Mansfield pub is keeping spirits up at a hospital by playing two uplifting songs a day to staff from its car park

This is how a Mansfield pub is helping to raise the spirits of staff working at a nearby hospital.

Saturday, 11th April 2020, 8:49 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 12:04 pm
Rebecca and Chris, managers of the William IV pub in Mansfield.

Landlady of the William IV pub Rebecca Hirst came up with the idea to play two songs a day at 6pm from a speaker in the car park and outside the front door.

The idea has been a big hit with staff at Orchard Medical Practice and Mansfield Community Hospital who are dancing in the aisles along with neighbours of the pub on Stockwell Gate.

Rebecca said: "Everyone comes out onto the gardens to sing and dance and all the staff over the road come to the windows to join in.

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"We are amazed at the amount of messages we're getting on our Facebook page, comments and shares plus a lot personal messages saying how much everyone loves it and enjoys what we are doing to keep the community in high spirits."

Her partner Chris Rodgers said: " We started it last Sunday and we thought if we get any complaints we'll stop doing it but everyone is loving it. The Community Hospital staff liked it so much they have dropped us off nine Easter eggs.

"They've hung a big rainbow sign out of the window today to say thank you for the thought - that was nice."

Songs played so far include Don't worry be happy, Que Sera Sera, You'll never walk alone and Over the rainbow.

He added; "All the NHS staff are absolutely brilliant I don't think anyone can thank them enough."