Hamilton pays tribute to NHS after emotional video

2020-04-12 11:16
Lewis Hamilton (PA)
Lewis Hamilton (PA)

Six-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton has called Britain's National Health Services (NHS) heroes in the fight against Covid-19.

Britain's NHS is on the frontline battling against the deadly Covid-19 outbreak. There have now been almost 9,000 deaths recorded in the UK.

And Hamilton received a video from NHS nurse Petula Rees, who works in the intensive care unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, who explained how Hamilton's 'never give up' motto inspires her and her patients in their respective fights against the virus.

But since the masks staff must wear make it quite hard to talk to patients, Petula came up with a fantastic idea.

In her video she said: When I've got a problem, I'm a very deep person and I keep things to myself.

"But his words 'never give up' keep me going. They have kept me going on a lot of occasions.

"I always told my patients before the Covid-19 actually arrived to never give up. Because they come and they are so vulnerable and so ill.

"They don't see us with our full faces, we've always got masks on and visors on. The masks we've got on at the moment are very tight fitting.

"We get marks on our faces when we wear them for a long time and it's very hard to hear very well. I'm sure these patients can't hear us very well so I came up with a little idea and I wrote on my little face mask 'Never Give Up' with a little heart.

"So whenever I put this mask on I always point to it for the patients and tell them to 'Never Give Up'."

In response Hamilton said: "I am so in awe of you, you guys are the real heroes.

"Thank you to everyone, all of you frontline workers, the NHS, you all inspire me to do more in helping people.

"Let's never give up caring and helping those who need it most my thoughts and prayers are with you."

Read more on:    lewis hamilton  |  lockdown  |  coronavirus  |  f1


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Hypothetically, given the same cars to drive, who is the most talented current Formula One driver in your opinion?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.