Glass hearts and rainbows

While their glass processing company, Gateshead-based GB Glass Products, was closed during lockdown, Glen and Sharon Bogie were busy creating hearts and rainbows to support the NHS.

Since both their daughters are keyworkers in the NHS – one as a community pharmacist and the other a registered mental health nurse – they wanted to do something meaningful while at home, so the kitchen table became a temporary workbench for these pieces of glass art.

The rainbow design was downloaded from the Support the NHS website and Glen created the popular heart design himself.

The final batch of rainbow hearts were made on Friday May 1. Glen made a phenomenal effort to complete every order received, and to date he made 164 rainbow hearts and seven full NHS rainbows in 11 days.

As Glen and Sharon prepared to reopen their business they closed the Just Giving Page with final donations totalling £3,550 – exceeding their £2,500 goal.

“We would like to thank Regalead and Guy Hubble for his encouragement and donated material as without such kindness we would not have been able to raise such a huge amount of money for well deserving charities,” Sharon said.

Guy Hubble, joint managing director at RegaLead, said: “This was an incredible act of kindness from Glen and Sharon, and we were very happy to support them.”