Dear NHS: Sir Paul McCartney and Ricky Gervais among 100 celebrities writing for charity book

Star-studded line-up already includes a litany of beloved comedians, actors, writers and musicians

NHS workers thank public for staying home

A host of celebrities including Sir Paul McCartney, Dame Emma Thompson and Ricky Gervais are contributing to a new charity book called Dear NHS: 100 Love Stories to Say Thank You.

The book, which will be edited by This is Going to Hurt author Adam Kay, will raise money for the NHS amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and will contain anecdotes and tributes from 100 different well-known personalities.

Kay said that the project was only conceived a week ago, but he has already been flooded with contributions.

Emilia Clarke, Dawn French, Sir Michael Palin, Graham Norton, Peter Kay, Stephen Fry, Sue Perkins, Stewart Lee, Kathy Burke and Louis Theroux are some of the other names who will feature in the book.

"Every single one of us owes so much to the NHS," said Kay.

"It is our single greatest achievement as a nation, always there for us and never more so than now."

All of the book's profits will be donated to the NHS charities Together and The Lullaby Trust, Kay has confirmed.

The collection will be released on 9 July, and is currently available to pre-order online, from Amazon and Waterstones.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in