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Coronavirus: Stags star joins NHS volunteers

Posted onPosted on 31st Mar

Mansfield Town star CJ Hamilton is among the more than 750,000 volunteers who have signed up to help the NHS during the coronavirus crisis.

The winger saw a post on social media urging people to help and joined with his girlfriend.

“I know the last thing NHS staff in the hospitals need right now is to be running around to sort out people’s medicines when people like me can come along and take that duty off them,” he said.

“The staff in the hospitals can then focus on people’s recoveries, getting people better and freeing up equipment for people that need it.

“I have grandparents in London who are self-isolating at the minute — knowing that I can’t bring them stuff affects me because I’d love to be able to bring them stuff all the time. Luckily, I have family members who can bring them stuff, but I think about people who don’t have those family members.

“I just want to be there to help so they don’t have to stress about if they are going to be able to get food or medicines in time.”

Hamilton is taking people their shopping and medicine, and has also offered to help with transferring medical equipment.

He added: “My girlfriend has signed up for the same things of me, so that’s two of us in our household that can go out and help people.

“It (all) shows that everyone can come together in bad times and help each other out.”