For those taking a positive view on the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, it was always suspected that creative types would bring out amazing music and poetry.

Hot on the heels of the time we spring cleaned the world poem, comes this gem from Matt Kelly as thanks to our heroes in the NHS. Initially penned by the Salford-native for his partner Jill Scully, who is a nurse, it was shared around the country on the wave of support for the clap for carers. All the wonderful words are below.

But it was the BBC who brought goosebumps as they enlisted actor Christopher Eccleston to narrate for a radio slot, and we had to share this powerful message. Tom Woodward put the words to a powerful video endorsed by Matthew Kelly for the NHS heroes, you can watch this below too.

At this time we’d urged you to be kind, support the NHS, and stay indoors. Our NHS heroes are on the frontline for us all, working tirelessly to save lives while putting themselves in danger. If you can, join the ever-growing NHS army of volunteers.

You can donate to NHS charities together which is a collective of the NHS’ official charities.

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Who are NHS Charities Together?
NHS Charities Together is a collaboration of the NHS’ official charities; representing, supporting and championing their work. Giving £1 million a day to the NHS, providing specialist advice and one to one support, they provide a voice for all NHS Charities.

Their members cover 140 NHS Charities throughout England, Scotland and Wales including Foundation Trusts, Acute Hospitals, Community and Mental Health Trusts and Ambulance Trusts. Members include Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.

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A poem – The NHS army

I’ll tell you a tale, that’s been recently written,
Of a powerful army, so Great it saved Britain,
They didn’t have bombs and they didn’t have planes,
They fought with their hearts and they fought with their brains,

They didn’t have bullets, armed just with a mask,
We sent them to war, with one simple task,
To show us the way, to lead and inspire us,
To protect us from harm and fight off the virus,

It couldn’t be stopped by our bulletproof vests,
An invisible enemy, invaded our chests,
So we called on our weapon, our soldiers in Blue,
“All Doctors, All Nurses, Your Country needs you”

We clapped on our streets, hearts bursting with pride,
As they went off to war, while we stayed inside,
They struggled at first, as they searched for supplies,
But they stared down the virus, in the whites of its eyes,

They leaped from the trenches and didn’t think twice,
Some never came back, the ultimate price,
So tired, so weary, yet still they fought on,
As the virus was beaten and the battle was won,

The many of us, owe so much, to so few,
The brave and the bold, our heroes in Blue,
So let’s line the streets and remember our debt ,
We love you, our heroes, Lest we forget.



  1. Absolutely awesome poem from Matthew Kelly, brilliantly read by Christopher Eccleston an still doesn’t touch the sheer gratitude we All owe our NHS!!! BRAVO THE TRUE HEROES

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