Work Gets Underway on Lasting Tribute to Buckinghamshire’s Community Spirit

Living Magazines Nightingales Rainbow

Work has begun on the construction of Nightingale’s Rainbow – a new sculptural installation at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury – which will stand to pay tribute to the community spirit and kindness shown across the communities of Buckinghamshire during the pandemic and will be a permanent symbol of hope in the face of adversity.

Alongside the physical structure, a Virtual Nightingale’s Rainbow has been created where you can show your personal appreciation and support for anyone who has supported you or your community through the crisis by buying a Rainbow Tile in their name. You can leave a personal message of thanks which will be added to the Virtual Rainbow and put up on displays across Buckinghamshire later in the year.

Each Rainbow Tile costs £20, with the proceeds split between Buckinghamshire NHS Charitable Fund and Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity to support nurses, other healthcare workers and patients across the county as we recover from the pandemic.

You can purchase a Rainbow Tile and leave your personal message of thanks and appreciation at

Image: Nightingale’s Rainbow – artist’s impression by Michael Jones Architects Ltd. This is the planned design of Nightingale’s Rainbow which is currently under construction.