Joe McElderry from South Shields has set out to thank the NHS by performing at the Tyne Theatre in Newcastle at the finale of a series of national events supporting the NHS Social Care and Frontline Workers Day on July 5.
The X Factor winner has announced that he will appear at the live streamed show in aid of saying thank you to the NHS workes who helped in the fight against Covid-19.
As well as an online audience, it is hoped that representatives will be invited from the NHS Foundation Trust, North East Ambulance Service, Great North Air Ambulance Service, Northumbria Blood Bikes, along with key workers and their families.
Joe said: “I’ve got family members who are nurses and before I became a singer I was fascinated by medicine and wanted to be a paramedic. The NHS is free at the point of access and we are all very lucky to have that.
"Now more than ever we realise what a savour it is and that’s one of the reasons why I want to say thank you to every front-line worker for their hard work.
“The NHS heroes deserve some light entertainment as it’s been incredibly hard for them and I’m really excited to be able to bring a bit of fun and happiness to everyone.”
Joe will also be joined by several other local and national stars during the free event and organisers say any donations will go towards helping NHS related charities.