Our staff sipped on a brew to celebrate the launch of a range of mugs designed by world-renowned artist and illustrator of Roald Dahl’s famous books, Sir Quentin Blake, to help raise funds for the NHS.

Royal Free London healthcare assistant Naajiyah Nuseeb, junior sister Shiney Gopakumar and porter Adam Korim enjoyed a cuppa as they posed for pictures at the photo shoot for this week’s launch.

Sir Quentin Blake has teamed up with north London charity NHS-OS to design a range of mugs to raise money for NHS Charities Together.

Having been inspired by the legendary efforts of Captain Sir Tom Moore, Sir Quentin wanted to do something to help the charity reach its £100 million fundraising target.

He set about creating three striking rainbow designs during lockdown.

Each design features his unique style in the form of an NHS-inspired illustration. Supporters can choose from the ‘rainbow hat’, ‘dog kennel’ or ‘children on plates’ designs.

Sir Quentin Blake said: “The rainbows seem to be doing a lot of travelling and I’m extremely pleased that they’ve found their way onto the side of these mugs to benefit the NHS.”

The ‘rainbow hat’ design recognises that even when times have been hard during lockdown, there’s been a symbol of hope that has seen us through.

The ‘dog kennel’ highlights how the smaller things in life can give us hope, while ‘children on plates’ shows us that soon we will all be back together again and reunited with our loved ones, appreciating what we had more than ever.

The mugs can be purchased here for £20 each, including delivery, with 100% of all profits going to NHS Charities Together. They are printed in the UK on fine white bone china.