Winning “50p” design released as Official Medal in support of Cavell Nurses’ Trust

Over the last few weeks and months, our nation has been inspired time and again by the incredible Key Workers who are on the front line, helping us through this challenging time.

In fact, people all across the UK are showing their support for our heroes during the weekly clap and with the beautiful rainbow pictures adorning our windows. And Change Checkers have also been making a special effort to give their thanks.

We asked Change Checkers to pay tribute to the UK’s Key Worker heroes by creating a coin design in recognition of their tireless work.

The top designs were selected from each category to be transformed into a virtual 50p and we were absolutely blown away by the entries!

But the best news is, we are incredibly excited to announce that one of the winning designs has been specially selected to be adapted into a special Rainbow of Hope Thank You Medal!

New Specially Issued Medal

The Rainbow of Hope Thank You Medal has been specially issued in support of Cavell Nurses’ Trust with all Ex-VAT sales going directly to support the work of the Trust at this critical time.

Reverse designer Sean Simon said, “I’m honoured and humbled to be a part of something of this scale, which will be beneficial to such a great cause. I work as an SEN school teacher and have many members of my family who work across the NHS and other key areas. As a school teacher I found this to be a great opportunity to show my appreciation to all the key workers across the UK who are working so hard during such difficult times. A rainbow was a must for the design as there are many children who may not understand the situation but are making the most of being inside. My children have thoroughly enjoyed making their own rainbows and looking for other rainbows during our daily walk.”

Say “Thank You” to our Key Worker Heroes

You can now say “Thank You” to all our health workers and carers along with all other Key Workers, with the Rainbow of Hope Thank You Medal and at the same time you’ll be supporting the vital work of Cavell Nurses’ Trust helping nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants suffering personal or financial hardship.

From simple, essential support like money to repair a broken cooker or boiler, to vital life-changing aid like helping a family flee their home due to domestic abuse, Cavell Nurses’ Trust is here to help. Never has their work been more important than during the current Coronavirus crisis.

All Proceeds Going To Charity

What’s more, The Westminster Collection will be donating 100% of the ex-VAT proceeds for every Rainbow of Hope Thank You Medal sold to Cavell Nurses’ Trust to support nursing and midwifery professionals in their time of need.

Our Nation’s Key Workers are risking their lives to help keep us safe – let’s do all we can to show our support and give something back!

Support the UK’s Key Worker Heroes when you order the Rainbow of Hope Thank You Medal

The Rainbow of Hope Thank You Medal is your chance to say thank you to our key worker heroes, with all proceeds going directly to support the work of the Cavell Nurses’ Trust at this critical time.

So please click here to order yours today – whether it’s to keep or give to a special key worker.


  1. Barry Stevenson on April 18, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    So why a medal is this another of change checkers money making schemes, I would like to bet the 50 pence coins don’t enter circulation.

    • Rachel Hooper on April 20, 2020 at 8:56 am

      We don’t know whether there will be a UK coin as that’s decision for the Royal Mint and Treasury but we’re delighted to have been able to work with Cavell Nurses’ Trust to turn the winning Change Checker design into this special thank you medal.

  2. Caroline Downey on April 17, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    I don’t see Northern Ireland on the medal,why?

    • Rachel Hooper on April 20, 2020 at 8:54 am

      Hi Caroline, this design comes from a member of the public who won our recent competition. We think they’ve done a great job of creating a design to celebrate the nation’s Key Worker Heroes, and as they are a member of the public rather than a professional designer, some allowances must be made.

    • Andy on April 23, 2020 at 3:19 pm

      High Rachel when can we order the new 50ps any idea how much they will be.

  3. Rebecca Adams on April 17, 2020 at 11:05 am

    I cannot purchase this coin as it does not celebrate all of our “heroes”. There is no mention of bus drivers, train and tube drivers, cleaners, chefs and kitchen staff, couriers, royal mail, supermarket workers, vets and veterinary nurses and the thousands of people who have come forward to volunteer. Without these people the country would not be able to function. Bus and train drivers are providing a vital service, and without them many staff would not be able to get to work, and without supermarket workers we would not be able to eat. All of these people are putting their lives at risk daily (11 bus drivers have now died from coronovirus). This is on the same level as NHS staff. A coin needs to be produced to celebrate all of our “heroes” not just the elite few.

    • Rachel Hooper on April 17, 2020 at 12:17 pm

      Hi Rebecca, the design of the thank you medal was selected from our Key Worker Hero 50p design challenge, which saw many fantastic entries. We chose this design from the 16+ age category as we believe it captures the spirit of hope and community which is so important at this time. Whilst all the individual roles may not be included on the winning design, they have included ‘key workers’ to encompass all the amazing people who put their lives at risk to keep us safe.

      • Steven jaques on April 30, 2020 at 3:16 pm

        Awesome amazing design and love to collection nhs well amazing people not just my partner so will be well please keep safe and save the NHS thank you all