Six-year-old Whitby girl's letter and flowers for town's NHS heroes

Six-year-old Polly Mayo of Whitby was so touched by the work of the NHS in the coronavirus crisis, she wrote a note of support and bought flowers for medical staff.

By Duncan Atkins
Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 9:44 am
Updated Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 9:44 am
Polly Mayo with the flowers she bought.
Polly Mayo with the flowers she bought.

Her mum Claire said: “Polly stood on my mum’s doorstep last Thursday clapping for the NHS.

"Out of the blue, she said she wanted to write a letter for them to thank them for helping poorly people.

“She sat there for a long time writing and rubbing it out until she thought it was good enough to send."

Polly's thank you note.

Claire said that Polly also wanted to buy some flowers to cheer them up.

“I took her down to the doctors in Whitby to give them the letter and flowers and they were overwhelmed that she had done this," said Claire.

"I am so proud of what she has done.

“The nurse was nearly in tears when Polly took the flowers and letter.”

Polly hands over her note and flowers.