Poems in a Pandemic is a poetry and art competition for frontline social care support staff, leaders and nurses to capture their thoughts, feelings and experiences of caring for people in a pandemic. Social care and support staff working in care homes, the community and in all-care settings are at the front line of the coronavirus fight, working alongside the NHS and supporting the country’s most vulnerable people.
Angela Richardson SI Sunderland member felt that the contributions from these staff deserved recognition and their experiences need to be shared and their stories told.
Today the winners were announced via an excellent Zoom presentation. President Rosemary Jenkinson read out the winners of the categories we had judged and each person read out their winning poem. Congratulations to Daniel Lynn and Sharon Ireland for their excellent work.
Below are some screenshots of the ceremony, go to our Facebook page to hear Rosemary introduce the winners and hear their poems.
A painting and illustrations competition ran alongside the poetry competition which will be used to illustrate the book Angela and her team will produce. Some of the successful entrants are also shown below.
President Rosemary said that it had been uplifting to take part and thanked Angela and her team for having such a brilliant idea.