From left: Barry Disdel, Sam Crane and Gary Goldsmith with his daughter

Convoy leads NHS praise

A group of local businesses are continuing to show support for the NHS and provide masks for carers.

Once again last week the trio of Barry Disdel, Sam Crane and Gary Goldsmith were out clapping carers at a local hospital, this time Peterborough City Hospital.

The convoy organised was even featured on the BBC’s Clap For Carers programme.

For the second week they were able to give 100 masks to be used by care staff and funded by donations.

They included a brilliantly generous donation of £100 courtesy of Margaret and Eric Meads after reading about the convoys in The Voice.

“The reaction was unbelievable,” Barry said.

“It’s been a really touching thing to do as you’re clapping the staff for the amazing work they do.

“Also you can see how much it means that people are going to the effort to thank them for what they do.”

Next week the trio are planning on organising a convoy to Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital and provide special gifts.

It will be especially emotional for Barry given his daughter Samantha, a nurse at the hospital, will be there. And they will be taking Samantha’s grandad Dennis Pearson who was treated at the hospital for COVID-19.

“Out of something bad, something good is coming out these convoys,” Barry said. “We’ve made a lot of friends and we’ll continue to meet up after.”

Leave a Reply