COVID-19 Survivor Gives Something Back to Key Workers on the Frontline
Dates: 12 Dec 2020 - 12 Dec 2020
Location: Riva Showbar
Sometimes in life it takes a health crisis to give us that wake up call which motivates us do a kind deed for the good of others.
A young woman named Sarah Williams was admitted to hospital for a one month stay following symptoms of corona virus. Thankfully, she is ok and was fortunate to receive a negative test result. But her experience in the hospital moved her so much that she wanted to give something back in response to everyone helping out during this unique time in medical history.
Sarah spoke about her ordeal and the impact it has had on her family,
“During my time in hospital I saw first hand just how hard all the NHS staff work and its simply amazing. They looked after everyone so well – we even applauded on the Thursday clap from our ward. This affected my family directly, as my husband worked throughout as a keyworker in manufacturing, my daughter was also on the frontline as a care worker in a private care home”.
Due to so many family members being affected by COVID-19 Sarah wanted to recognise the sheer mental and physical strength it took for the key workers to continue despite everything being against them.
Therefore, she has organised two Preston Rocks events even offering free tickets to keyworkers who have battled on through the lockdown.
The first one will be run in November and is primarily for staff from:-
- Care Homes
The event has already received a huge amount of support.
Now Sarah has her sights set on a second Preston Rocks which will be for retail staff who continued working during lockdown.
Sarah spoke about the second event and her heartfelt appreciation to everyone who has helped out during this unprecedented time in our lives,
“We decided to then run Preston Rocks part 2 for these keyworkers, and again the response has been amazing. These events were an idea that I came up with after watching the coverage of COVID and wanting to do something to say THANK YOU to all those on the front line, looking after the public, without a thought for their own safety.
Her additional thanks go to all the musicians who will play their part during the events, completely free of charge.
Please note:- there will be a photographer at the event who will readily take pictures to capture it all. Plus, a local health and beauty business will be on hand to provide pampering treatment to frontline staff.
Unfortunately, both events have sold out. Although, more tickets are set to be released if social distancing measures are loosened.
A patient who recovered from suspected coronavirus is organising two Preston Rocks events, offering free tickets to keyworkers who have battled on through the lockdown.
^Alex Ashworth CCG UK Blogger