Festive fundraising thank you from Sheffield ambulance staff
18 December 2020
Yorkshire Ambulance Service colleagues Sue Tingle and Ryan Stewart have teamed up to bring festive cheer to Sheffield families who are struggling to put food on their tables this Christmas.
Sue, a Paramedic at Middlewood Ambulance Station, wanted to give something back to generous local communities who have left food, gifts and morale-boosting notes for NHS staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
So she recruited the help of Batemoor-based Ambulance Care Assistant Ryan to produce a cover of Silent Night as a way of saying thank you and raising money for food banks in the city.
Sue, who has worked for the ambulance service since 1996, said: “It’s been a tough year for everyone but we still have our jobs and for that we are really grateful. We are very aware that there are many people who are not as fortunate as us so we wanted to do something to help as well as thanking the local communities who have overwhelmed us with their kindness and support this year.”
Ryan, who has been singing since he was six, hopes their efforts can raise £1,350 for Sheffield food banks.
He said: “Singing has always been a hobby of mine so I was more than happy to help when Sue asked if I would get involved. Hopefully our efforts will help to get people in the festive mood and raise vital funds to help make Christmas a happier time for those who may be struggling.”
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