A choir made up of NHS heroes and those who have lost loved ones to the coronavirus pandemic has recorded a poignant song to raise much-needed funds for the health service. The Buskerteers is made up of 150 people – many of who have friends and family working in the health service – and members recorded themselves performing in their own homes. The emotional track, Stand By Me, aims to raise £1million for NHS Charities Together’s Covid-19 appeal. Group leader Andrew Small, who started the Essex choir in January, then produced and released the video on the group’s Facebook page – where it’s already had more than 2,000 shares and raised £20,000 in just five days. He is appealing for people to donate £1 each via Virgin Money Giving, with all funds donated going towards accommodation, food, travel and counselling to NHS nurses, doctors, staff and volunteers fighting Covid-19. Retired NHS midwife Alison Warner, from Writtle, Essex, said she took part in the video after losing her brother-in-law to Covid-19. She explained: “I am a midwife of 34 years recently retired and working for our NHS on the bank. “I have been proud to work for and be a member… Read full this story
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