World renown DJ ‘Fatboy Slim’ has become the latest artist to offer a free concert to members of the NHS and emergency services as a way of saying ‘thank you’ for the work being done to try and combat the threat from COVID-19.
The news comes as former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher announced that he ‘and others’ would be holding a free concert at the O2 Arean in London.
In a tweet published on the 10th April, Liam said:
“It’s an honour to announce that I will be doing a gig for the NHS and careworkers at London’s The O2 on 29th October. They do an incredible job, we are very lucky to have them. LG x’
And yesterday, ‘Fatboy Slim’ announced on his twitter page that he would be holding a ‘party’ for ‘NHS doctors, nurses, support workers, porters, cleaners, ambulance, police and fire service personnel.
He also confirmed that this offer would be extended to ‘their +1’s.
Tickets for Fatboy Slim’s concert will be available from 19:00 hours on Friday 17th April via this link: ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F00588F94618F25
Dozens of celebrities have pledged their support for the medical professionals who are engaged in a daily battle in Intensive Care Unit’s around the country to try and save as many lives as possible.
Last week, an Intensive Care Unit nurse made an emotional plea to members of the public in an attempt to encourage people to stay at home to save lives.
Nurse Gould posted a picture of herself on her social media page after working 65 hours in six days as she and her colleagues battle to save as many lives as possible.
The poignant image (below) of the marks left by Aimee’s PPE told an emotional story of the efforts being made by healthcare professionals as they try to save as many lives as possible.
Aimee Gould made an emotional plea to the public | Image credit: Aimee Gould / Facebook
More support has also been pledged by the government to help healthcare professionals who work in nursing and care homes around the country.
Care/nursing homes have become the new ‘hotbed’ of activity as staff struggle to contain the virus as it spreads amongst residents.
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