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Paul McCartney, Emilia Clarke chronicle their personal stories about NHS

/ 10:55 PM April 21, 2020

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Paul McCartney is among the personalities contributing to “Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You” which was assembled earlier this April by bestselling author Adam Kay.

The compilation will feature a hundred “love letters” to the National Health Service, with all profits benefiting the NHS charities Together and the Lullaby Trust.


“Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You” will include contributions from British personalities, including authors like Lee Child, Jacqueline Wilson, E.L. James and Jilly Cooper, as well as presenters Graham Norton, Emily Maitliss and Peter Kay.


Dawn French, Emilia Clarke, Joanna Lumley, Peter Crouch, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Bill Bryson, Nick Hornby, Ian Rankin, Louis Theroux, Juno Dawson and Martin Freeman have also penned personal stories about how the NHS changed their lives.

Publisher Orion announced that additional celebrities will contribute to “Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You” until its release on July 9.

“Every single one of us owes so much to the NHS. It is our single greatest achievement as a nation, always there for us, and never more so than now. Since this project was conceived barely a week ago, I have been blown away by the number of people who have been in touch to share their amazing stories. I hope that the book, and the money it raises for charity, will in some way manage to say thank you to the heroes who are putting our lives before their own every day,” Adam Kay said of this latest compilation in a statement.

Kay is not the only British artist showing his support to the frontline NHS workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused the death of more than 16,000 people in the United Kingdom.

Damien Hirst has recently created “Butterfly Rainbow” for Britons to display at their windows to show their appreciation for NHS staff.


“I wanted to do something to pay tribute to the wonderful work NHS staff are doing in hospitals around the country. The rainbow is a sign of hope and I think it is brilliant that parents and children are creating their own version and putting them up in the windows of their homes,” the Bristol-born artist said in a statement.

A limited-edition of “Butterfly Rainbow” will also be offered for sale to raise funds for the NHS, with further details being announced in coming weeks on Hirst’s Instagram. JB


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