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Big Break Giveaway for NHS Scotland

1432. Janet Turnbull

Janet Turnbull, from the Scottish Highlands, reinvented her holiday rental business ‘Lochness Lettings’ to launch her ‘Big Break Giveaway for NHS’ campaign.

Janet Turnbull

Janet was inspired to set up the initiative from the Clap For Our Carers, and realising that she could offer something back for NHS staff and do something to support their wellbeing. Janet’s campaign has seen over 60 properties secured for holidays for NHS staff in Scotland, including a 7 night stay in her own Tenerife home.

In a personal letter to Janet, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:

“I was inspired to hear how you have reimagined your lettings business to give restorative breaks to the extraordinary men and women of our wonderful NHS.

“From the shores of Loch Ness to the beaches of Tenerife, the holidays you and others have donated are a fantastic way of caring for those who have cared so deeply for us.

“So I am delighted to be able to recognise your kindness and generosity by naming you as the UK’s 1432nd Point of Light.”

Janet said:

“I am delighted to be recognised for the work involved but it would be very remiss of me not to acknowledge the generosity of all the prize providers. (67 individuals throughout Scotland providing 73 free breaks) and the support of Isabel Lewis who has been working alongside me.

“Entrants to the giveaway have to comment ‘YAS’ standing for ‘You’re a Star’ as their way of thanking individuals for their donation, so to be given a Points of Light award is the icing on the cake for everyone involved. I am proud to receive the award which I will share with all our stars.”

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