Many acts of kindness showing the true spirit of British people have come out in the last few days. One of many, in support of the staff at Manchester Royal Infirmary, has been organised by a businessman from London because “people working shifts after a bombing shouldn’t buy their own drinks.”
Ed Hall, also a volunteer for a lifeboat crew in London set up a crowd funding page this week to buy the emergency teams from the hospital a drink after what has undoubtedly been one of their most exhausting and difficult shifts.
Over £1,000 has been raised and put behind the bar at the Turing Tap pub on Oxford Road, two minutes from the hospital, donated by well wishers across the country, for the NHS staff.
Ed said: “I listened to the awful news this morning and thought I’d like to put a few quid behind the bar at a pub near the Manchester Royal Infirmary. I know alcohol isn’t the answer to the stress and trauma that the emergency services have experienced today, but it seems a simple and easy way to say thank you. I’m putting £50 behind the bar, any amount you can afford I’ll add it to mine.”
Zoe O’Sullivan from the Turing Tap said: “We thank our emergency services for the huge efforts following the tragic event.”