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Peterhead chairman copies Gary Neville

Wed 25 Mar 2020

Peterhead chairman Rodger Morrison has replicated the move made by Manchester United and England legend Gary Neville and stepped in to help National Health Service staff.

Neville turned over his Hotel Football and Stock Exchange Hotel to those involved directly in fighting the Coronavirus and Morrison has done likewise by providing rooms free of charge at the Cock and Bull Restaurant in Balmedie to help those travelling to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary to work on the Coronavirus epidemic.

The Restaurant has five rooms that are normally used on a Bed and Breakfast basis and they have been given them over to NHS staff to help them rest in-between lengthy shifts.

The Balmoor Chief said: “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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