Coronavirus crisis: TV favourites back Express ‘thank you’ gigs

Your favourite newspaper is planning to lay on free concerts so doctors, nurses, midwives, physios, cleaners and porters can come together in a stunning celebration of all that is wonderful about our health service. Staged at venues across Britain, the gigs would be a grateful nation’s way of saying a humble and heartfelt thank you to all those working around the clock to keep us safe.

Mum-of-one Charlotte, 44, who is homeschooling her five-year-old daughter Ella Rose during the crisis, said: “I am 100 per cent behind this Daily Express campaign – what an amazing way to say thank you to our NHS heroes who are working tirelessly up and down the country.

They are facing incredibly challenging conditions, long hours and putting their own health at risk.

“As we saw when the nation came together to give them the biggest round of applause ever, we are all looking for a way to show how much their dedication means to us. Let’s all join together to help put on these concerts to show our appreciation.

“Our NHS heroes absolutely deserve the biggest thank-you party ever when all this is over for having got us through it – and how brilliant for them to have something to look forward to. It’s a great way for us to be able to show just how hugely thankful we are for every single moment they work for us.”

Our collective gratitude for those working on the NHS front line was thrown into sharp relief on Thursday when Britons stopped whatever they were doing and erupted into applause in honour of our NHS heroes.

Such was the outpouring of appreciation that it reduced hardened medics to tears.

This newspaper is now planning a series of concerts and music festivals at venues big and small all over Britain – featuring some of the country’s greatest talent – with seats guaranteed for NHS heroes.

Father-of-two Ben, 45, said: “I’m thrilled to be able to support the Daily Express campaign to show our NHS heroes how grateful we are for their incredible commitment, sacrifice, skill and care every single day.

“During this pandemic it has really come into focus how lucky we are to have them, so being able to give them some nights to remember is the least we can do.”

The Daily Express would love to hear from anyone who can help stage these incredible concerts, including venue bosses, promoters and stars. Email [email protected] and let’s get the party for heroes started.

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