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Peterhead FC chairman steps in to provide support to NHS Staff

Wednesday March 25th 2020 at 12:48 PM

Peterhead FC’s chairman has joined the effort to help NHS staff fighting coronavirus by giving them a place to rest between shifts.

Roger Morrison has opened up rooms at the Cock and Bull in Balmedie for those travelling to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary to treat patients.

The five rooms at the restaurant, which is currently closed to customers, will be available to staff free of charge.

It comes after Manchester United and England legend Gary Neville handed over his Hotel Football and Stock Exchange Hotel to health workers treating those with Covid-19.

Mr Morrison told the club: “We were made aware of NHS staff travelling into the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary from Aberdeenshire including some from Macduff.

“They were looking for somewhere to rest their heads in-between what was sometimes double shifts as opposed to making a long journey home and back in to work. We got in touch and offered them a place at the Cock and Bull.”

“Our restaurant is closed just now so it is a difficult time for everyone but the NHS people at the ARI are on the front-line and doing tremendous work for everyone. If this can help them in some way, I would be delighted.”

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