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Rock legend Rick plays piano at Norwich hospital 

Norfolk-based rock star and keyboard legend Rick Wakeman entertained staff and patients at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital on December 15.

The Christian former Yes song-writer played a selection of festive music in the East Atrium and the sound of Christmas rang through the hospital.
 
Due to Covid-19 restriction this was not a public event and not announced to staff prior to Rick coming to the hospital.
 
Consultant surgeon Richard Wharton who organised this event along with the N&N Hospitals Charity, said: “Usually at this time of the year staff, patient and visitors enjoy public musical events organised by the charity. But this has not been possible this year for obvious reasons. To have Rick come to the hospital to play for us is amazing. He has really boosted morale and it has been a real treat for everyone.”
 
Rick added: “Coming to the NNUH to play is the very least I could do for our local NHS staff. I’ve always been convinced that music can play an important part to healing in a non-medical way and if my playing can lift the spirits that it was a pleasure.”
 
The N&N Hospitals Charity wishes to thank you everyone for their support to their NHS hospital this year and wishes a safe Christmas.
 
Article and picture courtesy of NNUH.

Read our previous article about Rick Wakeman.
 
See below to watch a video of Rick playing at the NNUH.

Keith Morris, 21/12/2020

Keith Morris
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