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West Ham host local NHS heroes at final game of the season


As half of West Ham United’s ongoing pledge of help to local NHS trusts throughout East London and Essex, the Club invited members of employees from the Barts Health NHS Trust and Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) to the final game of the 2020/21 season in opposition to Southampton, to behave as flagbearers. 

With Government tips permitting 10,000 supporters at London Stadium, Laura Zarb, Tracey Knight, Kevin Gee, Maria Pitt, Trevor Tull and Alan Phipps, acted as flagbearers, as they joined the relaxation of the West Ham household in celebrating the Club’s sixth-place end and qualification for European soccer.

The six NHS key employees and their implausible colleagues have been additionally thanked by David Moyes himself, in his post-match handle, for his or her continued exhausting work all through the pandemic. 

Laura Zarb, who works at The Royal London Hospital, stated “Thank you to West Ham United for offering the tickets to yesterday’s game and for permitting us to be flag bearers earlier than the match.

“It was my first time at an expert soccer game and the environment in the stadium was wonderful and it was a memorable expertise I bought to share with my eldest Son – Thank you, I’m very grateful!”

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In addition to internet hosting the key employees and their family and friends to the final fixture of the marketing campaign, the membership has continued to help the local NHS Trusts all through the pandemic.

Providing them with no matter they might want, together with shirts, signed framed prints, participant calls to sufferers and medical doctors, webinars, in addition to help for his or her important campaigns – this coming after analysis from EY discovered the membership’s work helped ship £1.4m of annual financial savings to the NHS by diabetes prevention, together with through their award-winning ‘150 Club’ as half of the membership’s progressive Players’ Project.

West Ham United has additionally lately joined forces with a London healthcare charity to launch a marketing campaign in help of the NHS.

Hammers captain Mark Noble is one of the distinguished faces of the marketing campaign and can be showing on large promoting billboards, bus shelters, and double decker buses as they drive throughout London.

The marketing campaign will run till September, and also will function a variety of hospital employees and sufferers. As properly as on billboards and buses, the marketing campaign will seem on Tube ticket gates and bus shelters throughout East London.

Fiona Miller Smith, Barts Charity Chief Executive stated “After such a troublesome 12 months for each East London and our local NHS, it meant a lot to see our hospital employees waving the flags earlier than Sunday’s game – and for them to see the Hammers finish the season on such a excessive.

“West Ham have been such implausible companions for us all through the pandemic. Having the Club help our #Put onTheBadge marketing campaign – and having Mark Noble entrance it – has been good. As a charity proud to be targeted on East London, to have our largest local crew proper behind us means an terrible lot.”