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Thursday, 7 May 2020

Banksy hails NHS Superheroes

All articles we publish always have a relationship to Milford on Sea. However, on this occasion we are going to break our own rules. We could tenuously claim that it is close to the New Forest, but that would be grabbing at straws. The truth is that this simply deserves to be seen by as many people as possible:

Game Changer by Banksy
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Banksy, the famous graffiti street artist, has donated a one metre square artwork to the NHS. The monochrome piece was recently hung in collaboration with the hospital's managers in a foyer near the emergency department of Southampton General Hospital.
The image is of a young boy kneeling by a wastepaper basket dressed in dungarees playing with his NHS superhero nurse in a facemask, whilst his Spiderman and Batman toys lay discarded in the bin. 
Banksy left a note for hospital workers, which read: "Thanks for all you're doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if its only black and white."
The painting will remain at Southampton General Hospital until the autumn when it will be auctioned to raise money for the NHS.
They say, 'A picture paints a thousand words'. - This one certainly does.

I can only imagine that anyone entering the hospital's emergency department, patient or staff, will hopefully be given strength, and be inspired by the artistic message on the wall. Well done Banksy!

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