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01st Apr 2020

#Covid-19: Keywest release fundraising music video for Ordinary Superhero in tribute to frontline workers

Keeley Ryan

Keywest have released a fundraising music video for Heroes-Aid, featuring some of Ireland’s frontline workers.

The Ordinary Superhero music video was the idea of businessman Doug Leddin and Andy Kavanagh of Keywest and the video features medical professionals who are all playing major roles in the fight against Covid-19 and since producing the video they have teamed up with Heroes-Aid to help raise critical funds.

The video is aiming to raise funds to provide practical supports, such as essential PPE (Protective Personal Equipment) and other essential resources.

The Fund also intends to provide longer term psychological, educational and practical support for frontline healthcare workers, their children and families who have been negatively impacted by Covid-19.

Dr Matthew O’Toole, Nurse Emma Coughlan and Paramedic Steven Mangan and his daughter Saoirse all star in the video which features a song specially written for days like these by Keywest, to encourage others to raise funds for our healthcare heroes and to play their part by staying indoors.

Heroes-Aid is the product of Mary Leahy, Public Health Nurse & National Coordinator for Nurse/Midwife Safety; Health, & Welfare Reps, Amanda Wilkinson (RCSI) and Damien Nee, member of Covid-19 Expert Advisory Group, all coming together and assisted by Doug Leddin.

“Our advisory group stretches far and wide to include some of the most incredibly talented professionals and driven people around Ireland.  We can ensure all monies raised are invested in what’s needed and deliver essential equipment to our front line staff,”  Damien Nee said as he spoke about Heroes-Aid.

“We want to show our brave frontline workers how appreciated they really are.  Our heroes include doctors, nurses, pharmacists, paramedics and the people who deliver vital supplies, the catering teams, maintenance and cleaning staff as well as the administration staff, who are all working tirelessly,” Doug Leddin added.

“They risk their lives everyday so that many more can live their lives.  Let’s give them all the support we can. We need to play our part so that our heroes can play theirs.”

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