Weʼve raised £510 to help say thank you to the staff at Darent Valley Hospital for helping my Dad fight Covid-19.
- South East London
- Funded on Monday, 17th August 2020
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My Dad ( Michael McGonigle) recently contracted Covid-19.
We all tried our very best to avoid this as he has underlying respiratory issues but unfortunately my Dad’s health deteriorated and he was admitted to the Chestnut ward at Darent Valley Hospital.
As no visitors are allowed, we were in regular contact with the ward for updates, they were very helpful and patient with our phone calls. Michael continued to valiantly fight the virus but we started to fear the worst. It was a very fearful time but thankfully my Dad was discharged.
When he returned home he was still very weak but he wanted to thank the staff and NHS. Michael was amazed by their hard work, care and support towards all the patients.
My Dad is a retired engineer and gifted musician so he thought he would make a thank you film with his guitar, surrounded by his pets in his garden.
The film ( which was shot by his son in law, as we are self isolating as a family) has received thousands of views and caught the attention of many newspapers. We therefore thought we could take this gratitude further and raise money for the staff who are risking their lives to help others during this testing time.
Music has alway been a mutual love in our family. We often perform in a family band called The McGonigles. Our drummer is a paramedic on the front line, our singer is a teacher and Michael is fighting his personal battle against this evil virus.
We would like this video to give hope, calmness and help to highlight the amazing work of the NHS.
We would be very thankful if you could please donate to Darent Valley Hospital and the NHS to give them a boost of positivity and to remind them how grateful we are.
- 9 months ago
The McGonigles9 months ago
Thank you for all you kind donations towards Darent Valley. Please note you can donate less then £20, you just need to type in manually your amount. Anything is helpful and appreciated xx
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May 9, 2020
May 2, 2020
Great to see you back home Mick - thank you and huge respect to all in the NHS who put their lives on the line to help others.
Apr 27, 2020
Great what you are all doing - Glad your dad is better now ; )
Apr 25, 2020
Relieved to see my brother on the road to recovery. Thank you Darent Valley.
Sarha and Paul
Apr 23, 2020
A lovely tribute to the DVH staff. Glad you are on the road to recovery.
Apr 23, 2020
I am grateful for your good health and recovery. Stay safe and healthy 🙏🏽Best wishes
Apr 22, 2020
Yet another life saved by the medical staff who are fighting this dreadful disease.
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"Thank you to the dedicated staff at Darent Valley Hospital and my family who helped me through my 3 week battle with Covid - 19." Michael McGonigle