16 minutes to complete.
The dad-of-two said he wanted to show his support for all of the NHS heroes—particularly since his 31-year-old brother Harry is a paramedic and his sister-in-law works as a doctor.
“I had one field left I could use before my spring planting finished so I decided to do it as soon as a I could,” said Pantall. “My brother and I had been thinking about it and we saw some other people showing their appreciation in different ways. He said, ‘yeah why not let’s do it’.
“Someone else in Exeter had done #NHS into some corn so we were thinking of something more original. My brother suggested putting the Stay Safe rainbow over the top. We decided to give it a go and the worst-case scenario was that it wouldn’t come out right.
“Thankfully, however, it did. It turned out beautifully.
“My drone connects to my phone so I was watching my phone screen … to see how it was coming out while I was doing it,” Pantall recalled. “So the video you’re watching is how I was able to draw it.
“I was driving around trying to get it done in a hurry because the drone battery only lasts about 20 minutes and I had to be relatively quick on it,” he added. “I managed to complete it in about 16 minutes, which was just in time, really.”
The rainbow has become a symbol of support for people wanting to show solidarity with health workers on the front lines of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“My gesture was just something we thought that we could do down at the field. It’s just us showing a small amount of appreciation,” says Pantall. “At the very least it brings a smile to people’s faces and makes them know we are thinking of them.”
In addition to broadcasting his message of support to NHS workers, Pantall has also set up a JustGiving page to support hospital staffers—and he hopes his stunt can help raise money and spirits.
“The NHS workers are the main ones we must thank because they’re right in amongst it,” said Pantall. “It was all just to say a massive thank you to them.
“We’ve got various friends who live next to us who are all nurses, resuscitation nurses, so they are in the mix of it. It’s a small contribution and they were ecstatic over it.
“It really makes you feel good when they know there are people out there appreciating them. You never know someone is appreciating you until someone says.”
This is just one of many positive stories and updates that are coming out of the COVID-19 news coverage this week. For more uplifting coverage on the outbreaks, click here.
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