Thanks NHS Tees |Vale| Local News

Fresh from tales of Barry businesses busy helping our community, traders’ take-way trips to key workers, and firms firing out face-masks for the front-line, another local entrepreneur is doing her bit to help.

Aimee Barnett, herself a key worker at a local GP Surgery, has designed two fabulous T-shirts to raise cash for charity.

The clean-looking white tops, featuring our coal-face carers newly acquired symbol, along with the words, ‘Thank You NHS’ are a must for the Lockdown look.

And as a well-known Gay Girl with a deeply-entrenched appreciation of all things Rainbow, all I can say is what’s not to love.

Aimee, who also runs Aimee Clare Designs, doesn’t normally delve into producing a clothes – but she does own a T Shirt Press, and a willingness to give something back.

The regular clap for the NHS, which sees our local streets lined with residents showing their very visual health service appreciation, first gave Aimee the idea.

She sees the tops are as a way for her to; raise cash, for our rallying residents to show support, and maybe also as a keep sake to remind us of these testing Covid-19 times.

Priced £12 each for adults and £10 for children, the T Shirts come in a range of sizes. Each one sold will see £5 shared equally between NHS Together Charities and Cardiff and Vale Health Charity.

Grab yours at Aimee Clare Designs here.

Delivery in Barry is free, and subject to the social distancing rules. Orders from outside the town carry a £2 postage charge.

To date, Aimee has raised almost £1200 for the NHS Together Charities and the Cardiff and Vale Health Board.

So don’t delay, order today, and you might be wearing one at the weekly ‘Carers Clap’ this Thursday.

Aimee’s story is just of one the many philanthropy posts I have seen on my facebook feed. All of which are shared widely by those cracking community groups, who are keeping us cohesive during these queer quarantine days.

Shout out to the Covid 19 Barry Facebook Group and their ‘Helping Hands,’ who are open from 9am to 8pm, seven days a week to strive to support our town.

Find them on Facebook, email them on, or call them confidentially.Please get in touch if you are struggling, they are more than happy to help.

And there’s more…

Barry Waterfront Community Residents Association have also stepped up to the pandemic plate.

They offer a sterling service in supporting those who need the kindness of strangers to help them in their isolation period.

Again, they can be found on Facebook, or by calling 07907 383941.

I’m so proud of our Barry massive for their, strength in adversity, total tenacity in these testing times, and self-less support to those struggling with the new normal.

Thank you to our top little town.

Speak soon.




Sue Vincent-Jones, writing as Mrs SVJ, is a Barry born journalist, editor, and communications specialist. She blogs about Barry – and her life in the wider world, through the eyes of a, quirky and queer, local girl done good.

#CommSpirit is where Sue, mixes up news and views to showcase some of the movers and shakers in our town. And promotes those lush locals who are putting our very own stomping ground firmly on the map.

Mrs SVJ, Barry’s Boldest Blogger, can be contacted here.