EVERYONE at QPR is hugely grateful to all the incredible NHS staff and key workers – and we want to acknowledge #RHeroes!
We continue to receive more stories and photos of R’s fans who are working hard to help protect us during the coronavirus outbreak.
You can nominate yours by emailing [email protected] or by using #RHeroes on social media.
Meet more of #RHeroes below …
Julie Newman nominated her nephew Phil Newman. Ex-army, Phil (below) is 31 and a lifelong QPR fan. Whilst he was in the army, he did two tours of Iraq and one in Afghanistan. He is now out of the army and is on furlough from his normal day job, but he has been volunteering for the NHS Volunteer Response scheme and has been helping the elderly and most vulnerable in his local area since the scheme started.
‘We are so proud of him.’
Michael Whelan nominated two members of the same family, Zoe Impey and Matthew Impey, who are both QPR season ticket holders. Within a space of 11 days they lost their Grandad and Dad through this awful virus.
'Both Zoe and Matthew work in a supermarket and are working a lot to feed the public and deserve a lot of praise.'
Paul Dowling has nominated his son Ciaran Dowling. Ciaran (above), a politics student at Royal Holloway, is back home in Northampton with all universities being closed. But rather than just sit around, Ciaran went out and got a temporary job with the local children’s services in what is a very challenging time for them as an organisation. Ciaran is going out to do the job as well as keeping up with assigned work being sent to him from the university.
‘As you can imagine, the whole family is very proud of him.’
Jeff McCullagh wanted to shout out Sarah Benjafield-Clarke. Sarah (above) works for the NHS at Stoke Mandeville Hospital as the administrator for resuscitation services.
'She may not be tending to patients on the frontline but she is the backbone of her department which is so very busy right now. She does a lot of work in the community too with her fundraising and with QPR.'
Janet Barr has nominated Jane and Chris Woolward, one of QPR’s host families. Jane (above) is a deputy chief nurse and Chris (below) is an ICU consultant. They have both caught the virus performing their roles but have now fully recovered and are back at work, whilst their children are attending schools for key workers.
From everyone at QPR to every single one of #RHeroes ...