South Yorkshire's singing plumber thanks NHS with new charity song

A singing plumber from South Yorkshire has been using his time away from the copper pipes during the Covid-19 pandemic to write a new song in support of the NHS.

Saturday, 16th May 2020, 8:03 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th May 2020, 1:26 pm

Paul Ballington’s song ‘Protect our NHS’ says a huge thank you to all NHS workers and highlights the work being carried out every day by nurses, carers, porters, doctors, security staff, paramedics and everyone else in between.

The light-hearted song also reinforces the lockdown message about staying at home and protecting the NHS.

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Singing plumber Paul Ballington has released a new song during the lockdown.

Paul, who has been dubbed the ‘Singing Plumber’ by the media after featuring on local radio and TV, said he was blown away by the response he received from the public wanting to be involved in the song’s music video.

“I generally write topical songs and I have a Facebook following of around 40,000 plus and I've got a lot of friends that work for the NHS,” the 42-year-old from Dinnington said.

“I did a song about homeschooling so it just seemed the right thing to do.

“I’ve released it as a single it’s on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and originally I put the idea out there to see if anybody would be interested in being in the video to send me over photographs of themselves in uniform and in PPE and I got hundreds. It was very emotional to hear people’s stories.

“It’s my aim to bring a few smiles and laughs to our amazing NHS workers and hopefully try and give something back by raising money for these amazing people.”

Paul has been writing songs on and off for 18 years starting with little ditties and birthday songs for friends and family.

More recently he has begun writing tailor-made songs for any occasion such as birthdays and weddings and became a YouTube sensation surprising brides and grooms with his funny lyrics on their big day.

Paul says he actually scrapped the first version of the song as it was not ‘witty’ enough, rewriting the final version in just an hour.

The single is available to buy now from iTunes and Amazon with all proceeds going straight to the NHS. You can also view the video on YouTube.

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