Sandwell Council is supporting a petition created by a Sandwell student.

Harvey from St Michaels CE High School, is campaigning for an annual day to pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of NHS staff, after seeing how many health and care workers have lost their lives.

Councillor Yvonne Davies, Leader of Sandwell Council, said: “The council is backing the idea of having a day to celebrate all of the individuals who have been there for all of us through this crisis.

“So many people have sacrificed a huge amount to make sure the rest of us are safe and looked after - our NHS staff, our carers, our binmen and women, all our bus drivers and all of those important workers.”

Councillor Danny Millard, deputy leader of Sandwell Council said: “I was approached by Harvey’s family who asked if I could help publicise the petition Harvey had started.

“We are so proud of Harvey and the difference he wants to make. The NHS do a fantastic job and have faced such a terrible time through the pandemic so a day to celebrate each and every NHS worker seems fitting. It’s also great to see the younger generation leading the way.

“I urge everyone to get behind Harvey and sign the petition.”

To sign Harvey’s petition, which has already attracted nearly 400 signatures, go to and search ‘Annual National Health Service (NHS) Day.’

The direct link to the petition is: 

The video of the leader and Harvey can been seen at: