Aurora and Bear, NHS Murial Patchway, 28th Oct 2021copyright Neil Phillips

We donate NHS hoarding and rainbow bear to young girl with autism after her love of the illustration

Local Bristol family, The Masons have received a piece of hoarding that once stood at Halsall’s Charlton Hayes development project near Cribbs Causeway. The hoarding panels included Halsall’s standard NHS banner which says thank you to those who work for NHS including key workers. The artwork is illustrated with a rainbow, sky, and clouds.

During the existence of the project, every morning Tom Mason and his daughter Aurora would walk past the hoarding on their way to nursery and would take a photograph in front of it.

Aurora, Tom’s daughter is 3 years old, has a love for rainbows, bike rides, vehicles, diggers, and cranes and is considered to be on the autistic spectrum.



Aurora and Bear, NHS Murial Patchway, 28th  Oct 2021copyright Neil Phillips

When Tom noticed that the Charlton Hayes project was coming to a close, he kindly reached out to Halsall, an award-winning and family-owned construction company based in Bath and asked if they could donate that part of the hoarding to him and his family, so that Aurora could continue to take photographs in front of it every day – as she normally would.

Since then, Tom has done a fantastic job at incorporating the hoarding into his back garden wall alongside Aurora’s climbing frame and play area.

Tom Mason, Father of Aurora Mason, said: “My wife and I would just like to say a massive thank you to Halsall for their kind donation of the hoarding.

Aurora would always ask where the rainbow was on our way to her nursery and ask to take a photograph. She was upset when she saw something was in the way of it one time and so I thought I would ask Halsall if they could let us have it when I saw the project was coming to a close.

Once they delivered it, myself and my father spent all weekend putting it up in the garden in aim of surprising Aurora. When she saw it, she was bursting with excitement and happiness. It was worth all the manual labour, and she loves seeing it every day.”

Andy Corp, Managing Director of Halsall said: “It is incredibly important to us to make a positive difference to people’s lives in the communities within which we are building. We are very pleased to be able to donate the hoarding to such a fantastic family and great cause.

The families in our communities deserve to be supported and we’re glad that the Mason’s were able to come to us. We are honored we could do something – which on the scale of things seems a small gesture to us, but which means such a huge amount to one amazing young girl”.

Aurora and Bear, NHS Murial Patchway, 28th Oct 2021copyright Neil Phillips

Halsall is an established family owned South West construction and development business with over 40 years’ of experience delivering quality projects.

Halsall Construction delivers across the Residential, Education, Health, Commercial, Care and Retirement sectors and their Halsall Homes brand builds a range of high quality, desirable homes for open-market sale throughout the Region.

Every year, it is Halsall’s commitment to contribute as much as they can to local causes and the surrounding communities in which they build. Recent community activities they have taken part in have been; sponsorship of local sports teams, RUH Intensive Care fundraising, organising local school sports day and ‘Adopt a School’ Initiative to support careers in Construction.

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