The ring designed by Julia Ali – photos from NNUH

 

A cheque for £1,565 has been donated to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals Charity thanks to a paediatric nurse who won a competition to design a ring.
Julia Ali, a paediatric nurse on Buxton Ward got creative after seeing the competition online by Maya Magal, a bespoke jewellery store based in London.

Entrants were tasked with designing a ring as a creative distraction during the Covid-19 pandemic and submit their paper drawings for consideration.

Julia, who has worked at NNUH for five years, was delighted to have been announced the winner and receive the prize of seeing her limited-edition ring designed and sold to the public.

The £1,565 proceeds of the sale of the rings during the past two months have now been donated by Maya Magal to Julia’s chosen charity, the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital fund, part of the N&N Hospitals Charity.

Julia said: “Over the past couple of months I have been overwhelmed, challenged and privileged to do the job I do, I couldn’t do my job without all the amazing people I work with and the support we give one another.

“I wanted to design a ring which represents positivity, the community spirit and support for the NHS and Key Workers.

“I have enjoyed walks seeing all the rainbows everywhere which has brought smiles to so many faces in these challenging times.”

Children’s Matron Teresa Miles said: “We are all very proud of Julia and delighted her inspirational design was chosen by Maya Magal.

“Julia is a very valued member of our JLCH team who has supported our patients throughout this challenging period.

“A few of us loved the ring so much, we had to purchase ourselves.”

For more information about N&N Hospitals Charity and how you can support it, go to www.nnuh.org.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @NNUHCharity and www.facebook.com/nnuhcharity1/

Julia Ali with the ring and colleagues Teresa Miles and Samantha Ritchie