Paul and James Gilley who run PJ Search, which specialises in recruitment and events within the hospitality sector, and are organisers of the London Hospitality Festival, have founded Angels of the Nation in memory of the more than 180 frontline NHS workers who have lost their lives during the pandemic.
The pair decided to launch the appeal after business in their hospitality-focused company dried up during the first lockdown last year. They have set up a JustGiving webpage with the funds raised allowing them to make and deliver angel statues to the families of NHS workers who have died.
The first angel was presented to a family on 22 September 2020 and as the appeal progresses and support grows, more angels will continue to be gifted until the target is reached. Any surplus money raised will be donated to the NHS Charities Together.
This angel sculptures are designed by artist Lucianne Lassalle and are made of white marble resin and cost up to £140 to make and deliver to a family.
To donate to the appeal click here.