Weymouth family decorate home to thank the NHS

Weymouth family decorate home to thank the NHS

Published by George Sharpe at 12:01am 4th April 2020.

The Me-in family have been saying 'thank you' to the NHS by decorating their front wall.

Dorset has been showing their appreciation for the frontline workers NHS by drawing rainbows and putting them up in their windows.

Dorset Police officers patrolling Weymouth came across a family colouring in their front wall. 

Melanie Me-In and her family wanted to do something different to show appreciation for the NHS but still following the rainbow theme

Whilst on patrol, we came across this amazing artwork that one family has spent 2 1/2 hours doing today! They wanted to...

Posted by Weymouth & Portland Police on Thursday, 2 April 2020

The mum of three says they came up with the idea when they were clearing out their loft. 

"We found a box of chalk, I spoke to my husband about it one night and I thought what if we colour in our bricks on the front of the house.

"My husband took it one further and said why don't we put NHS in the middle of the wall and then colour the brick in rainbow colours around it."

Me-in family NHS

It took the whole family two and a half hours to colour in the wall and it made their day when two police officers arrived to look at the wall.

The police stopped got out of the car and asked the family if they could take a picture for the Weymouth and Portland Facebook page.

Melanie says they wanted to support the NHS:

"In these uncertain times that we're in, not knowing when the children are going back to school and seeing how much it's affecting the front-line workers.

"We just wanted to do something for the community and show them that we are supporting them.

"The NHS service gives the best care possible to our vulnerable patients, they are doing a tremendous service helping us through this crisis."