Running free photo tribute to the NHS
Photographer Mick Hall is giving NHS staff free digital downloads in gratitude for their heroic efforts during the coronavirus outbreak. NHS nurse and top runner Steve Forsyth has expressed his appreciation for this generous offer.
Formerly of Wolverhampon & Bilston AC now a member of Prestatyn RC and Team Marathon Road, Steve Forsyth is also Director of Nursing at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Wales.
Steve is one of many NHS workers affected by the crisis who has witnessed acts of decency and self-sacrifice saying: “At a time of uncertainty and challenge we have all been touched by the connection this global pandemic has given us as humans; we are connected by time, kindness, compassion and care.”
Race director and photographer Mick Hall has personal experience of the NHS following a diagnosis of Lymphoma cancer in 2017 but after six months of treatment was given the all-clear. A runner with Trentham RC and Staffordshire Moorlands AC before embarking upon a career in sports photography to great success, Mick Hall organises five running events in Staffordshire.
This well-known and respected figure within the running community is, like others, concerned about races being cancelled saying: “These are scary times for everyone involved in the sport or organising running and triathlon events. I hope all these events manage to survive this crisis.”
He praised the hard work and dedication of the NHS in his own words: “I decided to give all NHS staff free digital downloads for the duration of this outbreak. All they have to do is contact me through my website or Facebook”
This resulted in a ‘thank you’ from Steve to Mick for "supporting the NHS at a time when all the staff are working long hours to keep people safe and cared for."
Image courtesy of Mick Hall Photos