Pandemic Memories and Looking Forward


Pandemic Memories and Looking Forward – Hopes and Dreams

The Friends of the PRUH are creating this webpage to reflect memories of the pandemic and hopes and dreams for the future in prose or poetry.

Your story or poem should have a title and should reflect your experiences and thoughts during any aspect of the pandemic. It can be of any length, but should have a limit of 1500 words and your full name (or first name only if you prefer) should be given at the end. There is no limit to the number of contributions you can make but any abusive or disrespectful contributions will not be accepted. If sufficient contributions are received it may be possible to produce a booklet of stories and poems.

Please help us to raise funds by making a suggested donation of £5 for each contribution which will be displayed on this page. Please check and correct any errors and then email with a soft copy (e.g. doc, pdf) of your contribution attached.

To make your donation, please complete this form and post it to the address given on the form together with your donation.

The Friends are supporting staff at the hospital with their involvement in the “Ways with Words”, Literary Festival in Orpington. During the run up to and during the Festival we will put some¬† of their entries on this page. Click on the link to see the staff flyer on on their involvement in the festival with entries on the theme of “Looking Forward – Hopes and Dreams”. Ways with Words flyer

Your Memories

Memories of the Pandemic by Lyn

Pandemic Poem by Emily

2020 Poem by Pam

Looking forward as well as back by Pauline

Different Christmas by Pam

Pandemic Memories by Liz

Jess (a little boy’s hopes and dreams) by Michael

Looking Forward – Hopes and Dreams by Jo