'Thank You NHS' song goes viral

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Thanks from around the world have been flooding in for NHS staff on the front line fighting Coronavirus.

One song called 'Thank You NHS' is written by songwriter Geoff Morrow and performed by his granddaughter Talia Morrow, who are relatives of North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust company secretary Daniel Scheffer.

The song, which has gone viral on social media and YouTube, has been endorsed by celebrities including footballer David Beckham, Spurs manager Jose Mourinho, pop star Kylie Minogue, athlete Mo Farrah and TV presenter Graham Norton.

Mr Morrow, who lives in Hendon in north London, is a professional songwriter and has written for a number of artists including Elvis Presley, Cilla Black, Sandie Shaw, Jessie J and Barry Manilow. He is one of the songwriters behind the Barry Manilow hit Can’t Smile Without You.

He said: “Like everyone else I have spent the last few Thursday nights standing on my doorstep clapping and banging pots and pans. I felt I wanted to say something more to say thanks so I put pen to paper and wrote the song.

“My dream scenario is that Radio 1 and Radio 2 will play it at 7.55pm one Thursday night – just before the clapping starts.

“A number of national newspapers have agreed to print the lyrics.

“I am closely associated with an agent called Russ Lindsay who has got the celebrities to endorse the video by holding up signs saying #ThankYouNHS and #OurNHSPeople.”

Mr Scheffer said: “The response from the public in North Cumbria and across the UK has been amazing. The song recognising the phenomenal effort and commitment which I have personally witnessed from everyone who works in the Trust and is something that will stay with me forever as it has been that significant.”

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