Little girl who drew pictures of support for NHS receives heartfelt letter from doctor

A little girl who placed drawings of support for the NHS in the window of her home was thrilled to receive a heartfelt letter from a doctor.

Six-year-old Belle Powell decided to show her support for healthcareworkers during the coronavirus outbreak by drawing picturesof a rainbow and a heart with 'NHS' written in the middle.

She then displayed the pictures in the front window of her family home in Cardiff, and a few days later Belle received a heartfelt letter from a medic expressing their gratitude for her support.

Belle is one of many to show her support for the health service in this way

The anonymous letter, signed S.K, said: "I was walking past your houselast night and feeling very sorry for myself when I saw your drawing(Heart NHS) and it cheered me up.

"I have not seen my mum and sister since Christmas now and I have notbeen able to go back to London as my colleagues had the virus over thelast four weeks."

The letter goes on to say how the doctor will not see their family for theforeseeable future after volunteering to work on the virus ward attheir hospital.

Belle stuck her drawings of support to the NHS on the front window of her family home

The letter continues: "I volunteered for it as I am relatively youngand healthy and I became a doctor to help. So what a betteropportunity to volunteer and show my worth, right?

"I was very scared last night and I was wondering if it was all worthit. Wondering if I was brave enough to do it as I have not done thissort of medicine for many years.

"Your little drawing made it all feel better and worth it."

The anonymous writer said Belle's drawings 'made it all feel better and worth it'

Belle said when her dad read the letter to her, she was very excited.

"It made me feel happy," she said.

Belle's parents, Duncan and Rachel, are hopeful they will be ableto meet the NHS worker who posted the letter through their door when thecoronavirus outbreak is over.

"Me and Belle were doing a jigsaw and singing along to Cerys Matthewswhen we heard the letter box rattle.

"After she got the letter her face lit up, I have never seen herhappier than in that moment. The first thing she did was put anotherletter on the window to say 'Good luck SK.'

"She is a very kind little thing and always does things and makesthings for other people. My wife Rach started to cry and it was just avery touching moment.

"The NHS are on the frontline with this, showing our appreciation inthis way is the least we can do," said Duncan.

The first thing Belle did after receiving the doctor's note was to put another letter on the window to say 'Good luck SK.'

Mum Rachel said her children Belle and Evan decided to drawthe rainbows after seeing a post on their school's Facebook page.

They are one of many households across the country showing their support for the NHS in this way.