I have no words (Stone to Royal Stoke University Hospital) - In the name of Thiago - Day 286
I walked up towards the children's hospital entrance at the Royal Stoke today and I was greeted by this sight. People lining the streets to greet me. But they weren't just lining the streets, they were applauding. Loudly. I will probably never experience anything like this again but you know what, I'll have this memory for the rest of my life.
I was completely overwhelmed. As many of you will know, it is not a common thing for me to be lost for words - it's not a terribly helpful trait for a broadcaster - but today I was truly gobsmacked. These people in their scrubs are the real heroes: the heroes of our NHS - probably the greatest organisation that exists in the UK. My wife works for the NHS and I am so fucking proud of them and proud to have raised £21,000 and counting for them. Celebrate them please people.