We are deeply saddened by the news that Noah Jones also known as Background Bob has died. 

Noah’s love for art and his extremely fun approach to life lead to a colourful project that went from strength to strength and raised a phenomenal £250,000 for children’s services at Colchester Hospital. 

Noah brought colour to all our lives as well as hundreds of beautiful works of art, which gained recognition from East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust as he won Supporter of the Year at the NHS Staff Awards in 2022. 

With three incredible art exhibitions, three vibrant books and three extraordinary eBay auctions, Noah’s legacy will forever be felt by many children and their families that walk through the doors at Colchester Hospital long into the future. 

We feel extremely lucky to have worked with such a beautiful, smiley and cheeky chappy who we know is sincerely loved by his army of supporters and all who had the pleasure of meeting him. 

At this time, we send love and best wishes to Noah’s family and take time to remember the legend Background Bob and share our gratitude for their support for Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity. Colchester Hospitals Children's Services would also like to extend their thanks at this sad time.