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NHS 60 poem and illustrations

NHS 60 poem and illustrations

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH News Release issued by COI News Distribution Service. 4 December 2008

Leading children's illustrators and the children's laureate Michael Rosen have teamed up to provide a unique artistic contribution to mark the 60th anniversary of the NHS for children.

To accompany, the anniversary poem especially written by Michael Rosen called "these are the hands," Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo), Helen Oxenbury, Tony Ross ( Litttle Princess), Ed Vere ( Mr Big) and Nick Sharatt (Jacqueline Wilson) have provided their own individual visual interpretation of the poem.

Please find attached the illustrations which are embargoed until 00.01. Thursday 4th December.

For further details, please call DH media centre Paromita Saha on 0207 210 5962 or Alison Langley 0207 210 5947

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