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Paul Larkin

Thank You Very Much to the NHS – A song by Pop & Syra

Hello and thank you for clicking onto my page. 

My name is Paul Larkin (Pop). During the lockdown over the past year, my ten year old granddaughter Syra was having to have home schooling but unfortunately,  was unable to have music lessons.

So I started providing weekly music lessons with her via Zoom and as these progressed with her we looked at undertaking a music project that would be purposeful and would hopefully provide some benefit to people.

 We have seen and learnt about the amazing work that the NHS doctors, nurses and teams have been doing day after day during the last year, over and above expectations. Images and news reports show they are all exhausted, many suffering themselves, working so many hours and not taking breaks or having holidays under unprecedented circumstances, battling through with PPE marked faces in a heroic way.

Many have already, or will in the future, need help to recover from their exhaustion, trauma and anxiety of undertaking their roles in helping us through the pandemic.

Lives have been saved and sadly lost but always, our NHS has been there, doing their best to win the fight against Covid-19.

I decided I would summarise the events of what has happened over the past year and put the words into a song.

The aim is to say thank you to the NHS staff for their amazing work, with the purpose of trying to raise as much money as possible to provide the NHS “Charities Together” with funds for which they could give help to all the NHS staff that need it now or sometime in the future.

Syra wanted to be part of this project and the fundraising following her love of music and so joined me on the song. 

We would like to say thank you to Kim Wallis at the Water Rats Studio for his time in making the project possible. 

We hope you will listen to the song I have written and which I play all the intruments on, and even sing along but importantly, if you could make a donation no matter how small or big to raise money for our NHS staff, that would be so appreciated.

Click here to listen to song and watch our video –

We hope you enjoy listening to it. 

Stay safe and thank you very much to the NHS.

Pop and Syra

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Great work Paul & Syra!

Sheila & Eric Whittaker

Well done to you both, we enjoyed listening. Great effort and worthy cause

John Wrate

Well done Paul & Syra, Only heard about it through old neighbours. Glad to add to the pot from The Wrate’s.

Chris And Jean Holyoak

Well done Paul and Syra. Such a good cause.

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£884.77 raised (+ £194.94 in Giftaid)


46 contributions

Pot closed on 10th May 2021

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All contributions raised will be sent directly to NHS Charities Together Registered charity in England and Wales (1186569)