DEVOTED Bradford City fan Charlotte Alty, 29, received a surprise video message from football pundit Chris Kamara thanking her for going above and beyond during the pandemic in her role as an Occupational Therapist at the Maire Curie Bradford Hospice.

She is also due to get married this weekend after her big day was postponed last year due to the pandemic.

In the video, Kammy says: “Hi Charlotte! I've been hearing all about the amazing work you and your team have been doing during the pandemic.

“It's so good how you shifted to working as healthcare assistants on the wards. You supported the nursing team by doing work you wouldn't normally do, all with no complaints, just happy helping out at a critical time.

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“Your colleagues also tell me that you are incredibly kind, and you even arranged a signed Bradford City shirt for one of your patients after discovering that, like you, he was a lifelong fan.

“Like many people you sadly had your wedding postponed last year due to covid, but I hear you have a new date – hooray! So congratulations and I hope you have a truly wonderful day, or should I say an unbelievable day!

“But mostly what I want to say is a big thank you, firstly from Marie Curie, but also from your patients and their families, and thank you to your whole team for everything you all do - you are absolutely amazing.”

The special thank you message was recorded as part of activity to mark Thank You Day this Sunday.

Hundreds of organisations across the UK including Marie Curie, the UKs leading end of life care charity, are calling for people to get together with their friends and neighbours and join the country’s biggest every thank you by doing anything from picnics to BBQ’s, street parties to park runs.

Andrew Marshall, Charlotte’s manager, Marie Curie Principal Social Worker, said: “The last 16 months have been tough for everyone working in healthcare.

“We’ve faced challenges and stress we could never have imagined, and it’s thanks to colleagues like Charlotte that we managed to get through it.

“By pulling together, getting stuck in and remaining positive, we’ve been able to continue providing the excellent end of life care and support we pride ourselves on.

“I’d like to add a personal message of thanks to Charlotte for everything she’s done throughout the pandemic and wish her a very happy wedding day which is actually this weekend!”

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