A DARLINGTON schoolgirl has written a message to our emergency service workers after she herself waved goodbye to her parents in the NHS earlier this week.

Eight-year-old Millie Cadman decided to write a poem for the NHS after being temporarily seperated from her parents, Jodie and Nikita Cadman on Monday.

Millie, who is now staying with her grandmother Tracey Cadman, came up with the perfect message for workers to "stay safe" and "not forget it wasn't forever," before creating an emotional video for staff.


In the poem she says: "This is a message from the NHS. Stay safe NHS, save lives and help save people. 

"To stay safe, stay away from your family members and don't forget to stay two metres apart. You lot need a break.

"When this is over, make some noise and party. Do as hard as you can to save lives and defeat coronavirus.

"Stay positive, keep working and keep saving lives. Fear or not, never forget you saved someone's life.

"It's nothing to be scared about, it's just to keep families safe - so don't forget it is not forever.

"Nothing to fear, and we will soon be beside each other again. Have some fun when this ends when you go and see your families again."

The Northern Echo:

Speaking to The Northern Echo, Jodie Cadman described her "heartbreak" when they had to make the difficult decision to avoid all personal contact for the timebeing.

Ms Cadman who works for the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust in Northallerton said: "I was worried about her being at risk, we decided she would stop with her grandmother full time which broke my heart.

The Northern Echo:

“She’s been Face Timing us everyday, my wife who also works for the trust has been setting her challenges on Facebook. She had to learn to count to ten in different languages on Face Time by 8pm on Wednesday.

"On Thursday, we challenged her to write a poem to give us at work some positivity and support. She rose to the challenge and she wrote to our teams.

“She wrote it herself, everything that’s in there – it’s everything I told her why she couldn’t see mammy and mammy for a little while.

"My team loved it and were emotional about it."